I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love

"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" is song was written by Angela Winbush and René Moore, of the singing duo Rene & Angela.The song first appeared on the self-titled album, "Alton McClain & Destiny" (Polydor, 1979) as "The Power of Love".[1] This album was later re-released as It Must Be Love. Alton McClain & Destiny are best known for their disco song, "It Must Be Love."

"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love"
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Single by Stephanie Mills
from the album Stephanie Mills
B-side"Stand Back"
Released1986
Recorded1985
Genre
Length6:34 (album)
4:51 (single)
LabelMCA 5669
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Ron Kersey
Stephanie Mills singles chronology
"Stand Back"
(1985)
"I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love"
(1986)
"Rising Desire"
(1986)

Stephanie Mills recordingEdit

A version was recorded by American R&B singer, Stephanie Mills, and was the second single release from her 1985 self-titled album. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart, and remained number one for two weeks in May 1986. "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" was Mills's sixteenth entry on the chart and her first number-one single. While the song was one of her most successful in the R&B/soul markets, the single did not make the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Formats and track listingsEdit

  1. "I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love" (Radio Edit) – 4:51
  2. "Stand Back"  – 3:58
  • US 12" vinyl
  1. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Extended Mix)  - 6:37
  2. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Instrumental)  - 6:37
  3. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (A Cappella)  - 6:30
  4. "I Have Learned To Respect The Power Of Love" (Power Beats)  - 4:43

ChartsEdit

Chart (1986) Peak
position
US Hot Black Singles[4] 1

Cover VersionsEdit

  • The song's writer Angela Winbush later recorded the tune herself on her second solo album "The Real Thing" (1989).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Song Review by Ed Hogan: I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love - Alton McClain & Destiny | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-08-24.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 85.
  3. ^ Stephanie Mills - I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love (Vinyl, 7") at Discogs
  4. ^ Stephanie Mills chart singles history.www.billboard.com