Love Won't Let Me Wait

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"Love Won't Let Me Wait"
Major Harris Love Won't Let Me Wait.jpg
Single by Major Harris
from the album My Way
B-side "After Loving You"
Released March 1975 (1975)
Genre Soul
Label Atlantic
Writer(s)
Major Harris singles chronology
"Love Won't Let Me Wait"
(1975)
"Jealousy"
(1976)

"Love Won't Let Me Wait" is a hit 1975 single by Major Harris, a former member of R&B/soul group The Delfonics. Written by Vinnie Barrett and Bobby Eli, the single is considered to be a staple of classic soul playlists, and was Harris' only entry into the top five on both the soul and pop charts. The single hit number five on the pop chart, and also hit number one on the soul chart for one week.[1] Billboard ranked it as the No. 24 song for 1975. It was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. on 25 June 1975.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

Cover versions of the song have been recorded by:

Jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson performed a cover version of the song in a 1994 episode of the Fox police drama television series New York Undercover.[3] This version also appeared on her 1994 Columbia album, Love, Nancy.

Chart performance[edit]

Major Harris[edit]

Jackie Moore[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Billboard R&B Singles 78

Deniece Williams and Johnny Mathis[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 6
US Billboard R&B Singles 32
US Billboard Adult Contemporary 14

Nancy Wilson[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
US Billboard R&B Singles 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 246. 
  2. ^ Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ Charles Holland (writer); Frederick K. Keller (director) (1994-09-29). "To Protect and Serve". New York Undercover. Season 1. Episode 4. Fox. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 244. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
Preceded by
"Spirit of the Boogie" by Kool & the Gang
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
June 7, 1975
Succeeded by
"Rockin' Chair" by Gwen McCrae