He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)

Album: He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) (1975)
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  • He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)
    -Artist: Dawn featuring Tony Orlando from "Night Songs":
    -Warner Special Products HD 3297-2
    -peak Billboard position # 1 for 3 weeks in 1975
    -Words and Music by Curtis Mayfield, Calvin Carter, and Jerry Butler
    -charted in 1960 at # 7 as "He Will Break Your Heart" by writer Butler
    -charted in 1966 at #91 as "He Will Break Your Heart" by the Righteous Brothers
    He don't love you like I love you
    If he did, he wouldn't break your heart
    He don't love you like I love you
    He's try-in' to tear us apart
    Fare thee well, I know you're leavin' (I know you're leavin')
    For the new love that you've found
    The handsome guy that you've been dating, whoa
    I got a feelin' he's gonna put you down 'cause
    He uses all the great quotations
    Says the things I wish I could say
    Whoa, but he's has so many rehearsals
    Girl, to him it's just another play but wait
    When the final act is over
    And you're left standing all alone
    When he takes his bow and makes his exit
    Girl, I'll be there to take you home
    He don't love you (and he never will) like I love you
    If he did, he wouldn't break your heart
    Oh, he don't love you, girl, like I love you
    He's try-in' to tear us apart
    Whoa, he don't love you
    Transcribed by Robin Hood
    These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
    and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
    music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1966 {September 23rd} the Righteous Brothers performed "He Will Break Your Heart"* on the ABC-TV week-day afternoon program, 'Where The Action Is'...
    Four months earlier on May 29th, 1966 "He Will Break Your Heart" enter Billboard's Top 100 chart for a one week stay at position #91...
    It was the B-side of "He", which entered the Top 100 the same day at position #89, five weeks later it peaked at #18 {for 1 week}....
    The year of 1966 was a good one for the not-for-real brothers, during that year they had seven Top 100 records, besides the above two there was "Ebb Tide" {#5}, "Georgia On My Mind" {#62}, "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" {#1 for 3 weeks}, "Go Ahead and Cry" {#30}, and "On This Side of Goodbye" {#47}...
    Between 1963 and 1990 the Righteous Bros. had twenty-three songs on the Hot Top 100 chart; six made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" for 2 weeks on January 31st, 1965 and the above "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration"...
    Sadly; Bobby Hatfield passed away at the age of 63 on November 5th, 2003 {heart attack}...
    May he R.I.P.
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, three other versions of "He Will Break Your Heart" have made the Top 100, as noted above, the original version by Jerry Butler {#7 in 1960}, as "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" by Tony Orlando & Dawn {#1 for 3 weeks in 1975}, and was included in Jim Croce's "Chain Gang Medley" {#63 in 1976}...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 1st 1960, Jerry Butler performed "He Will Break Your Heart" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    And the day before on October 31st it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #63; and five weeks later on December 5th, 1960 it peaked at #7 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on November 8th, 1960 it reached #1* {for 7 non-consecutive weeks} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1958 and 1977 he had thirty-four Top 100 records; with two making the Top 10, his other Top 10 record was "Only the Strong Survive"; it reached #4 in 1969...
    He just missed having a third Top 10 record when "Moon River" peaked at #11 in 1961...
    'The Iceman' will celebrate his 75th birthday next month on December 8th {2014}
    * Twice it was bumped out of the #1 spot by "Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go" by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters only to regain the #1 position for a 3rd time.
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