Love Train (2:57)

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“Love Train” is a song by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff that was a hit record for The O’Jays. Released in 1973, it reached #1 on both the R&B and the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was certified gold by the RIAA. It was The O’Jays’ first and only #1 record on the U.S. Pop chart. The song’s lyrics of unity mention a number of countries, including England, Russia, China, Egypt and Israel, as well as the continent of Africa.

Besides its release as a single, “Love Train” was the last song on The O’Jays’ album Back Stabbers.

In recent years, the song has been used in a series of advertisements for Coors Light beer. It has been used in an episode of Scrubs in one of JD’s fantasies. Also, the song was the soundtrack for the movie, Hitch. The song was played at the 2008 Democratic National Convention to celebrate unity after Senator Hillary Clinton threw her support to Senator Barack Obama.

The Rolling Stones covered “Love Train” on their 2004 DVD called Four Flicks, as well as Tommy Lee for the Final Destination 3 soundtrack.


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