Love Is the Drug (3:58)

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“Love Is the Drug” is a 1975 single from Roxy Music. A number two hit in the United Kingdom, it also gave the group its first substantial exposure in the United States, reaching number 30 in early 1976 on the U.S. pop singles chart and doing even better on progressive rock radio.

The song started as an Andy Mackay instrumental, but then gained lyrics from Bryan Ferry; Ferry said the song came to him while he was walking and kicking the leaves in Hyde Park.

“Love Is the Drug” is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It remains Roxy Music’s highest-charting single in the U.S., while in the UK it was only topped by their 1981 version of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy”.

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  • Assedor

    This respected band has always sought to extract a diverse and deep sound. They have always been adventurous in the choice of material, and in the philosophical approach to the music. They produce a great impression of a mixture of artistry and power of influence. It makes sense to have them for your own collection.

    16 Feb 6:50am Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    This sounds like an 80s song even though it came out in the mid 70s

    17 Jan 9:28pm Reply
  • Vinyltrap

    love is a drug on "steroids" ;)

    10 Jan 2:42pm Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    Turn it OFF then BUUUD. You weren't even shittin yellow into a diaper when this song came out.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Budnick

    this song is lame

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    the title.

    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nage

    top gear got me here

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Gracielied

    Roxy Music is probably one of my favorite 70's groups. I have seen them twice. I think they were great. I had a crush on Bryan Ferry.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • smallartist

    Brian Ferry has a new version of this on the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby done in a 1920s style.

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Upperhandedx

    Grace Jones owns this song.....

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • hexicola

    poor version :(

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    Roxy Music thats my sound of the latest 80 ties

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • theteenagequeen

    Dave sings along to this on Depeche Mode 101! [3] When I was younger, that's how I got into Roxy Music in the first place!

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Reginatz

    Love is the Drug..... ..

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Alphaville73

    Dave sings along to this on Depeche Mode 101! [2]

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • vveerrgg

    Timeless classic that just cuts through the bulshit of music... Haunting!

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song <3

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ABSINTHE1979

    Ferry Ferry sexy!!!

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Merowinger110

    Dat bassline.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • welshlion

    Ace!!!!

    24 May 2012 Reply
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