Billboard #1 Hits: #434: “Best Of My Love’- The Emotions. August 20, 1977. #1 for 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Best Of My Love”- The Emotions
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Disco, R&B
- Written by Maurice White and Al McKay
- Time: 3:42
- B-side:”A Feeling Is”
- Album- Rejoice
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 5 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
I wasn’t aware that Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire was a co-author of this song. The Emotions were an R&B vocal group from Chicago- and they had been around a long time- they started out in 1962. They had a hit that just cracked the Top 40 back in 1969- “So I Can Love You” on the pop chart before this and some minor hits on the R&B singles chart. They would have two big hits- “Best Of My Love” which won them a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or chorus- and along with Earth, Wind and Fire had a #6 hit with “Boogie Wonderland”- which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Disco Song.