memories of the ’70s – Best of My Love by The Emotions

The mid 1970s was all about dance, like this number one song of 1977: Best of My Love by The Emotions. 

Written and produced by Maurice White and Al McKay of fellow band Earth, Wind and Fire, the song was the first collaboration between the duo and sisters Wanda, Sheila and Jeanette Hutchison aka The Emotions.

The song’s distinctive bass line and brass section as well as upbeat vibe made it a perfect addition to any nightclub playlist.

Released in June 1977 from the album Rejoice, the song steadily climbed the charts, its disco, soul, funk mix a popular choice for radio and club DJs.

Hitting the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list in August 1977, Best of My Love held the top spot for five weeks, before being unthroned by Andy Gibb’s I Just Want To Be Your Everything.

The song hit number 11 on the Billboard disco charts and would be certified platinum, while the album did well on the Billboard Hot 200 list and despite only releasing two singles, would be a platinum-certified success for the girl group.

The song would win a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group and an American Music Award as Favourite Soul/R&B single.

Picked as one of Billboard’s Memorable Songs of all time, Best of My Love has continued its time in the spotlight, as a song on numerous compilations, film soundtracks and still a favourite for the dance floor in the 21st century.




About Waheeda Harris

A pop culture junkie with a penchant for exploring our planet.
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