Release Date

August 11, 1978

“I Want Your Love” is a song by American band Chic from their second studio album C’est Chic (1978). Featuring a solo lead vocal by Alfa Anderson, the song became a very successful follow-up to their hit single “Le Freak”.

According to Kathy Sledge, the song was originally slated to be recorded by Sister Sledge; their background vocals were kept on the final track. Sister Sledge ended up recording “He’s the Greatest Dancer”, which was supposed to be recorded by Chic.

In the United States, “I Want Your Love” reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart in November 1978 and #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in June 1979. It also peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1979 and remained on the chart for 19 weeks. In the United Kingdom, it reached #4 on the UK Singles chart (the highest position of any Chic singles) and spent 11 weeks on the chart.