Love Ballad (L.T.D. song)
|Single by L.T.D.|
|from the album Love To The World|
|B-side||"Let the Music Keep Playing"|
|Producer(s)||Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell|
|L.T.D. singles chronology|
|US Billboard Hot 100||20|
|US Billboard R&B||1|
|US Cash Box Top 100||22|
George Benson version
|Single by George Benson|
|from the album Livin' Inside Your Love|
|B-side||"You're Never Too Far From Me"|
|George Benson singles chronology|
George Benson released an up-tempo rendition of "Love Ballad" in 1979. It peaked at number three on the R&B charts and number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number 12 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Benson's cover is the most successful version of the song.
|US Billboard Hot 100||18|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||12|
|US Billboard R&B||3|
|US Cash Box Top 100||14|
|US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)||126|
- Tanya Blount did a well-received cover of the song on her debut album in 1993.
- K-Ci & JoJo covered this song on their 1997 album Love Always.
- Covered by Jeffrey Osborne and is on his 2001 Love Songs compilation album, as did with Osborne's then-drummer and frontman L.T.D.'s first Greatest Hits album in 1996.
- J Dilla sampled this song for De La Soul in 2004 on their LP The Grind Date.
- R&B singer Ciara sampled the song on her 2004 debut album Goodies.
- Patti Labelle covered the song on her 2005 album of covers, Classic Moments.
- Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore covered the song on their 2006 album Uncovered.
- The Temptations covered "Love Ballad" on their 2007 album Back to Front.
- Drum and Bass producer Netsky sampled the song on his single "Love Has Gone" from his second album 2 released in 2012.
- George Duke made a version of the song 1989 on his album Night After Night.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 364.
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 53.
- Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 28.
- Cash Box Top 100 Singles, May 7, 1979[permanent dead link]
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
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