You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine

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"You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine"
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls.jpg
Single by Lou Rawls
from the album All Things in Time
B-side"Let's Fall in Love All Over Again"
ReleasedMay 1976
Format7"
Genre
Length
  • 4:26 (Album version)
  • 3:36 (Single edit)
LabelPhiladelphia International
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kenny Gamble
  • Leon Huff
Lou Rawls singles chronology
"A Natural Man"
(1971)
"You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine"
(1976)
"Groovy People"
(1976)

"You'll Never Find Another Love like Mine" (written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff) is a song performed by R&B singer Lou Rawls on his 1976 album All Things in Time. The song proved to be Rawls' breakthrough hit, reaching number one on both the R&B[1] and Easy Listening charts as well as number four on the dance chart[2] and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it was kept from the top spot for two weeks by "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees[3] and "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band,[4] respectively. This was the first and only time that one of Rawls' records managed to reach Billboard's pop top ten. It was the first big hit for Philadelphia International to feature the reformulated MFSB, after many of the original members left Gamble and Huff for better opportunities.[5] The song started Rawls' live shows from 1977 on.

The single went on to sell over a million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Later uses[edit]

It can also be heard in the films The Hot Chick (2002), Guess Who (2005), Disturbia (2007), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Hit and Run (2012), Veronica Mars (2014), and on the TV sitcoms My Wife and Kids (2001–2005), in which Lou Rawls himself sings it to Damon Wayans during a colonoscopy, That '70s Show (1998–2006), South Park (1997–), Two and a Half Men (2003–2015), and Psych (2006–2014). The song could also be heard in an episode of The Proud Family, where Lou Rawls sings and dances with Penny Proud. In addition, it was performed by the singer in doll form in an Action League Now! segment on KaBlam!. The song "If You Could Love Me" by Edwyn Collins uses many of the same chords, and has a similar sound. Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff also danced the rumba to this song in week 2 of season 7 of Dancing with the Stars.

Cover versions[edit]

"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" has been covered by singers Michael Bublé, Laura Pausini, reggae singer John Holt and by the Dub Pistols (who use a sample of John Holt's version) on their Speakers and Tweeters album. Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine covered the song on his 1976 album The Man with the Sad Face.[17] as did Hank Crawford on Hank Crawford's Back. This song was also featured on The Proud Family Soundtrack.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 483.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 213.
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". September 4, 1976. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". September 11, 1976. Retrieved June 7, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Hits Just Keep On Comin': You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". Hitsjustkeeponcomin.blogspot.com. January 12, 2005. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  6. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Image : RPM Weekly – Library and Archives Canada". Bac-lac.gc.ca. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  9. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. August 7, 1976. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Flavour of New Zealand, 24 September 1976
  11. ^ "SA Charts 1965 – March 1989". Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 200.
  13. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 26, No. 14 & 15, January 08 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1976". Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1976/Top 100 Songs of 1976". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  16. ^ Top 50 Adult Contemporary Hits of 1976
  17. ^ Erlewine, Michael. The Man with the Sad Face – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2015.

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