Song / The Love I Lost
West End/Sybil / The Love I Lost
"The Love I Lost" is a song by American R&B group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. Originally written as a ballad by Philly soul songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the song was transformed into a disco song and features drummer Earl Young. It was released from the Black & Blue album in late 1973. Selling more than a million copies, it peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart. It also reached number 21 in the United Kingdom in early 1974.
In 1993 American R&B and pop singer–songwriter Sybil released a cover of "The Love I Lost" with West End. It was produced by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman. The cover reached number 3 in the United Kingdom, number 9 in Ireland and number 18 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. Additionally "The Love I Lost" was also a Top 20 hit in Finland and the Netherlands. And it reached number 9 on the Eurochart Hot 100 in October 1993.