That Ole Devil Called Love

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"That Ole Devil Called Love"
Single by Alison Moyet
B-side Don't Burn Down The Bridge
Released 1985
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:02
Label CBS (UK)
Writer(s) Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher
Producer(s) Pete Wingfield
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Invisible"
(1984)
"That Ole Devil Called Love"
(1985)
"Is This Love?"
(1985)

"That Ole Devil Called Love" is a song written in 1944 by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. It was first recorded by Billie Holiday, who released it as the B-side of her hit "Lover Man" in 1945.[1][2]

In 1985 the song was recorded by Alison Moyet, whose version, produced by Pete Wingfield, reached no.2 on the UK singles chart.[2][3] Other artists who have recorded the song include Tony Bennett,[1] Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Schuur.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "That Ole Devil Called Love" at SecondhandSongs.com. Retrieved 6 May 2014
  2. ^ a b "Song of the Day: That Ole Devil Called Love", Music and Meaning: The RBHS Jukebox, 18 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014
  3. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 538. ISBN 0-00-717931-6. 
  4. ^ "That Ole Devil Called Love" search at ASCAP. Retrieved 6 May 2014