Where Is the Love

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This article is about the 1972 song. For the Hanson song, see Where's the Love. For the Black Eyed Peas song, see Where Is the Love?
"Where Is the Love"
Single by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
from the album Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
B-side "Mood"
Released June 1972
Format 7" single
Genre Soul
Length 2:43
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Ralph MacDonald
William Salter[1]
Producer(s) Joel Dorn
Arif Mardin
Certification Gold
Roberta Flack chronology
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
(1972)
"Where Is the Love"
(1972)
"Killing Me Softly with His Song"
(1973)
Donny Hathaway chronology
"I Thank You"
(1972)
"Where Is the Love"
(1972)
"I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"
(1972)

"Where Is the Love" is a popular song written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter, and recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Released in 1972 from their album, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent a week each at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart (July 1972)[2] and R&B chart (August 1972).[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 58 song for 1972.[4] The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly singles charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Peak
position
Australia 55
Canada 35
UK 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[5] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1972) Rank
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 58
U.S. Cash Box[7] 78

Cover versions[edit]

There have been numerous cover version.

Mica Paris & Will Downing version[edit]

"Where Is the Love"
Single by Mica Paris and Will Downing
from the album So Good
Released 1988
Format 12" single, CD
Genre Soul
Length 3:33
Label 4th & Broadway
Writer(s) Ralph MacDonald
William Salter[9]
Mica Paris chronology
"Breathe Life into Me"
(1988)
"Where Is the Love"
(1989)
"Contribution"
(1990)

British soul singer Mica Paris and American singer-songwriter Will Downing released a cover of "Where Is the Love" in 1989 for Paris' debut album So Good.

"Where Is the Love" debuted at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number nineteen in its second week before accumulating a total of eight weeks on the chart.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[10]

No. Title Artist Length
1. "Where Is the Love"   Mica Paris & Will Downing 3:33
2. "My One Temptation" (Radio Mix) Mica Paris 3:40
3. "A Love Supreme"   Will Downing 3:29
4. "Same Feeling"   Mica Paris 3:59

Vinyl[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 51
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 19

Rick Price and Margaret Urlich version[edit]

"Where is the Love"
Single by Rick Price and Margaret Urlich
from the album Live (Margaret Urlich album)
Released 29 November 1993 (1993-11-29) [15]
Format CD single
Length 2:58
Label Columbia Records
Producer(s) Rick Price
Rick Price singles chronology
"Walk Away Renée"
(1993)
"Where is the Love"
(1993)
"River of Love"
(1995)
Margaret Urlich chronology
"Burnt Sienna"
(1993)
"Where is the Love"
(1993)
"I Don't Know How To Love Him"
(1994)

"Where is the Love" was recorded by Australian singer songwriter Rick Price and New Zealand born singer songwriter Margaret Urlich. It was released on 29 November 1993 and peaked at number 31 in Australia. It was included as a bonus track on Ulrich's 1994 album, Live.

In 1993, Price and Urlich were part of Export Music Australia (EMA) and Austrade's second Wizards of Oz promotion. They toured Japan together with the group Yothu Yindi.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1994, the song was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album but lost to The Journey by Tommy Emmanuel.[16]

Track listing[edit]

CD single (659884 2)
  1. "Where Is The Love" - 2:58
  2. "If You Were My Baby" by Rick Price (Acoustic) - 4:14
  3. "Love Train" by Margaret Ulrich (Live) - 4:21

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 31

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