Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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No More “I Love You’s”

First recorded by The Lover Speaks (UK #58 1986).
Hit versions by Annie Lennox (US #23/UK #2 1995), Nicki Minaj (sampled in “Your Love” US #14/R&B #4/UK #71 2010).

From the wiki: “‘No More I Love You’s’ was written by Joseph Hughes and David Freeman, and was first released by their band, The Lover Speaks, in 1986. Released as a single, the original peaked at #58 on the UK Singles chart. The song was covered almost a decade later by former-Eurythmic Annie Lennox and was the first single released from her second studio album, Medusa.

“The Lennox recording won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 38th Grammy Awards in 1996, the first such awarded to be given to a British artist. ‘No More I Love You’s’ became the highest-charting solo single for Lennox in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2 and spending a total of 12 weeks on the UK Singles chart.

“Nicki Minaj’s ‘Your Love’ samples the instrumentals and background vocals of Lennox’s cover of ‘No More ‘I Love You’s”. ‘Your Love’ was released in 2010 as the first official single from Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday.”

Annie Lennox, “No More I Love You’s” (1995):

Nicki Minaj, “Your Love” (2010):

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