Never Knew Love Like This
|"Never Knew Love Like This"|
|Single by Alexander O'Neal featuring Cherrelle|
|from the album Hearsay|
|Songwriter(s)||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis|
|Producer(s)||Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis|
|Hearsay track listing|
"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.
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.
- 12" Maxi (Tabu TBU 651369 6)
- "Never Knew Love Like This (Extended Version)" - 5:40
- "Never Knew Love Like This (A Cappella)" - 3:30
- "Never Knew Love Like This (Instrumental)" - 5:25
- "Never Knew Love Like This (Reprise)" - 3:30
- 7" Single (Tabu ZS4 07646)
- "Never Knew Love Like This" - 3:22
- "What's Missing" - 4:02
Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.
- 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
|US Billboard Hot 100||28|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||2|
|Belgium VRT Top 30||24|
|UK Singles Chart||26|
|German Media Control Charts||49|
The song was covered by Pauline Henry in 1996. It just made the UK Top 40 singles chart.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 440.
- Hearsay liner notes. Tabu Records. 1987.
- "US Singles Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "BEL Charts > Alexander O'Neal". VRT Top 30. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "UK Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "GER Charts > Alexander O'Neal". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
- "NL Charts > Alexander O'Neal". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
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