annie lennox no more i love yous

COVER vs ORIGINAL: ‘No More I Love You’s’

The song, “No More I Love You’s”, was originally recorded by The Lover Speaks in 1986

David Freeman (b.1957) and Joseph Hughes of the duo The Lover Speaks wrote and recorded the song “No More I Love You’s” for their self-titled debut album in 1986. The track also served as their debut single, released in July that year and peaked at No.58 in the UK. The track was re-issued in March 1988 but on this occasion it failed the chart. The Lover Speaks parted ways soon after the re-release.

Annie Lennox recorded her version of the song in 1995 for her covers album “Medusa”. The song was released as the lead single from the album in February and became a huge hit across the world, peaking at No.2 in the UK and No.23 in America. It topped the Canadian, Italian and Spanish singles charts and was a top ten success elsewhere. Ironically, in the wake of this success, David Freeman recorded a new version of the song for his solo album “Apart And Together” in 1996!

But which version is the best? THE LOVER SPEAKS’ original or ANNIE’s cover?

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