For Your Precious Love

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"For Your Precious Love"
Single by Jerry Butler and The Impressions
B-side"Sweet Was the Wine"
Released1958 (1958)
StudioUniversal Recording Corp. (Chicago)
GenreRhythm and blues
Songwriter(s)Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler

"For Your Precious Love" is a song written by Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler,[1] and performed by Jerry Butler and The Impressions in 1958. The song was ranked #335 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2010.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

It was released as a single on Vee-Jay Records and peaked at number 3 on the Most Played R&B chart, and number 11 on the Billboard Top 100 charts.[3] In addition, a new version by Butler himself, who peaked at number 99 on the Hot 100 chart in March 1966.

Other versions[edit]

The song has been covered numerous times with many versions reaching the US charts as well:

Popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ ASCAP Title Search (title must be entered to search line)
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. April 7, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 272.
  4. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1968". South Africa's Rock Lists Website. Retrieved 10 June 2013.