To Know You Is to Love You

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"To Know You Is to Love You"
Single by B.B. King
from the album To Know You Is to Love You
B-side "I Can't Leave"
ReleasedJune 1973 (1973-06)
Genre R&B, soul blues
  • 3:54 (single version)
  • 8:35 (album version)
Label ABC
Songwriter(s) Syreeta Wright, Stevie Wonder [1]
Producer(s) Dave Crawford
B.B. King singles chronology
"Summer in the City"
"To Know You Is to Love You"
"I Like to Live the Love"
Official audio
"To Know You Is to Love You" (album version) on YouTube

"To Know You Is to Love You" is a song written by Syreeta Wright and Stevie Wonder in 1972. [2]


The duet was first released on Syreeta Wright's debut album (Syreeta, MW 113) by MoWest Records (a Motown company) in 1972.

B.B. King recording

It is also a single and an album by B.B. King, released by ABC Records in 1973, with the title song co-interpreted with Stevie Wonder (track B1 on the album To Know You Is to Love You ). In the US, this version went to #12 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and #38 on the Hot 100. [1]

See also

A song with the same title is actually renamed from Phil Spector's "To Know Him Is to Love Him", whose covers occasionally change the lyrics and the title to "To Know You Is To Love You" (Bobby Vinton, Peter and Gordon, Gary Glitter) or to To Know Her Is To Love Her (The Beatles 1962 Decca audition recording, released 1994; John Lennon 1973 recording, released 1986).

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