Love Boat (song)

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"Love Boat Theme"
Single by Jack Jones
from the album Nobody Does It Better
B-side "Ready to Take a Chance Again"
Released 1979
Genre Disco
Length 2:57
Label MGM Records
Writer(s) Charles Fox, Paul Williams
Producer(s) Ken Barnes
Jack Jones singles chronology
"You Need a Man"
(1977)
"Love Boat Theme"
(1979)

"Love Boat" is a single by Jack Jones released in 1979 by MGM Records.

Song information[edit]

The song was written by Charles Fox (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics). It became the theme music of the popular American television series The Love Boat, broadcast between 1977 and 1986. Jones's version was used as the opening tune for most of the seasons, only to be replaced by Dionne Warwick's cover in the last one.

Jack Jones released the track on a single in 1979 as "Love Boat Theme", with "Ready to Take a Chance Again" as the B-side (the latter was earlier recorded by Barry Manilow and released as the single in 1978[1]). Later that year the song appeared as the opening track on Jones's album Nobody Does It Better, this time billed as "The Love Boat".

Track listing[edit]

A. "Love Boat Theme" - 2:57
B. "Ready to Take a Chance Again" - 2:51

Amanda Lear version[edit]

"Love Boat"
Single by Amanda Lear
from the album Heart
Released November 5, 2001[3]
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop
Length 3:13
Label Le Marais Prod.
Producer(s) FX Costello
Amanda Lear singles chronology
"From Here to Eternity"
(2000)
"Love Boat"
(2001)
"I Just Wanna Dance Again"
(2002)

French singer Amanda Lear recorded the song for her 2001 comeback album Heart. It was released as the first single from the album and has since become a standard in Lear's concert performances. In 2004 "Love Boat" was released in limited picture disc format, with only 500 copies available.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was actually an edited performance from a French television show. It later appeared on Amanda's 2005 single "Copacabana".

Track listing[edit]

  • CD Maxi-Single (2001)[5]
  1. "Love Boat" (Radio Edit) - 3:13
  2. "Love Boat" (Instrumental) - 3:12
  3. "Rainbow Love Boat" (Oriental Mix) - 5:10
  • CD Single (2001)[6]
  1. "Love Boat" (Radio Edit) - 3:13
  2. "Love Boat" (Instrumental) - 3:12
  • 12" Picture Disc (2004)[7][8]
A. "Love Boat" (Radio Edit) - 3:12
B. "Love Boat" (Instrumental) - 3:10

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry Manilow - Ready To Take A Chance Again (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Jack Jones - Love Boat Theme (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Amanda Lear: Amazon.fr: Musique". www.amazon.fr (in French). Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  4. ^ "Love Boat: Amanda Lear: Music". www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  5. ^ "Amanda Lear - Love Boat (CD) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ "Amanda Lear - Love Boat (CD) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ "Amanda Lear - Love Boat (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  8. ^ "Love Boat by Amanda Lear : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-05-14.