Love The One You're With

Album: Stephen Stills (1970)
Charted: 37 14
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  • The snowy backdrop of Colorado provided the image for Stephen Stills' 1970 solo album.

Comments: 6

  • Clemencedane from ArizonaLove the gritty vocals and beautiful harmonies. Also love the sort of Caribbean sounding percussion - is that a marimba? In general I'm not down with the message if you're in a relationship with someone, but if it's about recovering from heartbreak I'm all for it.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 13th 1971, "Love the One You're With" by the Isley Brothers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #72; and on August 8th it peaked at #18 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Earlier in 1971 on January 24th Stephen Stills' original version peaked at #14 (for 2 weeks) on the Top 100...
    In 1994 it was covered by Luther Vandross, his version reached #28 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart.
  • Tony from Delran, NjOne of Stills' best!!!
  • Gary from Seattle, WaIsley Brothers were also on various instruments during this album and project.

    Be safe, Crowski KZOK Seattle, WA
  • Tony from Chicago, IlLove the harmony and the message behind the song, Wonderful song!!
  • Bill from Liverpool, EnglandStephen Stills was at a party in London and feeling lonesome as his g/f was back in the States. Doris Troy, UK-based soul singer (tremendous voice), got talking to him and said "Love the one you're with, Sugar!". Stills loved the expression and asked if she minded if he used it in a song. She readily agreed.
    (Source: interview with Doris Troy on Spencer Leigh's 'On the Beat' radio show.)
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