For The Love Of You

Album: The Heat Is On (1975)

Songfacts®:

  • Rudolph Isley wrote this about his wife, Elaine. It was originally titled "How Lucky I Am," and was altered without his knowledge.
  • When Rudolph Isley found out his song was altered he tried to block release of the album. He let it go rather than delay payment from the album.

Comments: 8

  • Markantney from BiloxeAug 2014,

    Actually Ivan, you tell the "Right" Woman how much you like that song and why; I think SHE'LL be the one telling you it's going to be Played at your Wedding,... for she'll be the bride making all the arrangements:):):).
  • Markantney from Biloxi, MsJun 2014,

    I'd rather die than decide which line in the song is best. I'll punk out and say they're all #1 but it's because of the backing "whooo-ooohhhh"s the Isley's sing in the background at the end of each line. The most vocal (background) seems to be after "Smoother than a gentle breeze" and after "Now and then I lose my way".

    Man, that is the song of a lifetime.

    Oh but I do think Ronald's riffing (aka "Croonin" when he riffs:):)) towards the end, before and after "I'm gonna say it one more time" and his "You got me girl", priceless.
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song has been recorded by such artists as jazz guitarist Earl Klugh, Boyz II Men, and a Grammy-nominated version by Whitney houston.
  • Eric from Los Angeles, NvOOOhhhhh yeah, grab my girl and slow dance offa' dis'....sing it in her ear....
  • Eugene from Miami, FlThis is the love song of all love songs. Love song do no and will not get better this. When Rudolph wrote this song he made a master peace. If you are in love, this is the song for you.
  • Whitney Robinson from Dallas, TxOne of the best songs ever! That imagery!

    "Smoother than a gentle breeze/flowing through my mind with ease/soft as can be..."
  • Matt from Raleigh, NcLove the line "I might as well sign my name on a card which say it better". No card could speak about love like this song does. Good job Rudolph!!!
  • Ivan from Wodside, NyBest of all Isley songs. My wedding song if I ever get married no matter what the wife says.
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