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MIK Classics - Frankie Knuckles - Your Love

Considered by some to be the sexiest dance song of all time, Your Love was a collaboration between the so-called “Godfather of House” Frankie Knuckles, and singer and lyricist Jamie Principle.

The first version of this song was a 1984 demo by Chicago producer Jamie Principal, which was only made available to DJs on acetates or reel-to-reel tapes. The lyrics came from a poem that Principle wrote for his girlfriend at the time, Lisa Harris. As he explained in an interview, “I decided that I was going to stop being in relationships and focus on my music for a while. I met Lisa—the girl the song is about. At this time I had a regular job, so I would write stuff in all of my free time... It started as a poem, and then I switched it into a song that was written just for her.”He added the music and recorded the song at home on his four track recorder. Some have cited it as the first ever house track.


The second commercially released version was produced by and credited to Frankie Knuckles, but still featured Principle on vocals. Initially a 12"" release in 1987 on US label Trax Records, it was licensed to UK and Belgian labels in 1989 peaking at #59 on the UK singles chart.

Following Knuckles' death on March 31, 2014, the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at #29 - its highest ever chart position.

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