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"|
|Genre||Rhythm 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, and performed by Jerry Butler and The Impressions in 1958. It was released as a single on Vee-Jay Records and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores and Top 100 charts. The song was ranked #335 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2010.
The song has been covered numerous times with many versions reaching the US charts as well, including a new version by Butler himself, who peaked at number 99 on the Hot 100 chart in March 1966.
- Garnet Mimms (1963, Hot 100 #26)
- Otis Redding covered the song for his album The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads in 1965. It appears at the beginning of the 2006 French thriller Tell No One by Guillaume Canet and on the film's soundtrack album. The song can also be heard in the 2009 movie Mr. Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael.
- Oscar Toney, Jr. (1967, Hot 100 #23)
- Jackie Wilson and Count Basie (1968, Hot 100 #49)
- Linda Jones as "Your Precious Love" (1972, Hot 100 #74)
- Aaron Neville covered the song for his album Orchid in the Stone in 1986.
- The Rolling Stones covered it during their sessions for 1989's Steel Wheels album. It was never released, but can be heard on YouTube.
The Flames, a South African Band in 1968.
- Roy Meriwether covered this instrumentally, on the album “Soul Knight” (1968, Capitol Records)
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