That's What Love Is For

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"That's What Love Is For"
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Heart In Motion
Released September 12, 1991
Format 7" single, Cassette single, Promotional single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre CCM, Adult Contemporary, Pop
Length 4:17
Label A&M
Writer(s) Amy Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark Mueller
Producer(s) Michael Omartian
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Every Heartbeat"
"That's What Love Is For"
"Ask Me"
Music video
"That's What Love Is For" on YouTube

"That's What Love Is For" is a 1991 Billboard Hot 100 top ten single by Christian music singer Amy Grant. It was released as the fourth single from the Heart In Motion album. The single was the only one from the album to be released both to secular and Christian radio; "That's What Love Is For" was the album's second Christian radio single and its third pop radio single. In the United States, "That's What Love Is For" became Amy Grant's second Adult Contemporary chart-topper and third Top Ten Hot 100 single, peaking at #7,[1] while in the United Kingdom the single reached #60.

In 1992, Kids Incorporated covered the song with Kenny Ford on lead vocals.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single, and mixes shots of Grant wearing a red cloak and singing to the camera, while other shots of her singing are in black and white. It also features a male/female couple, sitting together on a bench but not looking at each other. At the 3:12 mark of the video (just after Grant sings the bridge leading into the last chorus), the couple are seen in black and white, holding each other loosely while the music plays and Grant sings. The video fades out on a shot of Grant singing ad-libs in front of a sepia-toned background. Off in the distance is the man, and further off, presumably the woman. Behind them all are four large letters with spell the word "LOVE".

Official versions[edit]

Audio Versions[edit]

  • Original Album Version - 4:17
  • LP Edit Mix
  • 7" Single Mix
  • Extended Single Mix
  • Chris Cox Club Mix - 7:26 (Released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Mixshow Edit - 5:32 (Released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Radio Edit - 3:12 (Released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Dub - 5:42 (Released in 2014)

Video Versions[edit]

  • Original Album Version


U.S. Promotional A&M CD Single[edit]

  1. "That's What Love Is For" (7" Single mix)
  2. "That's What Love Is For" (LP edit)
  3. "That's What Love Is For" (Extended Single mix)
  4. "That's What Love Is For" (LP version)

U.S. Myrrh Promotional CD Single[edit]

  1. "That's What Love Is For"
  2. Radio Spot (60 sec.)
  3. Radio Spot (30 sec.)

U.K. Retail Single[edit]

  1. "That's What Love Is For" (Album edit)
  2. "Baby Baby" (No Getting Over You mix)
  3. "That's What Love Is For" (Extended Single mix)
  4. "That's What Love Is For" (Album version)


Cover Versions[edit]

  • Recorded by artist Anna Fegi and re-released in 2014 on Universal Records's Praise and Worship compilation album Mga Misteryo Ng Liwanag


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 106. 
  2. ^ Kids Inc
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
Preceded by
"When a Man Loves a Woman" by Michael Bolton
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
November 30 - December 14, 1991
Succeeded by
"Keep Coming Back" by Richard Marx