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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.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #434: “BEST OF MY LOVE”- THE EMOTIONS – AUGUST 20, 1977

  1. “Best of My Love” has got to be in the top 6 of most-ecstatic pop songs. Let’s see, off the top of my head, the others would be: 1) “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder; 2) “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder; 3) “Ooooo Baby Baby,” Smokey Robinson; 4) “Rock Me Daddy,” Tina Turner; and 5) “Sweet 16,” B.B. King. By ecstatic I mean the singer(s) sound transported by bliss. This is not a scientific survey but them’s all good songz.

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