Never Knew Love Like This

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"Never Knew Love Like This"
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Single by Alexander O'Neal featuring Cherrelle
from the album Hearsay
Released 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD Single
Recorded 1986
Genre
Label Tabu
Songwriter(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Hearsay track listing
"Intro"
(11)
"Never Knew Love Like This"
(12)
"Interlude"
(13)

"Never Knew Love Like This" is a top ten US R&B hit, and a top ten UK hit song duetted by American R&B singers Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal; released in 1988. The song peaked at #2 in the US R&B chart, #26 in the UK and #28 in the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

It was the second time Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle sang together. They sang "Saturday Love" together in 1985 on Cherrelle's gold album High Priority. "Never Knew Love Like This" is featured on Alexander O'Neal's 3× platinum album Hearsay which was released in 1987. The music video was filmed in London.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Maxi (Tabu TBU 651369 6)
  1. "Never Knew Love Like This (Extended Version)" - 5:40
  2. "Never Knew Love Like This (A Cappella)" - 3:30
  3. "Never Knew Love Like This (Instrumental)" - 5:25
  4. "Never Knew Love Like This (Reprise)" - 3:30
  • 12" Maxi Promo (Tabu ZAS 1049)
  1. "Never Knew Love Like This (Saturday Mix)" - 6:53
  2. "Never Knew Love Like This (Saturday Instrumental)" - 6:53
  3. "Never Knew Love Like This (Street Mix)" - 4:57
  4. "Never Knew Love Like This (Dubstrumental)" - 8:09
  • 7" Single (Tabu ZS4 07646)
  1. "Never Knew Love Like This" - 3:22
  2. "What's Missing" - 4:02
  • CD Single (Tabu 651382 2)
  1. "Never Knew Love Like This (Extended Version)" - 5:40
  2. "Never Knew Love Like This (Instrumental)" - 5:25
  3. "Never Knew Love Like This (Reprise)" - 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[2]

  • Alexander O'Neal - lead vocals
  • Jimmy Jam - drum and keyboard programming, keyboards, percussion
  • Terry Lewis - percussion, backing vocals
  • Cherrelle - lead and backing vocals
  • Randy Ran - backing vocals
  • David Eiland - saxophone solo

Sales chart performance[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[3] 2
Belgium VRT Top 30[4] 24
UK Singles Chart[5] 26
German Media Control Charts[6] 49
Dutch MegaCharts[7] 24

Covers[edit]

The song was covered by Pauline Henry in 1996. It just made the UK Top 40 singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 440. 
  2. ^ Hearsay liner notes. Tabu Records. 1987. 
  3. ^ a b "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  4. ^ "BEL Charts > Alexander O'Neal". VRT Top 30. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  6. ^ "GER Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  7. ^ "NL Charts > Alexander O'Neal". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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