Love Ballad (L.T.D. song)

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"Love Ballad"
Love Ballad - L.T.D.jpg
Single by L.T.D.
from the album Love To The World
B-side"Let the Music Keep Playing"
ReleasedSeptember 1976 (1976-09)
Format7-inch single
Songwriter(s)Skip Scarborough
Producer(s)Larry Mizell & Fonce Mizell
L.T.D. singles chronology
"Love Ballad"
"Love to the World"

"Love Ballad" is a song by R&B/Funk band L.T.D.. Jeffrey Osborne is the lead singer.

Released from their album Love to the World, it spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in November 1976, and peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[1]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 20
US Billboard R&B 1
US Cash Box Top 100 22

George Benson version[edit]

"Love Ballad"
Love Ballad - George Benson.jpg
Single by George Benson
from the album Livin' Inside Your Love
B-side"You're Never Too Far From Me"
ReleasedFebruary 1979 (1979-02)
Format7-inch single
Songwriter(s)Skip Scarborough
George Benson singles chronology
"On Broadway"
"Love Ballad"
"Give Me the Night"

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.[3] It also reached number 12 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Benson's cover is the most successful version of the song.

Weekly charts

Chart (1979) Peak
UK (OCC) 29
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 18
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 12
US Billboard R&B 3
US Cash Box Top 100[5] 14

Year-end charts

Chart (1979) Rank
US (Joel Whitburn's Pop Annual)[6] 126

Later versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 364.
  2. ^ a b Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 53.
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1993). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-1993. Record Research. p. 28.
  5. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, May 7, 1979[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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