BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #364: ” HE DON’T LOVE YOU [LIKE I LOVE YOU”}- TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN – MAY 3, 1975

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Billboard #1 Hits: #364: “He Don’t Love You [Like I Love You}- Tony Orlando and Dawn. May 3, 1975. #1 for 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: “He Don’t Love You {Like I Love You”}- Tony Orlando and Dawn
  • Record Company-Elektra
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Jerry Butler, Calvin Carter and Curtis Mayfield
  • Time: 3:29
  • B-side: “Pick It Up”
  • Album- He Don’t Love You, Like I Love You
  • Grade: C-
  • Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

“He Don’t Love You [Like I Love You} went back a decade and a half to Jerry Butler who co-wrote it and released it as “He Will Break Your Heart.” The original went to #7 in the Billboard Hot 100. At the Golden Globe Awards Tony Orlando and Dawn were waiting in the lobby- and Orlando spoke to actress Faye Dunaway and her then husband Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band. The couple started singing old R&B tunes and suggested to Orlando that they record this one. Orlando contacted Curtis Mayfield to get permission and to change the title. Mayfield agreed. The good news- this would be the final #1 hit for Tony Orlando & Dawn. Like The Osmonds the second half of the 70’s would not be polluted by their ‘music.”

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