It's Only Love Doing Its Thing

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"It's Only Love Doing Its Thing"
Single by Barry White
from the album The Man
Released 1978
Format 7"
Recorded 1978
Genre Soul, funk
Length 4:04
Label 20th Century
Writer(s) Jimmie Cameron, Vella Cameron
Producer(s) Barry White
Barry White singles chronology
"Just the Way You Are"
(1978)
"It's Only Love Doing Its Thing"
(1978)
"Any Fool Can See (You Were Meant for Me)"
(1979)

"It's Only Love Doing Its Thing" is a track featured on Barry White's album The Man. British soul band Simply Red later covered the song, under the shortened title "It's Only Love", as the lead single for their third studio album, A New Flame. The Simply Red cover had its greatest success by charting at number one in Italy. The song later features in several greatest-hits albums and a ballad collection of the same name, and it remains a live favorite.

Elements from the song were sampled in "21 Questions" by 50 Cent. In 2008, the song was featured on Grand Theft Auto IV's fictional soul/R&B radio station The Vibe 98.8.