In our interview with Commodores founding member Thomas McClary
, he said: "I was very moved by the fact that in the harmonies of 'Sweet Love,' in the early days, we would play other artists' songs, because we didn't have our own original songs. So, we would play songs by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, for instance. If you recall, their uniqueness was their harmonies. So, I often think about the harmonies that try to make that song different, and bringing into play the funk with a ballad, which kind of gave 'Sweet Love' that unique sound."