Love Come Down

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"Love Come Down"
Love Come Down 12-inch US vinyl Side A.jpg
Side-A label of U.S. 12-inch vinyl single
Single by Evelyn King
from the album Get Loose
B-side "Love Come Down" (instrumental)
Released July 1982
Recorded 1982; Kashif's Celestial Sounds (Manhattan, New York)
Genre Post-disco
Length 6:15
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Kashif Saleem
  • Morrie Brown
  • Kashif
  • Paul Lawrence Jones III
Evelyn King singles chronology
"Spirit of the Dancer"
"Love Come Down"
"Betcha She Don't Love You"
"Spirit of the Dancer"
"Love Come Down"
"Betcha She Don't Love You"
Music video
"Love Come Down" on YouTube

"Love Come Down" is a 1982 hit single by Evelyn King. It was produced by Morrie Brown and written by Kashif. "Love Come Down" was the first single culled from her multi-platinum, number-one R&B album, Get Loose (which charted at #27 on the Billboard 200). In the U.S., it reached number one on the R&B and dance charts and number seventeen on the Billboard Hot 100. It cracked the top 20 on the charts in several other countries.

A reggae version of the song by Jamaican singer Barry Biggs hit the top 5 in The Netherlands in 1983. The song was a UK Top 40 hit in 1994 when covered by British singer Alison Limerick. In 2013, The Saturdays released a cover of the song as a b-side to single "Disco Love". In 2014, Liam Keegan is due to release a version of "Love Come Down" featuring vocalist Julia Schlippert.[1][2] Jess Glynne also performed a cover of the song on the 2015/16 edition of Jools' Annual Hootenanny.

In 2014, "Love Come Down" has been placed on Bruce Pollock's list of The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000.[3]

Track listing[edit]

12" single PD-13274
No. Title Length
1. "Love Come Down" (Vocal) 6:16
No. Title Length
1. "Love Come Down" (Instrumental) 5:56
7" single PB-13273
No. Title Length
1. "Love Come Down" (Vocal) 3:43
No. Title Length
1. "Love Come Down" (Instrumental) 3:43

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Chart (1982) Peak
France (SNEP)[citation needed] 19
Japan Singles Chart[citation needed] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 17
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[citation needed] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[citation needed] 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[citation needed] 3


The song has been sampled several times:

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