Love Is Strange

Album: Love Is Strange (1956)
Charted: 11
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  • Love
    Love is strange
    Lot of people
    Take it for a game
    Once you get it
    You never want to quit, no no
    After you've had it
    You're in an awful fix

    Many people
    Don't understand, no no
    They think loving
    Is money in the hand
    Your sweet loving
    Is better than a kiss
    When you leave me
    Sweet kisses I miss

    Sylvia
    Yes, Mickey
    How do you call your lover boy
    Come here, lover boy
    And if he doesn't answer
    Oh lover boy
    And if he still doesn't answer
    I simply say
    Baby, oh baby
    My sweet baby, you're the one
    Baby, oh baby
    My sweet baby, you're the one Writer/s: ETHAL ENMS, MICKEY BAKER, SYLVIA ROBINSON
    Publisher: DistroKid, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Al from Los AngeledI have been trying to locate the record "Love is Strange" by Mickey and Sylvia where Sylvia asks Mickey how does he call his lover girl and after some music Mickey asks Sylvia how do you call your lover boy? I remember this on bandstand and on the radio. The only version i can get now is just mickey asking Sylvia. Does anyone else remember this version? I know it existed...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1973 {April 14th} Sylvia Robinson performed "Pillow Talk" on the Saturday-afternoon nationally syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    At the time "Pillow Talk" was at position #7 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, two weeks later it would peak at #1 {for 2 weeks}...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1973 and 1982 the New York City native, as a solo artist, had twelve records on the Hot Soul Singles chart, after "Pillow Talk" her next biggest hit was "Sweet Stuff", it reached #16 in 1974...
    As a member of the duo of Mickey and Sylvia she charted three times on the Hot Soul Singles chart, "Love Is Strange" {#1 in 1957}, "There Ought To Be A Law" {#8 in 1957}, and "Baby, You're So Fine" {#27 in 1961}...
    Ms. Robinson, born Sylvia Vanterpool, passed away at the age of 76 on September 29th, 2011 {congestive heart failure}...
    May both she and Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012} R.I.P.
  • Mary Helen from HomeHello, fellow music lovers. Buddy Holley covered Love is Strange, as is an Words of love is a different song which he wrote himself. Here they are: https://youtu.be/gHLRjCTB4gE https://youtu.be/tfollv1111I
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyI seem to remember that in the early 1960s Mickey & Sylvia released a song titled "Love Will Make You Fail In School", does anyone recall this record???
  • Joel from Columbia, ScI had never heard of this song until I heard it in the Martin Sheen/Sissy Spacek film "Badlands".
  • Marissa from Akron, OhParts of this song were included in the New York Dolls song "Trash." They say "How do you call your loverboy?" and then at the end they sing "Baby, oh baby, my sweet baby, you're the one." I happen to like that song better than this one but that's just my preference.
  • John from Nashville, TnBesides forming the first successful hip hop record label (Sugarhill), Sylvia wrote and produced such #1 r&b hits as the million-selling "Love On A Two Way Street" by the Moments and the early disco classic "Shame Shame Shame" by Shirley and Company. Mickey wrote one of the first ever instruction books on playing jazz guitar which is still in print today. This book, simply titled JAZZ GUITAR is considered the ultimate book in learning how to play this style of guitar music.
  • Jorge from Mexico, MexicoPaul and Linda McCartney's group Wings released a cover version of this song in their first (first as a group, but third as McCartney solo)album "Wings Wild Life" in 1971, and is mainly sung by Linda, the only song of the eight performed on it not written by McCartney.
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