Love Won't Wait

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"Love Won't Wait"
Single by Gary Barlow
from the album Open Road
B-side "Cuddly Toy"
Released 25 April 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Dance-pop
Length 4:17
Label BMG, RCA
Writer(s) Madonna, Shep Pettibone
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Gary Barlow singles chronology
"Forever Love"
(1996)
"Love Won't Wait"
(1997)
"So Help Me Girl"
(1997)

"Love Won't Wait" is the second solo single released by British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow from his debut solo album Open Road. The song was written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, and was an unreleased demo from her 1994 album sessions. The song became Barlow's second consecutive number one single, following "Forever Love".

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Rocky Schenck, and features Barlow performing the song in France, walking down a highway littered with stage props and crew members actively changing the scenes as he walks forward. As he performs the chorus, he jumps off the set and walks towards his stage chair, where he sits and observes his surroundings. The video ends with Barlow running away from a woman down a country road, as the video fades from view.

Chart performance[edit]

The single was another success for Barlow becoming his second #1 single on the UK Singles Chart. In some countries, the single was listed as a double A-side with the cover of Roachford's 1989 hit single "Cuddly Toy". The single was certified as Silver by BPI.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Love Won't Wait" (Radio Edit) (4:18)
  2. "Love Won't Wait" (Junior Vasquez Mix) (4:25)
  3. "Meaning Of A Love Song" (3:37)
  4. "Always" (3:31)
UK CD2
  1. "Love Won't Wait" (Radio Edit) (4:18)
  2. "Cuddly Toy" (Lush Vocal Radio Edit) (3:44)
  3. "Cuddly Toy" (Full On Retro Vocal) (8:51)
  4. "Cuddly Toy" (Dumb & Funky Dub) (7:45)
Cassette Single / 7" Jukebox Vinyl
  1. "Love Won't Wait" (Radio Edit) (4:18)
  2. "Always" (3:31)

Charts[edit]

Succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Blood on the Dance Floor" by Michael Jackson
UK Singles Chart number-one single
4 May 1997
Succeeded by
"You're Not Alone" by Olive
Preceded by
"Anywhere for You" by Backstreet Boys
Latvian Singles Chart 1997 number-one single
15 May 1997 for 4 weeks
Succeeded by
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy
Preceded by
"Blood on the Dance Floor" by Michael Jackson
Spanish Singles Chart 1997 number-one single
17 May 1997
Succeeded by
"Midnight in Chelsea" by Jon Bon Jovi

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Italian single certifications – Gary Barlow – Love Won't Wait" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Gary Barlow in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  19. ^ "British single certifications – Gary Barlow – Love Won't Wait". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Love Won't Wait in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go

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