That Ole Devil Called Love

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"That Ole Devil Called Love"
Single by Alison Moyet
B-side Don't Burn Down The Bridge
Released 1985
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Length 3:02
Label CBS (UK)
Writer(s) Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher
Producer(s) Pete Wingfield
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"That Ole Devil Called Love"
"Is This Love?"

"That Ole Devil Called Love" is a song written in 1944 by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. It was first recorded by Billie Holiday, who released it as the B-side of her hit "Lover Man" in 1945.[1][2]

In 1985 the song was recorded by Alison Moyet, whose version, produced by Pete Wingfield, reached no.2 on the UK singles chart.[2][3] Other artists who have recorded the song include Tony Bennett,[1] Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Schuur.[4]

Preceded by
"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears For Fears
New Zealand RIANZ number one single
June 16, 1985 – July 6, 1985 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"19" by Paul Hardcastle


  1. ^ a b "That Ole Devil Called Love" at Retrieved 6 May 2014
  2. ^ a b "Song of the Day: That Ole Devil Called Love", Music and Meaning: The RBHS Jukebox, 18 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014
  3. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 538. ISBN 0-00-717931-6. 
  4. ^ "That Ole Devil Called Love" search at ASCAP. Retrieved 6 May 2014