(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection

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"(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection"
Single by Nelson
from the album After the Rain
B-side"Will You Love Me"
ReleasedMay 19, 1990
GenreHard rock, glam metal
Songwriter(s)Matthew Nelson, Gunnar Nelson, Marc Tanner
Nelson singles chronology
"(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection'"
"After the Rain"

"(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" is a song by American hard rock band Nelson. It was released in 1990 on Geffen Records and backed with "Will You Love Me". The song was based on a crush on Cindy Crawford. The music video features model and actress Judie Aronson who first appears on the cover of a magazine called "Vague", a play on Vogue. The song itself is known for its technical drumming involving syncopation and double bass, and virtuoso guitar soloing.

The production on the single and its B-side, "Will You Love Me", was done by David Thoener and Marc Tanner. It also appears as the first track on Nelson's album, After the Rain. The song is used in X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men. American boyband Natural covered the song for their 2002 album Keep It Natural.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990-91) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 20
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 11
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[2] 44
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 54
US Billboard Hot 100 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 81
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 27


  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nelson – (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  2. ^ "Charts.nz – Nelson – (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection". Top 40 Singles.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1990". RPM. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1990". Retrieved 2009-09-15.