Never Knew Love Like This Before
|"Never Knew Love Like This Before"|
|Single by Stephanie Mills|
|from the album Sweet Sensation|
|Length||3:28 (radio edit) 5:30 (album edit)|
|Label||20th Century-Fox Records|
|Songwriter(s)||James Mtume, Reggie Lucas|
|Producer(s)||James Mtume, Reggie Lucas|
|Stephanie Mills singles chronology|
"Never Knew Love Like This Before" is a song written and produced by songwriters James Mtume and Reggie Lucas for American R&B recording artist Stephanie Mills' second studio album Sweet Sensation (1980).
The song became Mills' biggest hit on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart, where it peaked at No. 6, outperforming her previously highest charting single, "Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'", which peaked at No. 22. The single was also successful on the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at No. 12 and No. 5, respectively. It was a bigger success in the UK where it peaked at #4.
In 1999, the song was covered by the French duet Organiz' for their 2nd single.
Natalia recorded the song for her 2004 album This Time.
Filipino singer Lani Misalucha covered the song for her 2008 album Reminisce and was the featured song in an episode of ABS-CBN's Your Song. South African Idol's Season 4 winner, Jodie Williams, recorded an uptempo remake of this song for her debut album, Just Gonna Be Me.
A cover was created by Peter White on his album Groovin' (2016).
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