Stop to Love (song)

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"Stop to Love"
Single by Luther Vandross
from the album Give Me the Reason
Released August 1986
(U.S., U.K.)
Format Vinyl 7" 45 RPM Single, cassette
Genre R&B, synthpop, soul
Length 5:19
Label Epic
Writer(s) Luther Vandross
Nat Adderley, Jr.
Producer(s) Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
Luther Vandross singles chronology
"Give Me the Reason"
"Stop to Love"
"There's Nothing Better Than Love"

"Stop to Love" is a song by American recording R&B artist Luther Vandross. Released in 1986 as the lead single from his album Give Me the Reason. It was his first number-one single on the R&B chart since "Never Too Much" in 1981. The upbeat single was also a crossover hit, peaking at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Music video[edit]

The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.[2] It features Vandross and various models lip syncing "stop" while riding around in the streets of Los Angeles.

Track listing[3][edit]

UK Vinyl 10" 45 RPM, Single

  1. A1 "Stop To Love" (Remix) - 5:27
  2. B1 "Never Too Much" - 3:51
  3. B2 "Stop To Love" - (Instrumental)


Chart (1986) Peak
UK Singles Chart 24
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 27


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 601. 
  2. ^ "Luther Vandross - 'Stop to love'". (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Vandross - "Stop to Love", U.K. Vinyl 10", Single.
  4. ^ Luther Vandross - Singles Chart
  5. ^ Vandross - UK Singles Chart history. Chart Archive
Preceded by
"Control" by Janet Jackson
Billboard Hot Black Singles number-one single
January 17–24, 1987
Succeeded by
"Candy" by Cameo