(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"
Released May 19, 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length 3:55
Label Geffen
Writer(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.


Chart (1990) 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
Preceded by
"Release Me" by Wilson Phillips
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
September 29, 1990
Succeeded by
"Close to You" by Maxi Priest