1979 Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Love This Way Again (US:#5 UK:#62)
“I’ll Never Love This Way Again” is a song by American singer Dionne Warwick. It was composed by Richard Kerr and Will Jennings and produced by her labelmate Barry Manilow for Warwick’s Arista Records debut, Dionne (1979). Initially recorded by Kerr himself for his 1978 album Welcome to the Club as “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again”, it was also recorded by singers Cherrill Rae Yates and Cheryl Ladd before Warwick recorded and released her version of the song.
The song was released as the album’s lead single on July 15, 1979 by Arista. Her first single on the record label after an unsuccessful tenure at Warner Bros. Records, the song brought Warwick renewed popularity when it reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 in Canada, also peaking at number 18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” was eventually certified as gold by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies and won Warwick the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. For a time[when?], Warwick’s version of the song preceded reports about people with HIV/AIDS on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.
Dionne is a studio album by American singer Dionne Warwick. It was released by Arista Records in May 1979 in the United States. Recorded during the winter of 1978–79, the album marked Warwick’s debut with the label. Production on Dionne was helmed by Barry Manilow, who was paired with Warwick by Arista founder Clive Davis. […]
|Background Vocals||Barry Manilow|
|Background Vocals||Ron Dante|