No Ordinary Love

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"No Ordinary Love"
Sade - No Ordinary Love.jpg
Single by Sade
from the album Love Deluxe
B-side "Paradise"
Released 8 October 1992 United Kingdom
7 November 1992 United States
Format
Recorded 1992; The Hit Factory
(New York City)
Genre
Length 7:20 (Album version)
5:21 (Single edit)
4:00 (Radio edit)
Label Epic
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Sade singles chronology
"Haunt Me"
(1989)
"No Ordinary Love"
(1992)
"Feel No Pain"
(1992)

"No Ordinary Love" is a song by English band Sade from their fourth studio album Love Deluxe (1992). "No Ordinary Love" was released as the album's lead single in the United Kingdom on 8 October 1992, by Epic Records. It peaked at number 26 in the UK when originally released, but reached number 14 when it was re-released in June 1993. In the accompanying music video, Sade Adu is dressed as a mermaid and a bride.

"No Ordinary Love" is considered Sade's signature song in the US, alongside 1984's "Smooth Operator", 1985's "The Sweetest Taboo", and 1988's "Paradise."

Awards[edit]

Sade won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1994.

In popular culture[edit]

Media[edit]

"No Ordinary Love" was featured prominently in the 1993 film Indecent Proposal, though it was not included on the film's soundtrack album.

The song was also featured in an early 1993 episode of the daytime soap opera Days Of Our Lives.

"No Ordinary Love" appeared in the second season episode of NBC's 30 Rock, "Jack Gets in the Game", when Kenneth Parcell tried to seduce Tracy Jordan's wife, Angie Jordan.

Cover versions[edit]

Serbian rock band Night Shift covered the song on their Undercovers album in 2002.

American rock band Deftones covered this song with Jonah Matranga for the band's 2005 B-side collection B-Sides & Rarities. This cover has generally been well received by critics and fans of Sade and Deftones.[citation needed] Vocalist Chino Moreno often cites Sade as one of his favorite artists.

Pinoy rock band Urbandub also did a cover of this song, which was included on the EMI Music Philippines 2005 compilation Full Volume - The Best of Pinoy Alternative.[1]

The song was also covered instrumentally by trumpeter Chris Botti on his album When I Fall in Love in 2004.[2][3]

Marcia Hines covered the song on her album "Life" in 2007.

Vesta Williams covered the song on her album "Distant Lover" in 2007.

The Civil Wars covered it live in their album Live at Eddie's Attic, available on their website as a free Internet download.

Richard Marx covered the song as "Ordinary Love" on his 2008 album titled Sundown.

A cover of "No Ordinary Love" is featured as the tenth and final track of Dallas Green's and Alecia Moore's You+Me debut album "rose ave." in 2014.

Joanna Marie covered the song in English and Spanish as "Ordinary Love" and "Amor Ordinario" on her 1999 album "Simply Irresistible", released by Kariang Music.

Liam Frost released a solo cover on his EP The Wild Places in 2014.

Walden and Havana Brown released a dance version as a single in 2015.[4]

Lovi Poe is the second Filipino music artist to revive this song after Urdandub, her own rendition was used as soundtrack of her movie "The Escort".

Rare Essence covered the song for their 2001 live album Doin' It Old School Style.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[5] 95
Dutch Top 40[6] 19
French Singles Chart[7] 20
German Singles Chart[8] 43
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 33
Swiss Singles Chart[7] 23
Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[7] 21
UK Singles Chart[9] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 28
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[10] 9
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary[10] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EMI Philippines – Urbandub". EMI Music Philippines. Retrieved 2008-01-11. 
  2. ^ "When I Fall In Love overview". Allmusic.com. 
  3. ^ "Chris Botti dating Katie Couric". SmoothVibes.com. 
  4. ^ "No Ordinary Love (Walden Vs Havana Brown) - Single". iTunes. iTunes. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 46 – 1992". Top 40 (in Dutch). Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Sade – No Ordinary Love – swisscharts.com". SwissCharts.com. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Musicline.de – Sade – No Ordinary Love". Musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  9. ^ "Chart Stats – Sade – No Ordinary Love {1993}". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  10. ^ a b c "Sade > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 

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