Love Will Conquer All (song)

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"Love Will Conquer All"
Single by Lionel Richie
from the album Dancing on the Ceiling
B-side The Only One
Released October 10, 1986
Format 7" single
Recorded Fall 1985
Genre Pop, soul
Length 5:40
Label Motown
Writer(s) Greg Phillinganes, Cynthia Weil, Lionel Richie
Producer(s) Lionel Richie, James Anthony Carmichael
Lionel Richie singles chronology
"Dancing on the Ceiling"
"Love Will Conquer All"
"Ballerina Girl" (1986) /
"Deep River Woman" (1987)

"Love Will Conquer All" is a track from Lionel Richie's 1986 album "Dancing on the Ceiling" featuring Marva King on backing vocals. The song was written by Richie along with Greg Phillinganes and Cynthia Weil. "Love Will Conquer All" was Richie's tenth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. The single spent two weeks at number one and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] "Love Will Conquer All" also went to number two for two weeks on the soul chart.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video is a road trip by Richie from San Francisco to Los Angeles through the rain and night to catch a woman who is concurrently leaving a note for him, refusing to answer his calls, and planning to leave[3]

Track listings[edit]

7" Single

  1. "Love Will Conquer All" 4:18
  2. "The Only One" 4:17


Chart (1986/87) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 71
Dutch Top 40 24
New Zealand Singles Chart 24
UK Singles Chart 45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 204. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 492. 
  3. ^ Music video in

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Preceded by
"Next Time I Fall" by Peter Cetera with Amy Grant
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
November 22 – 29, 1986
Succeeded by
"The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby & The Range