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, jazz
Length 3:02
Label CBS (UK)
Writer(s) Allan Roberts, Doris Fisher
Producer(s) Pete Wingfield
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Invisible"
(1984)
"That Ole Devil Called Love"
(1985)
"Is This Love?"
(1986)

"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, topped the New Zealand RIANZ chart for 3 weeks[3] and reached number 2 on the UK singles chart.[2][4] Other artists who have recorded the song include Tony Bennett,[1] Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Schuur.[5]

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

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