For the Love of You (Earth, Wind & Fire song)

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"For the Love Of You"
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Single by Earth, Wind & Fire
from the album Heritage
ReleasedMay 1990
FormatCassette, CD
Songwriter(s)Maurice White, Robert Brookins, Stephanie Mills, MC Hammer
Producer(s)Maurice White, Robert Brookins
Earth, Wind & Fire singles chronology
"For the Love Of You"
"Wanna Be The Man"

"For the Love of You" is a single by the band Earth, Wind & Fire feat. MC Hammer issued in 1990 on Columbia Records.[1] The single peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.[2]


For the Love of You was produced by Earth, Wind & Fire leader Maurice White and Robert Brookins. The song was also composed by White, Brookins, Stephanie Mills and MC Hammer. With a duration of four minutes and twenty seven seconds the song has a tempo of 106 bpm.[1][3]

The single's b-side was a song called Motor. Both For the Love of You and Motor came off EWF's 1990 studio album Heritage.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

John Milward of Rolling Stone described For the Love of You as a song that's "spun on a skeletal rhythm".[4]


  1. ^ a b c Earth, Wind & Fire: For The Love Of You. Columbia Records. 1990.
  2. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire: For The Love Of You (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Earth, Wind & Fire: For the Love of You".
  4. ^ Milward, John (March 1990). "Earth, Wind & Fire: Heritage". Rolling Stone.