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
Format 7" single
Recorded 1967
Genre R&B, Soul, Philadelphia Soul
Length 3:21
Label Philly Groove
Writer(s) Thom Bell, William Hart
Producer(s) Thom Bell, Stan Watson
The Delfonics singles chronology
"You've Been Untrue"
(1967)
"La-La Means I Love You"
(1968)
"I'm Sorry"
(1968)

"La-La Means I Love You" is a 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.

Background[edit]

The song was a number 4 US 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.

Pop culture[edit]

The song was featured in Spike Lee's 1994 film, Crooklyn. In 2004, rapper Ghostface Killah also sampled "La-La" for his song "Holla" from his album The Pretty Toney Album. Nicolas Cage sang this song to Téa Leoni in the 2000 film, The Family Man The Chorus of the song also appears in the end scene of a Malcolm in the Middle Episode