Love Is Holy

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"Love Is Holy"
Love is Holy- Kim Wilde.jpg
Single by Kim Wilde
from the album Love Is
B-side "Birthday Song"
Released 21 April 1992
Format 7", 12", cassette single, CD single
Genre Pop
Length 4:03
Label MCA
Writer(s) Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Kim Wilde singles chronology
"World in Perfect Harmony"
"Love Is Holy"
"Heart over Mind"

"Love Is Holy" is the first single from Love Is, a 1992 album by Kim Wilde.

One of very few of Wilde's songs not written by herself or her family, it was written by American songwriting duo Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, who had been responsible for writing several hits, notably ones by American singer Belinda Carlisle. Wilde travelled to Los Angeles to do three live tracks with Nowels and during her time there he played her "Love Is Holy" and she took to it instantly. They recorded it the following day and it became Wilde's biggest hit of the 1990s at that point, reaching the Top 20 in several countries.

A remix subtitled "Ambient Mix" was also used on the 12" and CD-single formats, and the B-side of the single was a song called "Birthday Song," written by Wilde and her brother about his new daughter, Scarlett.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7": MCA / KIM 15 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Love Is Holy" - 4:02
  2. "Birthday Song" - 5:06

12": MCA / KIMT 15 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Love Is Holy" - 4:02
  2. "Love Is Holy" (Ambient Mix) - 4:43
  3. "Birthday Song" - 5:06

CD: MCA / KIMTD 15 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Love Is Holy" - 4:02
  2. "Birthday Song" - 5:06
  3. "Love Is Holy" (Ambient Mix) - 4:43
  4. "You Came" (Shep Pettibone Remix) - 7:37

CD: MCD 18636[edit]

  1. "Love Is Holy" - 4:02
  2. "Birthday Song" - 5:06
  3. "Love Is Holy" (Ambient Mix) - 4:43

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
UK 16
Switzerland 13
Netherlands 18
Ireland 26
Australia 29
Sweden 39
France 40
Germany 42

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