I'll Never Love This Way Again

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"I'll Never Love This Way Again"
Dionne Warwick – I'll Never Love This Way Again.jpg
Single by Dionne Warwick
from the album Dionne
B-side "In Your Eyes"
Released July 15, 1979
Format 7-inch single, cassette single
Recorded January 1979
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:30
Label Arista
Writer(s) Richard Kerr, Will Jennings
Producer(s) Barry Manilow
Dionne Warwick singles chronology
"Only Love Can Break a Heart"
(1977)
"I'll Never Love This Way Again"
(1979)
"Déjà Vu"
(1979)

"I'll Never Love This Way Again" is a Grammy Award-winning, Gold-certified 1979 hit recorded by American singer Dionne Warwick. The song was composed by Richard Kerr (music) and Will Jennings (lyrics) and produced by Arista labelmate Barry Manilow. The hit song was recorded for Warwick's first Arista label album titled Dionne (1979). It had been recorded by Cheryl Ladd a year earlier.

The song was Warwick's first single release on Arista after an unsuccessful tenure at Warner Bros. Records. The song brought Warwick renewed popularity when it reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on the Billboard R&B Chart.[1] In Canada, "I'll Never Love This Way Again" peaked at #6. The song won Warwick a 1980 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The tune was certified by the RIAA as Gold for sales of over 1 million copies and helped her Arista debut album, Dionne, be certified by the RIAA as Platinum for album sales of over 1 million copies.

The song was first recorded by Richard Kerr himself for his 1978 album Welcome To The Club as "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again". Using the same title,the song was soon covered by Cheryl Ladd[2] for her 1978 eponymous debut album. "I'll Never Love This Way Again" has also been recorded by Tom Jones, Billie Jo Spears and The Nolans.

The song has been also been recorded in several different language versions:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 610. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1978/Top 100 Songs of 1978". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 

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