A Lover's Holiday

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"A Lover's Holiday"
A Lover's Holiday.jpg
Single by Change
from the album The Glow of Love
Released March 1980
Format 7" single
Recorded Recorded at Fontoprint Studios, Bologna, Italy.
Vocals recorded & mixed at Power Station Studios, New York City
Genre R&B, soul, disco
Length 6:26
3:50 (Short Version)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Davide Romani, Tanyayette Willoughby
Producer(s) Jacques Fred Petrus
Change singles chronology
"A Lover's Holiday"
(1980)
"Searching"
(1980)

"A Lover's Holiday" is a 1980 crossover dance/soul single by Change, from the album The Glow of Love. "A Lover's Holiday", along with the album's title track and "Searching" were very successful on the dance charts, spending nine weeks at #1 - the all-time record.[1] The three tracks were the most successful dance chart entries for 1980. Lead vocals for tracks: "Glow of Love" and "Searching" were performed by Luther Vandross. "A Lover's Holiday" was a hit on the soul singles chart peaking at #5, and peaking at #40 on the Hot 100.[2]

Track listing[edit]

US 7" Single
  1. "A Lover's Holiday" - 3:50
  2. "The End" - 3:55
UK 7" Single
  1. "A Lover's Holiday" - 3:50
  2. "The Glow of Love" - 3:40
US Promo 12" Single
  1. "A Lover's Holiday" - 6:26
UK 12" Single
  1. "A Lover's Holiday"
  2. "The Glow of Love"

Personnel[edit]

  • Arrangement and Conductor - Davide Romani and Paolo Gianolio
  • Orchestra - Goody Music Orchestra
  • Producer - Jacques Fred Petrus
  • Mixing - Jim Burgess

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Dutch Top 40 Singles Chart[3] 15
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[4] 24
UK Singles Chart[5] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 40
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[6] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles[6] 4

In pop culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn <, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 54. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 110. 
  3. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Discografie Change". © 2006-2010 Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  4. ^ "charts.org.nz - Discografy Change". © 2006-2010 Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Change UK chart history". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  6. ^ a b c "Change US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
Preceded by
"Stomp!" by The Brothers Johnson
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
with "The Glow of Love"/"Searching"

May 3, 1980 - June 28, 1980
Succeeded by
"Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by The SOS Band