Drowning in the Sea of Love

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"Drowning in the Sea of Love"
Single by Joe Simon
from the album Drowning in the Sea of Love
B-side "Let Me Be the One (The One Who Loves You)"
Released November 1971 (1971)
Format
Recorded 1971
Genre Soul
Label Spring Records
Songwriter(s) Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
Joe Simon singles chronology
"All My Hard Times"
(1971)
"Drowning in the Sea of Love"
(1971)
"Pool of Bad Luck"
(1972)

"All My Hard Times"
(1971)
"Drowning in the Sea of Love"
(1971)
"Pool of Bad Luck"
(1972)

"Drowning in the Sea of Love" is a 1971 song recorded by Joe Simon. It was the title track of his seventh LP,[1] and was the first release from the album. The song was written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

The single was Simon's fourth of eight U.S. Top 40 hits. In early 1972, it reached number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number eight on the Cash Box Top 100.[2] It also reached number three on the R&B chart and became a gold record. Billboard ranked "Drowning in the Sea of Love" as the No. 77 song for 1972.[3][4]

The song remained Simon's longest-running and highest-charting U.S. single until his 1975 hit, "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)."

Chart performance[edit]

Cover versions and sampling[edit]

"Drowning in the Sea of Love" has been covered by many artists, including Ronnie Foster (1972), Snafu (1973), Ringo Starr (1977), B.B. King (1988), Boz Scaggs (1991) and Eva Cassidy (2003). The song was sampled by Gang Starr in 1988 in "You Know My Steez" from their Moment of Truth album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Simon Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  4. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1972". Archived from the original on 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  5. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2015-01-03.

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