Love T.K.O.

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"Love T.K.O."
Single by David Oliver
from the album Here's To You
Released 1980
Format 7" single b- side of My Lady Mercury 45-76067
Recorded 1980
Genre Soul, Quiet Storm
Length 4:36
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Cecil Womack
Linda Womack
Eddie Noble
Producer(s) Wayne Henderson
"Love T.K.O."
Single by Teddy Pendergrass
from the album TP
Released 1980
Format cassette single, 12-inch single
Recorded 1980
Genre Soul, Quiet Storm
Length 4:58
Label Philadelphia International Records
Writer(s) Cecil Womack
Linda Womack
Eddie Noble
Producer(s) Dexter Wansel, Cecil Womack, Cynthia Biggs
Teddy Pendergrass singles chronology
"Love T.K.O."
(1980)
"Two Hearts"
(1981)

"Love T.K.O." is a song written by Cecil & Linda Womack for soul singer David Oliver appearing first on the Oliver album 'Here's To You'

However it is mainly associated with R&B and soul artist Teddy Pendergrass,who released it as a single after it had appeared on his 1980 album, TP. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It has been covered by several artists, including Deborah Harry, Regina Belle, Hall & Oates, Bette Midler, Boz Scaggs, Lambchop, Michael McDonald and Seal.[1] Cecil & Linda Womack recorded the song themselves as Womack & Womack and it appeared simply as "T.K.O." on their debut album Love Wars in 1983.

In 2006, Pendergrass' version of the song was featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on fictional radio station VCFL. It was also used in 2005 video game Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy). DJ Spooky referenced the song in his essay entitled "Groove Theory" in URB. Artist Ahmad Lewis used the melody for a remix of his 1994 song, "Back in the Day" from his self-titled album Ahmad. In 1995, R&B group Xscape would sample it for their remix of Who Can I Run To. The song was sampled also by Kenny Lattimore and Total.

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