I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love

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"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love"
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Single by Stephanie Mills
from the album Stephanie Mills
B-side "Stand Back"
Released 1986
Format Vinyl, 7", 12"
Recorded 1985
Genre
Length

6:34 (album)

4:51 (single)
Label MCA 5669
Songwriter(s) Angela Winbush, René Moore
Producer(s) Ron Kersey
Stephanie Mills singles chronology
"Stand Back"
(1985)
"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love"
(1986)
"Rising Desire"
(1986)
"Stand Back"
(1985)
"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love"
(1986)
"Rising Desire"
(1986) / I Feel Good All Over
(1987)

"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" is a song sung by American R&B singer, Stephanie Mills, and is the second single from her 1985 self-titled album. The song was written by Angela Winbush and René Moore, of the singing duo Rene & Angela.

The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, and remained number one for two weeks in May 1986. "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" was Mills's sixteenth entry on the chart and her first number-one single. It is one of her most successful singles in the R&B markets. However, the single did not make the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song first appeared on the self-titled album, "Alton McClain & Destiny" (Polydor, 1979).[2] This album was later re-released as It Must Be Love. Alton McClain & Destiny are best known for their disco song, "It Must Be Love." The song also appeared on the Angela Winbush album, "The Real Thing" (1989).

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • US 7" vinyl[3]
  1. "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" (Radio Edit) – 4:51
  2. "Stand Back"  – 3:58
  • US 12" vinyl
  1. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Extended Mix)  - 6:37
  2. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Instrumental)  - 6:37
  3. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (A Cappella)  - 6:30
  4. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Power Beats)  - 4:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
US Hot Black Singles[4] 1

References[edit]