Love Train 1972 – The O’Jays
Written by James on 3 May 2021
“Love Train” is a hit single by The O’Jays, written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Love Train Released 1972, it reached #1 on both the R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100, in February and March 1973 respectively, #9 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified gold by the RIAA. It was The O’Jays’ first and only #1 record on the US pop chart. This song has been considered one of the first songs of Disco Music.
“Love Train” entered the Hot 100’s top 40 on January 27, 1973, the same day that the Paris Peace Accords were signed. The song’s lyrics of unity mention several countries, including England, Russia, China, Egypt and Israel, and the continent of Africa.
Recorded at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios, the house band MFSB provided the backing. Besides its release as a single, “Love Train” was the last song on The O’Jays’ album Back Stabbers. The O’Jays’ “Love Train” was a 2006 inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame.