In the Name of Love (Thompson Twins song)

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"In the Name of Love"
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Single by Thompson Twins
from the album In the Name of Love and Set
Released 1982
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre Synthpop, new wave, funk
Length 3:18 (7")
5:39 (12")
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Thompson Twins
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Make Believe"
(1981)
"'In the Name of Love'"
(1982)
"Runaway"
(1982)
"Make Believe"
(1981)
"In the Name of Love"
(1982)
"Runaway"
(1982)

"In the Name of Love" is a 1982 single written and performed by The Thompson Twins, at the time a septet (Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman). It was the first of twelve entries on the Billboard dance chart for the group, and the first entry for the band in the lower reaches of the US and UK pop charts (peaking outside the UK top 75, and "bubbling under" the hot 100 on the US charts.)

"In the Name of Love" went to number one on the dance music chart and stayed there for five weeks, and spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart.[1] It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.[2]

The song has been featured in the films Ghostbusters and Edge of Seventeen.

"In The Name Of Love '88"
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Single by Thompson Twins
from the album The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes
B-side In The Name Of Love (Original), Passion Planet (12" only)
Released 1988
Format 7" Single, 12" single, CD Single
Genre Synthpop, new wave, funk
Length 3:30
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, Matthew Seligman
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite; Shep Pettibone
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Long Goodbye"
(1987)
"In The Name Of Love '88"
(1988)
"Sugar Daddy"
(1989)
"Long Goodbye"
(1987)
"In The Name Of Love '88"
(1988)
"Sugar Daddy"
(1989)

The track was newly remixed in 1988 by Shep Pettibone and included as "In The Name Of Love '88" on the Greatest Mixes album. The single peaked at #46 in the UK, spending 3 weeks on the chart.[3] The single fared better in America, where it peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Dance/Club Play chart.[4]

Formats[edit]

7" Single (1982)

Side A:

  1. "In The Name Of Love"

Side B:

  1. "In The Beginning"
12" Single (1982)

Side One:

  1. "In The Name Of Love" (12" Dance Extension)
  2. "In The Beginning"
  3. "Coastline"
7" Single

Side A:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" - 3:30

Side B:

  1. "In The Name Of Love" (Original) - 3:18
12" Single

Side One:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40

Side Two:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Dub) - 5:48
  2. "In The Name Of Love" (Original) - 3:18
12" Single (U.S.)

Side One:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Dub) - 5:48
  3. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Single Mix) - 3:30

Side Two:

  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Extended Mix) - 5:18
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Dub) - 6:20
  3. "Passion Planet" - 3:42
CD Single
  1. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Single Mix) - 3:30
  2. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Mix) - 6:40
  3. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Railroad Dub) - 5:48
  4. "In The Name Of Love '88" (Original) - 3:18

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 46
U.S. Billboard Dance/Club Play [6] 1

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 258. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 578. 
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - In The Name Of Love '88 by The Thompson Twins Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thompson Twins - Awards". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 17 Sep 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Official Charts Company - In The Name Of Love '88 by The Thompson Twins Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. November 5, 1988. Retrieved September 17, 2012.