Love Unlimited

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This article is about the female vocal trio. For other uses, see Love Unlimited (disambiguation).
Love Unlimited
Genres Soul, R&B, funk
Years active 1969–1985
Past members Glodean James
Linda James
Diane Taylor

Love Unlimited was a female vocal trio that provided backing vocals for American R&B/soul singer Barry White on his albums and concert tours. They also found success with their own recordings.

Formed in 1969, the group included Barry White’s future wife, Glodean James, her sister, Linda James, and their cousin Diane Taylor (who died of cancer on in Pomona, California on November 29, 1985 at age 38).

Their first hit was "Walking in the Rain with the One I Love" in 1972. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 7 on the Cash Box Top 100, and 6 on the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It was also successful in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA in July 1972.[1] In 1975, they had their first and only number 1 song, "I Belong to You", which spent a week at the top of the Best Selling Soul Singles Chart. It also peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1973, when their album entitled Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, Love Unlimited became the first female group to have an album reach the top five since Greatest Hits Vol. 3 from Diana Ross and the Supremes in 1970.



Year Album Chart positions[2] US certification[3]
1972 From A Girl's Point of View We Give to You... Love Unlimited 151 19
1973 Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited 3 3 Gold
1974 In Heat 85 15
1976 He's All I've Got 192 51
1979 Love Is Back 70
"—" denotes the album failed to chart, was not released, or was not certified


Year Single Chart positions[2][4]
Hot 100
1972 "Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love" 14 6 14
1973 "Oh Love, Well We Finally Made It" 70
"It May Be Winter Outside (But in My Heart It's Spring)" 83 35 11
1974 "Under the Influence of Love" 76 70
1974 "I Belong to You" 27 1
1975 "Share a Little Love in Your Heart" 21
1977 "I Did It for Love" 66
1979 "High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together)" 45
1980 "If You Want Me, Say It" 71
"I'm So Glad That I'm a Woman" 96
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released


  1. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 315. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Love Unlimited Chart History". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Love Unlimited certifications". Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ "Love Unlimited UK Chart History". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 

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