Love Come Down

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"Love Come Down"
Love Come Down 12-inch US vinyl Side A.jpg
Side-A label of American 12" vinyl single
Single by Evelyn King
from the album Get Loose
Released July 1982
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1981–82
Studio Kashif's Celestial Sounds
(New York City, New York)
The Power Station
(New York City, New York)
Length 6:07
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Kashif
Producer(s) Morrie Brown
Evelyn King singles chronology
"Spirit of the Dancer"
(1982)
"Love Come Down"
(1982)
"Betcha She Don't Love You"
(1982)

"Spirit of the Dancer"
(1982)
"Love Come Down"
(1982)
"Betcha She Don't Love You"
(1982)
Music video
"Love Come Down" on YouTube

"Love Come Down" is a song written by American musician Kashif. It was recorded by American singer Evelyn King for her fifth album Get Loose (1982). "Love Come Down" was released in July 1982 through RCA Records as the lead single from Get Loose. In the United States, it reached number one on the Billboard Black Singles and Hot Dance/Disco charts and number 17 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-five 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 released 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 and formats[edit]

American 7" vinyl single (PB-13273)
A-side
No.TitleLength
1."Love Come Down" (Vocal)3:43
B-side
No.TitleLength
1."Love Come Down" (Instrumental)3:43
American 12" vinyl single (PD-13274)
A-side
No.TitleLength
1."Love Come Down" (Vocal)5:56
B-side
No.TitleLength
1."Love Come Down" (Instrumental)5:56

Credits and personnel[edit]

Post-production

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
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 Adult Contemporary[citation needed] 3
US Billboard Black Singles[citation needed] 1
US Billboard Hot Dance/Disco[citation needed] 1

Sampling[edit]

The song has been sampled several times:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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