|"Drowning in the Sea of Love"|
|Single by Joe Simon|
|from the album Drowning in the Sea of Love|
|B-side||"Just A Dream"|
|Songwriter(s)||Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff|
|Joe Simon singles chronology|
"Drowning in the Sea of Love" is a 1971 song recorded by Joe Simon. It was the title track of his seventh LP, and was the first release from the album. The song was written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
The single was Simon's fourth of eight U.S. Top 40 hits. In early 1972, it reached number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number eight on the Cash Box Top 100. It also reached number three on the R&B chart and became a gold record. Billboard ranked "Drowning in the Sea of Love" as the No. 77 song for 1972.
The song remained Simon's longest-running and highest-charting U.S. single until his 1975 hit, "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)."
Cover versions and sampling
"Drowning in the Sea of Love" has been covered by many artists, including Ronnie Foster (1972), Snafu (1973), Ringo Starr (1977), B.B. King (1988), Boz Scaggs (1991), Paul Young & Liane Foly (1996) and Eva Cassidy (2003). The song was sampled by Gang Starr in 1988 in "You Know My Steez" from their Moment of Truth album.
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