Love Wars

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Love Wars
Love Wars.jpg
Studio album by Womack & Womack
Released 1984
Recorded 1983
Studio Ocean Way Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre R&B
Length 41:57
Label Elektra
Producer Stewart Levine
Womack & Womack chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Love Wars is the 1984 debut album by musical duo Womack & Womack. The album, described by Chris Rizik of Soul Tracks as "a critical favorite",[3] charted at number 34 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In his review of the album, music critic Robert Christgau praised husband Cecil Womack and wife Linda Womack as "[a]ce singers and songwriters (as opposed to singer-songwriters)", noting that "their lyrics about loss and conflict are sharper than those about love and happiness".[4]

Two singles from the album, "Love Wars" and "Baby I'm Scared of You", were hits in the UK, reaching number 14 and number 72 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.[5] The album was ranked number 4 among the "Albums of the Year" for 1984 by NME, and the single "Love Wars" was ranked as the year's number 1 song.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Except where otherwise noted, all tracks by Cecil Womack and Linda Womack.

  1. "Love Wars" - 5:58
  2. "Express Myself" – 4:52
  3. "Baby I'm Scared of You" (Eddie Noble, Jr., C. Womack, L. Womack) – 5:38
  4. "T.K.O." (Noble, C. Womack, L. Womack) – 4:14
  5. "A.P.B." (C. Womack, Friendly Womack, L. Womack) – 5:31
  6. "Catch and Don't Look Back" (C. Womack, L. Womack, Naomi Womack) – 5:26
  7. "Woman" – 4:17
  8. "Angel" (a.k.a. Angie") (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 2:55
  9. "Good Times" – 3:06






Year Country Chart Peak position Citation
1984 UK UK Official Album Chart 45 [7]


Year Country Single Chart Peak position Citation
1984 UK "Love Wars" UK Official Singles Chart 14 [7]
1984 UK "Baby I'm Scared of You" UK Official Singles Chart 72 [7]


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 24, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rizik, Chris. Womack and Womack. Accessed January 2, 2008.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. Womack & Womack. Accessed January 2, 2008.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2002). Guinness World Records British Hit Singles (15th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-187-X. , p.505
  6. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  7. ^ a b c "UK Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 22, 2018.