Love TKO

Album: TP (1980)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by the keyboard player Eddie Gip Noble along with Cecil Womack, who was a member of The Valentinos. The song is about how love can beat you down. Says Noble: "I had just left a relationship when I wrote it so I could relate to the idea of a 'technical knock-out.'" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Other artists to record this song include Hall & Oates, Bette Midler, Regina Belle, The Nylons, Boz Scaggs and Clive Griffin.
  • Blondie's Debbie Harry did a very seductive version of this song on the Valentine's Day episode of Saturday Night Live in 1981. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Andy - Portland, OR

Comments: 4

  • Lady P from Florida Amazing voice but you life left a huge impression on me... you will forever live in my heart.
  • Dave from Easton, PaR.I.P. Teddy. You were so "The Man" and Thank God your music goes on even though the lights are out!
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdThe original version was done by David Oliver shortly before his untimely death (no known cause- probably suicide) in 1981
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdMichael McDonald recently recorded this. It's not really "a sad song" like it says in the lyrics
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