"Be My Lover" was O'Bryan's highest charting collection on the Billboard R&B Albums charts, peaking at No. 3. The first single — the insistent, chugging "Lovelite" — marched to the top of the Billboard R&B Singles chart. The success of "Lovelite" prompted Capitol to release "Breakin' Together" as the next single.
But it was O'Bryan's penchant for ballads — the quiet storm staple "Lady I Love You;" the lovelorn "You’re Always On My Mind;" and "Go On And Cry," which was the third single — that shone as the album’s highlights. The title track also became known as one of O'Bryan's better uptempo songs.