Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)

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"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Lover)"
Single by The O'Jays
from the album Message in the Music
B-side "A Prayer"
Released 1976
Genre R&B, Philly Soul
Length 4:19
Label Philadelphia International
Songwriter(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Producer(s) Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
The O'Jays singles chronology
"Message in Our Music"
"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Lover)"
"Work on Me"
"Message in Our Music"
"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet Tender Love)"
"Work on Me"

"Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)" was a hit song by R&B vocal trio The O'Jays released in late 1976. The follow-up single to "Message in Our Music", it became their second number-one R&B single from the album Message in the Music, and was less successful on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 72.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 72
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 1
U.K. Top 75 24
Preceded by
"Car Wash" by Rose Royce
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
January 8, 1977
Succeeded by
"I Wish" by Stevie Wonder


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 438.