|Song by Nat King Cole from the album L-O-V-E|
|Writer||Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler|
|Single by Nat King Cole|
|B-side||I Don't Want to See Tomorrow|
|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|
|Writer(s)||Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler|
|Joss Stone singles chronology|
"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. 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. Ukulele music artist Julia Nunes also did a cover that got posted to her official Youtube channel as a special Valentine's Day cover.
In 2008 Jools Holland recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" for his album The Informer with Rico Rodriguez singing lead vocals. It is a song that Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have performed for several years now.
In 2011, the 16-year old, Catalan talent Andrea Motis performed the song on the TV channel Canal 33, singing the lead vocal and playing trumpet along with her music tutor Joan Chamarro and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona, the youngest jazz band in Europe at the time.
Pablo Bubar  reintroduced "L-O-V-E" in one of the musical romance sketches of "Pablo the Romantic" from "Boom Town", broadcast by BBC Three (UK, 2013). This version includes the piano music of Ross Leadbeater .
In popular culture
- A recording by Natalie Cole, originally from her 1991 album Unforgettable... with Love, is featured in the 2005 film Bewitched
- Featured in the film Sleepless in Seattle
- Briefly sung by Bruce Campbell in an episode of the television series Jack of All Trades, although he changes the lyrics because he forgets what O stands for
- Sung by Drew Carey in an episode of the television series The Drew Carey Show
- Featured in the French film He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (À la folie... pas du tout) starring Audrey Tatou
- Featured in the film Quick Change
- Featured in the film The Parent Trap
- Featured in the film The Little Rascals
- Featured in the film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- Featured in the film Why Did I Get Married?
- Featured in the film The Girl From Monaco
- Featured in the film Lars and the Real Girl
- Featured in the film I Don't Know How She Does It
- Featured in the film Ghosts of Girlfiends past
- Featured at the end of the season eleven episode Valentine's Day in Quahog of Family Guy
- Featured in one of the musical romance sketches of "Pablo the Romantic" (played by Pablo Bubar) from Boom Town, broadcast by BBC Three (UK, 2013)
Charts (Joss Stone version)
|Italian FIMI Download Chart||69|
|Swiss Singles Chart||75|
|UK Singles Chart||100|
- "Joss Stone – L-O-V-E – swisscharts.com". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- "Chart Stats – Joss Stone – L-O-V-E". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2008-02-22.