On the Wings of Love (song)

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"On the Wings of Love"
On the Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osborne.jpg
Single by Jeffrey Osborne
from the album Jeffrey Osborne
B-side "I'm Beggin'"
ReleasedSeptember 1982
Format 7" single
Genre Pop
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) Peter Schless, Jeffrey Osborne
Producer(s) George Duke
Jeffrey Osborne singles chronology
"I Really Don't Need No Light"
(1982)
"On the Wings of Love"
(1982)
"Eenie Meenie"
(1983)

"On the Wings of Love" is a 1982 song by Jeffrey Osborne, the first of two single releases from his self-titled debut album.

Jeffrey Osborne American singer

Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American Grammy–nominated singer–songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne is the former drummer and lead singer of the American R&B/Soul group L.T.D.; with whom he began his musical career in 1970.

<i>Jeffrey Osborne</i> (album) 1982 studio album by Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne is the self-titled debut album from Jeffrey Osborne, released in 1982 on A&M after leaving L.T.D. for a solo career. After Osborne departed from L.T.D. in 1980, legal issues prevented him from signing his solo deal with A&M for a whole year. After signing to A&M as a solo artist, Osborne began work on his debut album.

Contents

"On the Wings of Love" peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #13 R&B, and #7 Adult Contemporary. It did well in the UK, where it reached #11. It also hit #1 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart. [1]

In the UK, the song became the greatest hit of his career. In the U.S., it was his biggest hit since the L.T.D. song "Back in Love Again," on which he was the lead singer.

L.T.D. is an American R&B/funk band best known for their 1977 hit single, "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" and "Holding On ", as well as their many ballads, such as "Love Ballad", "We Both Deserve Each Other's Love", and "Where Did We Go Wrong?".

(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again song

"(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" is a hit song written by Len Ron Hanks and Zane Grey for R&B/funk band L.T.D. Released from their Something To Love album, it spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in the fall of 1977. It became a gold record. Jeffrey Osborne is the lead singer.

Personnel

George Duke American musician

George M. Duke was an American keyboardist, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1979 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

Michael Andrew Sembello is an American singer, guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, composer and producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Steve Ferrone British musician

Stephen Ferrone is an English drummer known as a member of the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from 1994–2017, replacing original drummer Stan Lynch, and as part of the "classic lineup" of the Average White Band in the 1970s. Ferrone has recorded and performed with George Harrison, Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Laura Pausini, Christine McVie, Slash, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Scritti Politti, Aerosmith, Al Jarreau and Johnny Cash.

Chart history

Weekly charts

Chart (1982-83)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [2] 36
Belgium (Flanders) [3] 28
Canada RPM Adult Contemporary [4] 1
Ireland (IRMA) [5] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [6] 43
UK (The Official Charts Company)11
US Billboard Hot 100 [7] 29
US Billboard R&B 13
US Billboard Adult Contemporary [8] 7
US Cash Box Top 100 [9] 23

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References

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  2. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN   0-646-11917-6.
  3. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/6273/Jeffrey-Osborne-On-The-Wings-Of-Love
  4. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. 1983-01-29. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
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