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For the album, see L-O-V-E (album). For other uses, see Love (disambiguation).
Song by Nat King Cole from the album L-O-V-E
Released January 1965
Genre Jazz, traditional pop
Length 2:34
Label Capitol
Writer Bert Kaempfert - music, Milt Gabler - lyrics
Single by Nat King Cole
B-side I Don't Want to See Tomorrow
Released September 1964
Single by Joss Stone
from the album Introducing Joss Stone (Special Edition Bonus CD)
A-side Baby Baby Baby (UK CD Single)
Released 18 September 2007
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Jazz
Length 2:48
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler
Producer(s) Raphael Saadiq
Joss Stone singles chronology
"Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now"
"Baby Baby Baby"

"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The trumpet solo is by Bobby Bryant.[citation needed] The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964.

Nat King Cole also recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" in a combination of Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.


The song has been covered by several artists, including Cole's daughter, Natalie Cole; Michael Bublé; Chelsea Krombach; and Joss Stone. Stone's version was released worldwide on the iTunes Store on September 18, 2007, and reached number one hundred on the UK Singles Chart the week of November 17, 2007, spending only one week on the chart. Stone performed a duet of the song with Natalie Cole at Frosted Pink, an ABC-televised benefit concert to raise awareness of women's cancer, held at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, on October 6, 2007.

Charts (Joss Stone version)[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Italian FIMI Download Chart 69
Swiss Singles Chart[1] 75
UK Singles Chart[2] 100

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