I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)

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"I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)"
I-cant-stop-loving-you-leo-sayer.jpg
Netherlands picture sleeve
Single by Leo Sayer
from the album Leo Sayer
B-side "No Looking Back"
Released23 June 1978
Genre
Label Chrysalis
Songwriter(s) William Nicholls
Producer(s) Richard Perry
Leo Sayer singles chronology
"Thunder in My Heart"
(1977)
"I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)"
(1978)
"Raining in My Heart"
(1978)

"I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)" is a song written by singer-songwriter William Nicholls and first recorded by his short-lived project, White Horse – a collaboration between himself, Kenny Altman, and Jon Lind – and featured on the group's 1977 self-titled album. [1] [2]

Contents

The following year, Leo Sayer featured a version on his self-titled album on the Chrysalis label. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart and was classified silver. An American Southern rock group, the Outlaws, recorded "I Can't Stop Loving You" on their 1980 release Ghost Riders. In 2002, Phil Collins also covered the song, as "Can't Stop Loving You". His version reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart. [3] For other versions of the song, see section below.

Release history

Track listing

The Leo Sayer single was released in 1978 as follows:

Charts

Chart (1978)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [4] 37
South Africa (Springbok) [5] 18
UK Singles Chart [6] 6

Personnel

Phil Collins version

"Can't Stop Loving You"
Can't Stop Loving You.jpg
Single by Phil Collins
from the album Testify
B-side "High Flying Angel"
Released28 October 2002
Recorded2001
Genre
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) William Nicholls
Producer(s)
Phil Collins singles chronology
"In the Air Tonite"
(2001)
"Can't Stop Loving You"
(2002)
"Come with Me"
(2003)

"Can't Stop Loving You" is the tenth song by English singer Phil Collins on his seventh solo album Testify , released in 2002. The song was the lead single from Testify. It is also released as the 12th track on the first CD of the 2004 compilation album, Love Songs: A Compilation... Old and New . Although it had minor airplay, the song was yet another number one Billboard adult contemporary smash hit for Collins, his eighth. [7] The song also reached the number ten on the Eurochart.

The song was originally recorded by Collins in 2000 for a love songs project along with "Least You Can Do", but both tracks were released in 2002 for Testify. [8] Collins' version has some minor changes in the lyrics and introduces a bridge after the second chorus.

Accolade

YearOrganizationAwardResultRef.
2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Cover Song (Taylor Swift)Nominated [9]

Track listing

  1. "Can't Stop Loving You" – 4:18
  2. "High Flying Angel" (U.S. single and Japan Testify only) – 4:44

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA) [34] Gold25,000*
France (SNEP) [35] Gold250,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

Personnel

See also

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