Lessons in Love (song)

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For the Neon Trees and Kaskade song, see Lessons in Love (All Day, All Night).
"Lessons in Love"
Single by Level 42
from the album Running in the Family
B-side "Hot Water"
Released 1986 (UK)
1987 (US)
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave[1]
Length 4:00
Label PolydorPOSP 790
Writer(s) Wally Badarou, Mark King, Rowland Charles Gould
Producer(s) Level 42
Level 42 singles chronology
"Leaving Me Now"
(1985)
"Lessons in Love"
(1986)
"Running in the Family"
(1987)

"Lessons in Love" was a single from the British band Level 42, released in 1986, from the album Running in the Family (released one year later).

This single is the band's biggest hit, in their homeland, where it reached no. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, and internationally, entering the Top 10 in numerous countries; even reaching the no. 1 spot in some of them (Germany, South Africa, etc.).

It's also one of the few singles from the band that broke into the Billboard Hot 100, where it reached no. 12 in 1987. It is the first of five singles from their 1987 album, Running in the Family, and it made way for the success of other singles from the album.

In 1988, the Serbian band Poslednja Igra Leptira covered this song on Serbian language with lyrics "Taksi".

Track listing[edit]

  • United Kingdom (1986) 12"[2]
  1. "Lessons In Love" (Extended version)
  2. "Something About You" (Remix)
  3. "Hot Water" (live)
  • Australia (1986) 12"[3]
  1. "Lessons In Love (Extended version)
  2. "World Machine"
  3. "Hot Water" (live)
  • United States 1987 7"[4]
  1. "Lessons In Love"
  2. "Hot Water" (live)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" by Modern Talking
German number-one single
14 July 1986 – 18 August 1986 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Holiday Rap" by MC Miker G & DJ Sven
Preceded by
"Venus" by Bananarama
Swiss number-one single
3 August 1986 – 21 September 1986 (8 weeks)
Preceded by
"Dancing on the Ceiling" by Lionel Richie
South African number-one single
3 October 1986 – 24 October 1986 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Venus" by Bananarama
Preceded by
"¿A quién le importa?" by Alaska y Dinarama
Spanish number-one single
8 December 1986 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Geronimo's Cadillac" by Modern Talking

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