You Got The Love (3:37)

Cover of Suspicious Minds: The Best of Candi Staton

From Suspicious Minds: The Best of Candi Staton and 6 other releases

The original version is a soul/disco/gospel track (released in the UK by streetwave in 1986) written by Anthony B. Stephens, Arnecia Michelle Harris and John Bellamy. It featured an a cappella version utilised by Paul Simpson when he combined this with the backing track to the Adeva song “Musical Freedom (You’ve got the Love) in 1989. The most well known house mix by DJ Eren was released in 1991 and layered the vocal track over an instrumental version of the Frankie Knuckles/Jamie Principle house song “Your Love” itself a stripped down version of the italo-disco track Feels Good (Carrots and Beets) by Electra featuring Tara Butler. The original Candi Staton track had been recorded for a video-only 1980s documentary about an obese man who was trying to lose weight. When approached by The Source, Candi said she couldn’t remember her having recorded a song called “You Got the Love”. It was only later when she realised she had performed the song years earlier for the documentary. The producers of the video had selected the song for her to sing, but as they had no funds to pay her, they donated half of the copyright and publishing to Candi


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  • welltalent

    i LOVE this song. i loved the sex and the city final... beautiful and this is just the perfect music for it! [2]

    12 Oct 12:15am Reply
  • abunono

    Doch niemals rauscht ein Springquell so süß/Wie heißes Wasser mir-platsch-auf die Füß!

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Don't ya just love the "about you" for this track . . . phew, talk about complicated

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • _franzi

    i LOVE this song. i loved the sex and the city final... beautiful and this is just the perfect music for it!

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • amanicangel

    lmao..somehow, somewhere not only did this crap song get in my library but it got loved ♥.. I. Don't. Think. So.

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ginagolfs

    wow, moby has really made a mint off this track.

    15 Jun 2010 Reply
  • lucyyyx3

    last episode of sex and the city...[2]

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Sinsinatti

    last episode of sex and the city...

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • Jilz10


    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • princess0purple

    I definitely prefer this version than florence and the machine version... they're both good but candi staton just clinches it... it makes me want to go out and dance with my friends

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Fusen

    The Now Voyager remix is just ridiculously good. Best version there is, always got time to listen to it!

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • WiltshireBull

    yes, better voice than Florence but have to say I prefer the F&TM version!...sorry

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
  • drascombeman

    One of the best songs ever, ever, what a voice, superb.

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Thistlefire

    Tried to decide if I prefered the F&TM version to this one .... and then decided it's just all there in the song <3

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • GINGER944

    proper old school tune!!She laid the way for outher's to follow.The girl's pure quality.

    19 Dec 2009 Reply
  • PerfectMinistry

    My girl Candi I found a nest egg off all my favorites of you! Bless you always..You've been my favorite through the years! Love You Lady...Helped me when i jogged down long country roads, cleaning house, riding in my car....!

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • wonder_bob

    nice disco

    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • hispanicblues

    she rocks

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • gfih

    sex and the city

    13 Feb 2008 Reply

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