You Know How to Love Me (song)

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"You Know How to Love Me"
Single by Phyllis Hyman
from the album You Know How to Love Me
Phyllis Hyman singles chronology
"Kiss You All Over"
"You Know How to Love Me"
"Under Your Spell"

"You Know How to Love Me" is a song by Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, most notably recorded by Phyllis Hyman and released on Hyman's fourth studio album of the same name, released in 1979.

Chart performance[edit]

The single, released in the disco era, was one of Phyllis Hyman's most successful releases. "You Know How to Love Me" peaked at number six on the disco chart, becoming her biggest hit on that chart.[1] While the single did not place on the Hot 100, it peaked at number twelve on the Hot Soul Singles chart.[2]


  • Phyllis Hyman - lead and backing vocals
  • James Mtume - keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Reggie Lucas - guitar, backing vocals
  • Howard King - drums
  • Ed "Tree" Moore - guitar
  • Basil Fearington - bass
  • Harry Whitaker, Hubert Eaves - keyboards
  • Ed Walsh - Synthesizer
  • Gwen Guthrie, Syndi Jordan, Tawatha Agee - backing vocals
  • Wade Marcus - string and horn arrangements


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 126.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 268.