For Your Precious Love

"For Your Precious Love" is a song written by Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler,[1] and performed by Jerry Butler and The Impressions in 1958. The song was ranked #335 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2010.[2]

"For Your Precious Love"
Single by Jerry Butler and The Impressions
B-side"Sweet Was the Wine"
Released1958 (1958)
Recorded1958
GenreRhythm and blues
Length2:41
LabelFalcon
1013
Songwriter(s)Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks and Jerry Butler

Chart performanceEdit

It was released as a single on Vee-Jay Records and peaked at number 3 on the Most Played R&B chart, and number 11 on the Billboard Top 100 charts.[3] In addition, a new version by Butler himself, who peaked at number 99 on the Hot 100 chart in March 1966.

Other versionsEdit

The song has been covered numerous times with many versions reaching the US charts as well:

Popular cultureEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ASCAP Title Search (title must be entered to search line)
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. April 7, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 272.
  4. ^ "Top 20 Hit Singles of 1968". South Africa's Rock Lists Website. Retrieved 10 June 2013.