La-La (Means I Love You)
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|"La-La Means I Love You"|
|Single by The Delfonics|
|from the album La La Means I Love You|
|A-side||"La-La Means I Love You"|
|B-side||"Can't Get Over Losing You"|
|Released||January 26, 1968|
|Genre||R&B, soul, Philadelphia soul|
|Songwriter(s)||Thom Bell, William Hart|
|Producer(s)||Thom Bell, Stan Watson|
|The Delfonics singles chronology|
"La-La (Means I Love You)" is an R&B/soul song by American vocal group The Delfonics. Released on January 26, 1968 by Philly Groove Records, the song was written by Thom Bell and William Hart, and produced by Bell and Stan Watson.
The song was a number four U.S. Billboard pop, number two R&B in 1968, and number 19 UK pop single in 1971. The song is one of the Delfonics' most enduring recordings and perhaps their best loved, seeing a number of cover versions as well.
In 2004, rapper Ghostface Killah also sampled "La-La" for his song "Holla" from his album, The Pretty Toney Album. Swing Out Sister covered the song on their 1994 album, The Living Return, and Prince covered the song for his 1996 album, Emancipation.
Tatsuro Yamashita covered the song on his 1989 album, Joy: Tatsuro Yamashita Live.
The Cantonese version of the song was sung by Grasshopper in 1992.
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