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"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" (written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff) is a song performed by R&B singer Lou Rawls on his 1976 album All Things in Time. The song proved to be Rawls' breakthrough hit, reaching number one on both the R&B[1] and Easy Listening charts as well as number four on the dance chart [2] and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it was kept from the top spot for two weeks by "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees[3] and "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" by KC and the Sunshine Band,[4] respectively. This was the first and only time that one of Rawls' records managed to reach BillboardTemplate:'s pop top ten. It was the first big hit for Philadelphia International to feature the reformulated MFSB, after many of the original members left Gamble and Huff for better opportunities.[5] The song started Rawls' live shows from 1977 on.

The single went on to sell over a million copies and was certified gold by the RIAA.[6]

Chart performanceEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1976–77) Peak
Australia KMR[7] 22
Canada RPM Top Singles[8] 2
UK 10
US Billboard Hot 100 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 4
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[9] 1
US Billboard Hot Black Singles 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1976) Rank
Canada[10] 38
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 32
Chart (1977) Rank
Australia 97

Later usesEdit

It can also be heard in the films The Hot Chick (2002), Guess Who (2005), Disturbia (2007), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Hit and Run (2012), Veronica Mars (2014), and on the TV sitcoms My Wife and Kids (2001–2005), in which Lou Rawls himself sings it to Damon Wayans during a colonoscopy, That '70s Show (1998–2006), South Park (1997–), Two and a Half Men (2003–2015), and Psych (2006–2014). The song could also be heard in an episode of The Proud Family, where Lou Rawls songs and dances with Penny Proud. In addition, it was performed by the singer in doll form in an Action League Now! segment on KaBlam!. The song "If You Could Love Me" by Edwyn Collins uses many of the same chords, and has a similar sound. Rocco DiSpirito and Karina Smirnoff also danced the rumba to this song in week 2 of season 7 of Dancing with the Stars.

Cover versionsEdit

"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" has been covered by singers Michael Bublé, Laura Pausini, reggae singer John Holt and by the Dub Pistols (who use a sample of John Holt's version) on their Speakers and Tweeters album. Jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine covered the song on his 1976 album The Man with the Sad Face.[12] as did Hank Crawford on Hank Crawford's Back. This song was also featured on The Proud Family Soundtrack.

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

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