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
Writer(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) / I Feel Good All Over
(1987)

"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" is a song 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]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • US 7" vinyl[2]
  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[3] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85. 
  2. ^ Stephanie Mills - I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love (Vinyl, 7") at Discogs
  3. ^ Stephanie Mills chart singles history.www.billboard.com
Preceded by
"Kiss" by Prince and The Revolution
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
May 3, 1986
Succeeded by
"On My Own" by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald