Love Won't Let Me Wait
|"Love Won't Let Me Wait"|
|Single by Major Harris|
|from the album My Way|
|B-side||"After Loving You"|
|Major Harris singles chronology|
"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. 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.
Cover versions of the song have been recorded by:
- Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams (duet) on Mathis' 1984 album A Special Part of Me.
- Isaac Hayes on the 1988 album Love Attack.
- Luther Vandross on his 1988 album Any Love.
- Gordon Haskell on his 2005 album The Road To Harry's Bar
- Alexander O'Neal on his 2010 album Five Questions: The New Journey.
- Seal on his 2011 album Soul 2.
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. This version also appeared on her 1994 Columbia album, Love, Nancy.
|US Billboard R&B Singles||78|
Deniece Williams and Johnny Mathis
|US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||6|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||32|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||14|
|US Billboard R&B Singles||65|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 246.
- Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 114. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
- Charles Holland (writer); Frederick K. Keller (director) (1994-09-29). "To Protect and Serve". New York Undercover. Season 1. Episode 4. Fox.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 244. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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- "Top 100 Hits of 1975/Top 100 Songs of 1975". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 2016-10-10.
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June 7, 1975
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