Share Your Love with Me

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"Share Your Love with Me"
Single by Bobby "Blue" Bland
from the album Call on Me
B-side "After It's Too Late"
Released May 1964
Format 7" single
Genre Blues
Length 2:36
Label Duke Records 377
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Shannon
Producer(s) Alfred Braggs, Deadric Malone
Bobby "Blue" Bland singles chronology
"Ain´t Nothing You Can Do"
(1964)
"Share Your Love with Me"
(1964)
"Ain´t Doing Too Bad (Part 1)"
(1964)

"Share Your Love with Me" is a song written by Alfred Braggs and Deadric Malone. It was originally recorded by blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland. Over the years, the song has been covered by various artists including Aretha Franklin in 1970,Kenny Rogers in 1981, and most recently, Van Morrison in 2016.

Bobby "Blue" Bland version[edit]

Bobby "Blue" Bland recorded the song for his 1963 album, Call on Me. His version peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[1][2] He also reached number 15 in Canada.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
position
Canada RPM Top Singles [3] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 42
U.S. Billboard Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles 5

Aretha Franklin version[edit]

"Share Your Love with Me"
Single by Aretha Franklin
from the album This Girl's in Love with You
B-side Pledging My Love"/The Clock
Released July 1969
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 3:21
Label Atlantic Records 2650
Songwriter(s) Alfred Braggs, Deadric Malone
Producer(s) Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"I Can't See Myself Leaving You"
(1969)
"Share Your Love with Me"
(1969)
"Today I Sing the Blues"
(1969)

Aretha Franklin recorded the song for her 1970 album, This Girl's in Love with You. Her single spent five weeks at number-one on the Best Selling Soul Singles chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.[5] In March 1971 Aretha recorded two live versions of the song during her three-day concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; one of the two version is on the 2006 deluxe edition of Aretha Live at Fillmore West, and both versions are on the 2005 remastered Don't Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at Fillmore West.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 13
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1

Kenny Rogers version[edit]

"Share Your Love with Me"
Kenny Rogers Share Your Love single.jpg
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Share Your Love
B-side "Greybeard"
Released September 7, 1981
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:19
Label Liberty
Songwriter(s) Alfred Braggs, Deadric Malone
Producer(s) Lionel Richie
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"I Don't Need You"
(1981)
"Share Your Love with Me"
(1981)
"Blaze of Glory"
(1981)

Kenny Rogers recorded this song for his 1981 album, Share Your Love. It was released in September 1981 as the second single from the album. His version, featuring Gladys Knight & The Pips, peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Hot Country Singles chart. Rogers' version also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary Singles chart.

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 2
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 5
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 14
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 5
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[10] 1

Other versions[edit]

Other versions have been recorded by Johnny Adams, The Band, Freddy Fender, Charlie Rich, The Fantastic Four, Phoebe Snow, Susan Tedeschi, [Hope Clarke], and Van Morrison.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1996). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-1995. Record Research. pp. 34–35. 
  3. ^ a b "Item: 8469 - Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Bobby "Blue" Bland – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Bobby "Blue" Bland.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 215. 
  6. ^ "Aretha Franklin & King Curtis - Live At Fillmore West: Don't Fight The Feeling (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Aretha Franklin – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Aretha Franklin.
  8. ^ "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Rogers.
  9. ^ "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
  10. ^ "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Kenny Rogers.

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