That's What Love Is For

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"That's What Love Is For"
That's What Love Is For single.PNG
Single by Amy Grant
from the album Heart in Motion
Released September 12, 1991
Format 7" single, Cassette single, Promotional single, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre CCM, Pop
Length 4:17
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Amy Grant, Michael Omartian, Mark Mueller
Producer(s) Michael Omartian
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Every Heartbeat"
(1991)
"That's What Love Is For"
(1991)
"Ask Me"
(1991)

"That's What Love Is For" is a 1991 Billboard Adult Contemporary chart #1 hit single and a Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single by Christian music singer Amy Grant.[1] It was the third pop single off her 5x platinum selling album Heart in Motion and the only one from the album to be released both to secular and Christian radio.[2] It was the second Christian radio single.

In the United States the song was #1 for 3 weeks on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, spending 13 weeks in the Top 10 and 32 weeks on the chart overall. It peaked at #7 on the Hot 100 where it spent 4 weeks in the Top 10, and also reached #4 on the R&R CHR Chart.[3][4][5]

In the United Kingdom, the single peaked at #60 on the Official UK Chart.[6]

Music video[edit]

A music video was produced to promote the single, and mixes shots of Grant wearing a red cloak and singing to the camera, while other shots of her singing are in black and white. It also features a male/female couple, sitting together on a bench but not looking at each other. At the 3:12 mark of the video (just after Grant sings the bridge leading into the last chorus), the couple are seen in black and white, holding each other loosely while the music plays and Grant sings. The video fades out on a shot of Grant singing ad-libs in front of a sepia-toned background. Off in the distance is the man, and further off, presumably the woman. Behind them all are four large letters which spell the word "LOVE".

Track list[edit]

Singles[edit]

Remixes (feat. Chris Cox) – EP

  1. "That's What Love Is For" (feat. Chris Cox) [radio edit] – 3:13
  2. "That's What Love Is For" (feat. Chris Cox) [Mixshow edit] – 5:33
  3. "That's What Love Is For" (feat. Chris Cox) [club mix] – 7:26
  4. "That's What Love Is For" (feat. Chris Cox) [dub] – 5:41

U.S. Promotional A&M CD Single

  1. "That's What Love Is For" (7" single mix)
  2. "That's What Love Is For" (LP edit)
  3. "That's What Love Is For" (extended single mix)
  4. "That's What Love Is For" (LP version)

U.S. Myrrh promotional CD single

  1. "That's What Love Is For"
  2. Radio Spot (60 sec.)
  3. Radio Spot (30 sec.)

U.K. retail single

  1. "That's What Love Is For" (album edit)
  2. "Baby Baby" (No Getting Over You mix)
  3. "That's What Love Is For" (extended single mix)
  4. "That's What Love Is For" (album version)

Audio versions[edit]

  • Original album version – 4:17
  • LP edit mix
  • 7" single mix
  • Extended single mix
  • Chris Cox club mix – 7:26 (released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Mixshow edit – 5:32 (released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Radio Edit – 3:12 (released in 2014)
  • Chris Cox Dub – 5:42 (released in 2014)

Personnel[edit]

Video versions[edit]

  • Original album version

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adult Contemporary Music Chart | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Music: Top 100 Songs | Billboard Hot 100 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart History for That's What Love Is For by Amy Grant". www.song-database.com. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart History for That's What Love Is For by Amy Grant". www.song-database.com. Retrieved 2016-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Official Charts > Amy Grant". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  8. ^ "Amy Grant: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Amy Grant – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Amy Grant.
  10. ^ "Amy Grant – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Amy Grant.
  11. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1992". Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
Preceded by
"When a Man Loves a Woman" by Michael Bolton
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
November 30 - December 14, 1991
Succeeded by
"Keep Coming Back" by Richard Marx