La La Means I Love You (album)

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La La Means I Love You
Studio album by The Delfonics
Released May 14, 1968
Recorded November, 1966–1968
Genre R&B, Philadelphia soul, soul
Length 31:13
Label Philly Groove
Producer Thom Bell
The Delfonics chronology
La La Means I Love You
Sound of Sexy Soul
(1969)Sound of Sexy Soul1969
Singles from La La Means I Love You
  1. "La-La (Means I Love You)"
    Released: January 26, 1968
  2. "I'm Sorry"
    Released: April, 1968
  3. "Break Your Promise"
    Released: July 3, 1968
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

La La Means I Love You is the 1968 debut album by American R&B/Soul vocal group The Delfonics, released on May 14, 1968 on the Philly Groove label. The album was produced by Thom Bell and consists of a mixture of original songs written by Bell and lead singer William Hart, and cover versions of already well-known songs.

The celebrated title track was a #4 pop hit, and "I'm Sorry" and "Break Your Promise" also charted. With its lush, smooth orchestral sound and production, La La Means I Love You is now considered a classic soul album and one of the most important and influential records in the development of the nascent Philadelphia soul sound which would come to dominate the commercial soul music market in the early and mid–1970s.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Thom Bell and William Hart unless stated otherwise.

  1. "I'm Sorry" 2:49
  2. "Break Your Promise" 3:04
  3. "The Shadow of Your Smile" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) 3:24
  4. "Hurt So Bad" (Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Hart, Bobby Weinstein) 2:04
  5. "Losing You" 2:32
  6. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 2:49
  7. "La-La (Means I Love You)" 3:20
  8. "You're Gone" 2:37
  9. "The Look of Love" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 3:18
  10. "Can You Remember" 3:02
  11. "A Lover's Concerto" (Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) 2:14


  • "La-La Means I Love You" (US Pop #4, US R&B #2,[2] UK #19)
  • "I'm Sorry" (US Pop #42, US R&B #15)
  • "Break Your Promise" (US Pop #35, US R&B #12)