Slave to Love

"Slave to Love" is the first single released from Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry's 1985 release, Boys and Girls. The song is one of Ferry's most popular solo hits. The single was released on 28 April 1985 and spent nine weeks in the UK charts in 1985, peaking at number 10. Over two months later he would perform the song at Live Aid in the London concert at Wembley Stadium.

"Slave to Love"
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Single by Bryan Ferry
from the album Boys and Girls
Released28 April 1985
GenreSoft rock
Length3:59 (7″ mix)
5:56 (12″ extended mix)
4:26 (album version)
LabelE.G. Records
Songwriter(s)Bryan Ferry
Producer(s)Bryan Ferry
Rhett Davies
Bryan Ferry singles chronology
"That's How Strong My Love Is"
"Slave to Love"
"Don't Stop the Dance"
Music video
"Slave to Love" on YouTube

The song features Neil Hubbard and Keith Scott on lead guitar,[1] Dire Straits' Guy Fletcher on keyboards, Omar Hakim on drums, and Tony Levin on bass guitar.

Music videoEdit

A promo video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and featuring the Swedish model Christine Bergström, the French model Laurence Treil, the Dutch model Marpessa Hennink, Jillian King, Fabrice Langlade, Olivier Poivre and Richard Teophile was shot to promote the single. The cinematographer was Pascal Lebegue.

Track listingsEdit


  1. "Slave to Love"
  2. "Valentine" (Instrumental)

12" UK Single: E'G Records / FERRx 1 881873-1Edit

  1. "Slave to Love" (Special 12" Re-Mix) – 5:56
  2. "Slave to Love" (Instrumental) – 4:23
  3. "Valentine" (Instrumental) – 4:00


Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 29
Canadian Singles Chart 76
UK Singles Chart 10
Irish Singles Chart 8
German Singles Chart 30
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 18
Dutch Top 40 33
French Singles Chart 45
Belgian Singles Chart 10
Norwegian Singles Chart 5
Australian Singles Chart 29
New Zealand Singles Chart 11

Use in mediaEdit


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  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  4. ^ "Series 17, In a Lonely Place Episode 2 of 2". BBC. Retrieved 17 January 2019.