Lovin’ You

May 26, 2024

This month I’m focusing on One Hit Wonders of the 70s.

Today our song is:  Lovin’ You

Wikipedia tells us this about the song:

Richard Rudolph began composing "Lovin' You" in 1971, while he and Riperton were living in Chicago. The couple later moved to Florida, where work on the song continued after their daughter, Maya Rudolph was born in 1972. Riperton developed the final melody, while Rudolph wrote the lyrics and the bridge.

Riperton was offered a contract with Epic Records a few years later, and the couple moved to Los Angeles to record the album Perfect Angel. When Epic asked Riperton whom she wanted to produce the album, she named Stevie Wonder. Wonder, by then one of the biggest names in American popular music, was a fan of Riperton's work, and agreed to the collaboration.

However, Wonder was signed to Motown Records; so to avoid contract conflicts he was credited under the pseudonym "El Toro Negro", Spanish for "Black Bull", as Wonder's astrological sign is Taurus. For the same reason, Wonder only agreed to be a producer for the project as co-producer along with Rudolph, resulting in the production company Scorbu Productions being created specifically for the project.



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