L-O-V-E

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For the album, see L-O-V-E (album). For other uses, see Love (disambiguation).
"L-O-V-E"
Single by Nat King Cole
from the album L-O-V-E
A-side "I Don't Want to See Tomorrow"
Released September 1964
Format 7" single
Genre
Length 2:30
Label Capitol
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Lee Gillette
"L-O-V-E"
Single by Joss Stone
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
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"
(2007)
"L-O-V-E"
(2007)
"Baby Baby Baby"
(2007)

"L-O-V-E" is a song recorded by Nat King Cole for his album of the same name (1965). It was composed by Bert Kaempfert, with lyrics by Milt Gabler. The trumpet solo was performed by Bobby Bryant.[1] The song had previously appeared an instrumental track on Kaempfert's album Blue Midnight (1964).

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

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by several artists, including Dionne Warwick on The Windows of the World (1967),[2] Cole's daughter Natalie Cole on Unforgettable... with Love (1991),[3] and Michael Bublé on the special edition of Call Me Irresponsible (2007).[4]

English singer Joss Stone recorded a cover of "L-O-V-E" for the soundtrack to a short film for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright, which debuted on September 24, 2007 on E!, Bravo, and VH1.[5] Stone's version was released digitally on September 18, 2007,[6] reaching number 100 on the UK Singles Chart and number seventy-five on the Swiss Singles Chart.[7][8]

Stone performed a duet of the song with Natalie Cole at Frosted Pink, a benefit concert to raise awareness of women's cancer, which took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on October 6, 2007 and aired on ABC on October 14.[9][10]

Charts[edit]

Nat King Cole version
Chart (1964) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 81
Chart (2014) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[12] 111
Joss Stone version
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 75
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 100

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L-O-V-E (LP liner notes). Nat King Cole. Capitol Records. 1965. ST 2195. 
  2. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "The Windows of the World – Dionne Warwick". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Unforgettable: With Love – Natalie Cole". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Call Me Irresponsible: Special Edition – Michael Bublé". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Joss Stone – Coco Mademoiselle". jossstone.com. September 26, 2007. Archived from the original on October 6, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "L-O-V-E: MP3 Downloads: Joss Stone". Amazon.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: DJ S – The System Of Life". Zobbel. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Swisscharts.com – Joss Stone – L-O-V-E". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Shawn Johnson presenter at Frosted Pink airing October 14th". Stanton & Company. October 13, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Singers Joss Stone (L) and Natalie Cole perform at the Frosted Pink Presented By sanofi-aventis and Wachovia Putting Women's Cancer on Ice at the Barker Hangar on October 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California". Getty Images. October 6, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Nat King Cole Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Nat King Cole. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nat "King" Cole – L-O-V-E" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100449/soundtrack?ref_=tt_ql_trv_7

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