Things That Lovers Do

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Things That Lovers Do
Studio album by Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore
Released February 11, 2003
Length 58:08
Label Arista
Producer Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, James Poyser, Daryl Simmons, Richard Jon Smith, Junius Bervine, Jamey Jaz
Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore chronology
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Singles from Things That Lovers Do
  1. "Loveable (From Your Head To Your Toes)"
  2. "You Don't Have To Cry"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Things That Lovers Do is a cover album of classic 1970s and 1980s soul duets by husband-and-wife R&B singers Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore, released February 11, 2003. According to executive producer Antonio Reid, the album release was timed to coincide with Valentine's Day.[2] Things is the fourth album overall for Lattimore, and fifth for Moore.


Things That Lovers Do is largely a cover album save for the two originals, the lead single "Loveable" and the slinky title track. Both were helmed by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Though this is Lattimore's first time working with the super-producer duo, Moore has worked them on each of her previous 3 albums, giving her biggest single in 1998, "Chanté's Got A Man."

Stage play[edit]

The two took an unorthodox route to promoting their album by mounting a full stage show also titled Things That Lovers Do.[4] The play toured through Richmond, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Detroit from January 2003 through March 2003.[2] Also starring in the play were comedian/actress Kym Whitley and actor Clifton Powell who plays a less-than-deserving fiance to Chante's character. The play was directed and staged by Tony Award-winner George Faison.[5]

Famous pregnancy[edit]

The album artwork bears a "warning" on the back stating that the CD "may cause pregnancy," making reference to the fact that Chante became pregnant with the couple's first child during the recording of the album. In the music video for the single "You Don't Have To Cry," both Lattimore and Moore appear to sing in separate shots. The end of the clip reveals that both are against an adjacent wall as the camera pans down to discover Moore's prominently showing stomach.

Shortly after the release of the album and close of the stage play, she gave birth to a son named Kenneth Lattimore Jr. at 9 pounds and 20 inches long in Los Angeles, CA. Kenneth Jr. was born on April 10, 2003, the same date as his father's birthday.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Things That Lovers Do (4:34)
  2. You Don't Have To Cry (4:45) - (made popular by Rene & Angela)
  3. With You I'm Born Again (3:21) - (made popular by Billy Preston & Syreeta)
  4. Love Saw It (3:54) - (made popular by Karyn White & Babyface)
  5. Loveable (From Hour Head to Your Toes) (5:19)
  6. You're All I Need To Get By (4:16) - (made popular by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
  7. When I Said I Do (4:54) - (made popular by Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black)
  8. Close The Door (6:17) - (made popular by Teddy Pendergrass)
  9. Here We Go (4:35) - (made popular by Minnie Riperton & Peabo Bryson)
  10. Is It Still Good To You (4:38) - (made popular by Ashford & Simpson)
  11. Make It Last Forever (4:36) - (made popular by Keith Sweat & Jacci McGhee)
  12. Still (6:59)

NOTE: In most published discographies and music outlets, albums by Lattimore & Moore are listed among Lattimore's releases and excluded from Moore's.

Music videos[edit]

  • "You Don't Have To Cry"


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