Love a Woman

Album: My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) (2011)


  • This soulful mid tempo track finds Mary J. duetting with Beyoncé as the two divas tell the opposite sex what they want in a relationship. We trust Jay-Z has noted communication and romance are both important requirements according to his wife!
  • Beyoncé initially recorded the song for her 4 album but thought it would be a better fit as a duet with Mary. "I didn't get a chance to work with Beyoncé in person. She gave the song to me, it had her complete full vocal on it," she explained to That Grape Juice. "When her people gave it to me, I asked, 'Are you really giving me this record?' They said 'Yes.' I was like, 'OK, what do you want me to do with Beyoncé's vocals?' They were like, 'She wants to stay on the record.' That's how I got that record -- she wanted to be on a duet with me."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Chris Fehn of Slipknot

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.

Chris Tomlin

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

Who Wrote That Song?

Who Wrote That Song?Music Quiz

Do you know who wrote Patti Smith's biggest hit? How about the Grease theme song? See if you can match the song to the writer.

Christopher Cross

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Pete Anderson

Pete AndersonSongwriter Interviews

Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.

John Lee Hooker

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.