|Single by Nat King Cole|
|from the album L-O-V-E|
|A-side||"I Don't Want to See Tomorrow"|
|Single by Joss Stone|
|Released||September 18, 2007|
|Joss Stone singles chronology|
"L-O-V-E" is a song recorded by Nat King Cole for his album of the same name (1965). It was composed by Bert Kaempfert, with lyrics by Milt Gabler. The trumpet solo was performed by Bobby Bryant. The song had previously appeared an instrumental track on Kaempfert's album Blue Midnight (1964).
Cole also recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" in a combination of Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
The song has been covered by several artists, including Dionne Warwick on The Windows of the World (1967), Cole's daughter Natalie Cole on Unforgettable... with Love (1991), and Michael Bublé on the special edition of Call Me Irresponsible (2007).
English singer Joss Stone recorded a cover of "L-O-V-E" for the soundtrack to a short film for Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, starring Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright, which debuted on September 24, 2007 on E!, Bravo, and VH1. Stone's version was released digitally on September 18, 2007, reaching number 100 on the UK Singles Chart and number seventy-five on the Swiss Singles Chart. It was also later included as a bonus track on the deluxe version of her third album Introducing Joss Stone as well as her 2011 compilation album The Best of Joss Stone 2003-2009.
Stone performed a duet of the song with Natalie Cole at Frosted Pink, a benefit concert to raise awareness of women's cancer, which took place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on October 6, 2007 and aired on ABC on October 14.
- Nat King Cole version
|US Billboard Hot 100||81|
- Joss Stone version
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||75|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||100|
In popular culture
- Natalie Cole's version of the song is featured in the 2005 film Bewitched
- Briefly sung by Bruce Campbell in an episode of the television series Jack of All Trades, although he changes the lyrics because he forgets what O stands for
- Sung by Drew Carey in an episode of the television series The Drew Carey Show
- Featured in the French film He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (À la folie... pas du tout) starring Audrey Tatou
- Featured in the film Quick Change
- Featured in the film The Parent Trap
- Featured in the film The Little Rascals
- Featured in the film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- Featured in the film Why Did I Get Married?
- Featured in the film The Girl From Monaco
- Featured in the film Lars and the Real Girl
- Featured in the film I Don't Know How She Does It
- Featured in the film Ghosts of Girlfiends past
- Featured at the end of the season eleven episode Valentine's Day in Quahog of Family Guy
- Featured in one of the musical romance sketches of "Pablo the Romantic" (played by Pablo Bubar) from Boom Town, broadcast by BBC Three (UK, 2013)
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- "Singers Joss Stone (L) and Natalie Cole perform at the Frosted Pink Presented By sanofi-aventis and Wachovia Putting Women's Cancer on Ice at the Barker Hangar on October 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California". Getty Images. October 6, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
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