Sweet Love

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"Sweet Love"
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rapture
ReleasedAugust, 1986
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1985
Genre
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Writer(s)Anita Baker
Louis A. Johnson
Gary Bias
Producer(s)Michael J. Powell
Anita Baker singles chronology
"Watch Your Step"
(1986)
"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)
 
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"Sweet Love"
Single by Anita Baker
from the album Rapture
ReleasedAugust, 1986
Format7" vinyl
Recorded1985
Genre
Length4:26
LabelElektra
Writer(s)Anita Baker
Louis A. Johnson
Gary Bias
Producer(s)Michael J. Powell
Anita Baker singles chronology
"Watch Your Step"
(1986)
"Sweet Love"
(1986)
"Caught Up in the Rapture"
(1986)

"Sweet Love" is a song by American R&B singer-songwriter Anita Baker. It was the second single from her critically acclaimed second studio album, Rapture. It was released in August of 1986.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was Baker's first big hit single, peaking at number two on the Billboard R&B chart, number three on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1986.[1] The song also peaked at number 13 in the United Kingdom,[2] and spent two weeks at number 21 in Canada in early November.[3]

Awards[edit]

Baker won two Grammy Awards at the 1987 ceremony: Best R&B Song, earning her (along with Gary Bias and Louis Johnson) a songwriting award. Also, the album containing this song, Rapture, won in the category Best Female R&B Vocal performance.

Performances and cover versions[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986)Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 1008
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs2
US Adult Contemporary Tracks3
Cash Box Chart12
UK Singles Chart13
Canadian RPM Singles Chart21

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1986)Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6]90

References[edit]

External links[edit]