Your Love Is King

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"Your Love Is King"
Single by Sade
from the album Diamond Life
B-side "Love Affair with Life"
Released 25 February 1984 (UK)
22 June 1985 (US)
Format
Recorded 1984; The Power Plant
(London)
Genre
Length 3:40
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Robin Millar
Sade singles chronology
"Your Love Is King"
(1984)
"When Am I Going to Make a Living"
(1984)
Sade
(US singles) chronology
"Smooth Operator"
(1985)
"Your Love Is King"
(1985)
"The Sweetest Taboo"
(1985)

"Your Love Is King" is a song by English band Sade from their debut studio album Diamond Life (1984). It was released as the album's lead single in the UK on 25 February 1984 and on 22 June 1985 as the album's third and final US single. The song became the group's highest-charting hit to-date on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 6.

English pop singer Will Young produced a cover song of the single in 2004 for the soundtrack, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK, US, and Dutch 7" single
A. "Your Love Is King" – 3:40
B. "Love Affair with Life" (recorded live) – 4:35
  • UK and Dutch 12" maxi single
A1. "Your Love Is King" – 3:40
B1. "Smooth Operator"/"Snake Bite" – 7:28
B2. "Love Affair with Life" (recorded live) – 4:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 64
Irish Singles Chart[2] 7
UK Singles Chart[3] 6
Chart (1985) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 54
US Billboard Hot Black Singles[4] 35
US Billboard Adult Contemporary[4] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 263. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and June 19, 1988.
  2. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats – Sade – Your Love Is King". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sade > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 

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