Your Love (The Outfield song)

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"Your Love"
Single by The Outfield
from the album Play Deep
B-side "61 Seconds"
Released February 14, 1986
Format 45
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 3:36
Label Columbia
Writer(s) John Spinks
The Outfield singles chronology
"Say It Isn't So"
(1985)
"Your Love"
(1986)
"All the Love in the World"
(1986)

"Your Love" is a song from The Outfield's debut album, Play Deep. It was written by John Spinks, the band's keyboardist/guitarist and songwriter. Despite The Outfield being British, the song was a hit only in the United States. In the US it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1986.

"Your Love" is sung from the point of view of a man who tries to convince a younger female acquaintance to have an intimate night with him while his older girlfriend, Josie, is away on vacation.

Play Deep (The Outfield Album) - Your Love

Covers[edit]

Cover versions of "Your Love" have been recorded by the following artists:

An acoustic version was recorded in 1992 and is featured on the 80's Hits Stripped compilation.

Live covers[edit]

Bon Iver covered the song in 2009 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.[1] Indie rock band The Decemberists have been performing a cover of the song live since 2005.[2] Canadian alternative country artist Kathleen Edwards has also covered this song in her live shows.

The Aquabats began performing the song live in 2012, with drummer Ricky Fitness on lead vocals.

Bruno Mars also covered the song at a New Year's Eve party in 2011 and 2014 as well as on a radio show during an interview.

Sister Hazel is also known to cover "Your Love" at many live shows.

Samples and interpolations[edit]

American remixer DJ X of the duo Plummet sampled the single in 2003 under the title "Use Your Love," which was done in a Breakbeat style.

R&B singer Lloyd interpolated the chorus in his song "Lose Your Love", from his 2008 album Lessons in Love. Rapper B.o.B included both a sample and an interpolation of the song in his 2008 song "Use Ur Love", produced by Jim Jonsin.

Rapper Charles Hamilton sampled the song on his song "Theories of Wine".

Saturday Night Live used the song as the basis for an 80s sketch on November 24, 2013, with Josh Hutcherson lip syncing the lyrics in bits. The song was featured in the opening of the movie Tammy (film) with the character Tammy Melissa McCarthy singing along with the song.

Brazilian rap song Rap das Armas by MC Júnior e Leonardo sampled "Your Love". The song started as a praise to Rio de Janeiro, but eventually became a protest on urban violence and is part of the beginning of Funk carioca and Proibidão movements. Later version of "Rap das Armas" by Cidinho & Doca was also based on the song, just like the original MC Júnior e Leonardo version, the lyrics were replaced by "pa ra pa pa...", an onomatopoeia of the sound of machine guns. Cidinho & Doca's re-edition of the song became worldwide known after being used on the soundtrack of Golden Bear winning movie Elite Squad,[3][4] peaking #1 in the Netherlands and Sweden.[5]

Soundtrack and sports appearances[edit]

The song is featured on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack. It is streamed on the videogame's radio Flash FM. "Your Love" was also heard in the 2009 film Adventureland. The 2014 film Tammy also features the song.

The song has notably been used as a walk-up song by several Major League Baseball players. White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham had the song played before his at-bats, inspiring sing-alongs from the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field, and has been used by several other Major League Baseball players, including Kelly Johnson in 2009.[6] Eric Byrnes also used the song during this period. Later, outfielders Frank Catalanotto and Mark Kotsay used "Your Love" as their at-bat music at Miller Park during their 2009 and 2011 stints (respectively) with the Milwaukee Brewers, where fans would also sing along. In the 2012 season, Twins outfielder Josh Willingham and Nationals catcher Jesús Flores both used the song as their walk-up music, as did Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies, who used it throughout 2013 as well. Blackmon has continued to use this song throughout the 2014 season.[7] Willingham has kept the song during the 2013 MLB season.

The song became an unofficial anthem of the New England Patriots during the 2014-15 NFL postseason.[8]

Software maker Intuit has used this song in a viral marketing campaign [1] for Quickbooks by creating jingles for business owners.

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