Love T.K.O.

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"Love T.K.O."
Single by David Oliver
from the album Here's To You
Released1980
Format7" single b- side of My Lady Mercury 45-76067
Recorded1980
GenreSoul, Quiet Storm
Length4:36
LabelMercury
Writer(s)Cecil Womack
Linda Womack
Eddie Noble
ProducerWayne Henderson
 
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"Love T.K.O."
Single by David Oliver
from the album Here's To You
Released1980
Format7" single b- side of My Lady Mercury 45-76067
Recorded1980
GenreSoul, Quiet Storm
Length4:36
LabelMercury
Writer(s)Cecil Womack
Linda Womack
Eddie Noble
ProducerWayne Henderson
"Love T.K.O."
Single by Teddy Pendergrass
from the album TP
Released1980
Formatcassette single, 12-inch single
Recorded1980
GenreSoul, Quiet Storm
Length4:58
LabelPhiladelphia International Records
Writer(s)Cecil Womack
Linda Womack
Eddie Noble
ProducerDexter Wansel, Cecil Womack, Cynthia Biggs
Teddy Pendergrass singles chronology
"Love T.K.O."
(1980)
"Two Hearts"
(1981)

"Love T.K.O." is a song written by Cecil & Linda Womack for soul singer David Oliver appearing first on the Oliver album 'Here's To You'

However it is mainly associated with R&B and soul artist Teddy Pendergrass,who released it as a single after it had appeared on his 1980 album, TP. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It has been covered by several artists, including Deborah Harry, Regina Belle, Hall & Oates, Bette Midler, Boz Scaggs, Lambchop, Michael McDonald and Seal.[1] Cecil & Linda Womack recorded the song themselves as Womack & Womack and it appeared simply as "T.K.O." on their debut album Love Wars in 1983.

In 2006, the song was featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, on fictional radio station VCFL. It was also used in 2005 video game Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy). DJ Spooky referenced the song in his essay entitled "Groove Theory" in URB. Artist Ahmad Lewis used the melody for a remix of his 1994 song, "Back in the Day" (Ahmad song) from his self-titled album Ahmad. In 1995, R&B group Xscape would sample it for their remix of Who Can I Run To. The song was sampled also by Kenny Lattimore and Total.

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