♫ You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine ♫

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine was written by the legendary songwriting team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. They were the powerhouse producers behind most of what we today call the Philadelphia Sound, and they wrote this song specifically for Rawls. The track helped lure Rawls to Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International label, as he was impressed that they took the time to understand his voice and write something to suit it. Rawls had bad experiences at his previous labels, Capitol and MGM, and was happy to find a good fit in Philadelphia International.

This hit came late in Rawls’ music career, but he was a blinding flash of action nonetheless. He had a substantial acting career, playing bit parts on various TV series throughout the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. This included Sesame StreetThe Big ValleyBaywatchThe Muppet Show, and Martin, as well as voice acting in cartoons including Hey Arnold! and Garfield. Oh, wait, don’t forget the commercial spokesman work for Colonial Penn Life Insurance and Anheuser-Busch. Oh, also don’t forget the charity work with the “Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Telethon” to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Now on top of this, he had a music career in which he released 55 albums between 1962 and 2003. Did the man ever sleep?

This was the first and only time that one of Rawls’ records managed to reach Billboards pop top ten.

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls

You’ll never find, as long as you live
Someone who loves you tender like I do
You’ll never find, no matter where you search
Someone who cares about you the way I do

Whoa, I’m not braggin’ on myself, baby
But I’m the one who loves you
And there’s no one else! No one else!

You’ll never find, it’ll take the end of all time
Someone to understand you like I do
You’ll never find the rhythm, the rhyme
All the magic we shared, just us two

Whoa, I’m not tryin’ to make you stay, baby
But I know some how, some day, some way
You are (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss my lovin’ (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss my lovin’ (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss, you’re gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Late in the midnight hour, baby (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
When it’s cold outside (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss, you’re gonna miss my lo-o-ove

You’ll never find another love like mine
Someone who needs you like I do
You’ll never see what you’ve found in me
You’ll keep searching and searching your whole life through

Whoa, I don’t wish you no bad luck, baby
But there’s no ifs and buts or maybes

You’re gonna miss my lovin’ (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
I know you’re gonna my lovin’ (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss, you’re gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
Late in the midnight hour, baby (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
When it gets real cold outside (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
I know, I know that you are gonna miss my lo-o-ove

Let me tell you that you’re gonna miss my lovin’
Yes you will, baby (you’re gonna miss my lovin’)
When I’m long gone

I know, I know, I know that you are gonna miss

Songwriters: Kenny Gamble / Leon Huff
You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

13 thoughts on “♫ You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine ♫

  1. Lou Rawls had the smooth silky voice that felt like a caress, a voice that even Frank Sinatra spoke admiringly about. It was a gift that he survived the 1958 auto accident that injured Sam Cooke and killed their driver. Rawls always said the experience gave his life a new direction, adding elements that had been lacking in his life. He shall forever be remembered for your chosen song and it is undoubtedly one of, if not, the very best. I was also very fond of “Lady Love” and “I Wish You Belonged to Me” both of which, along with this one, are on the 2005 “Lou Rawls Love Songs”…Rawls was never better than when crooning a love song. I must also add that the 2003 “Rawls Sings Sinatra” is a fitting tribute to one of the singers that influenced him. Thank-you!

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    • Ahhh … I didn’t know of the auto accident!!! I grew up on Sinatra, for my mother always said that if she hadn’t met my father first, she would have gone for Sinatra. And personally, I like his music, though most of our generation typically don’t. I’m also a fan of Sammy Davis, Jr. But I digress … and now I’ve forgotten what my next point was going to be altogether. I believe I have lost some of my wits with this cold! Anyway, I do love Rawls’ voice.

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  2. Lines I am sorry to say I have used myself, probably not said as sweetly as Lou sang them. I was not “bragging on myself” either, but still said them as a lifetime curse. I cannot believe my younger self could be so arrogant. I hope those ladies, whom I loved very much, found what they were looking for that I was unable to provide. I have never forgotten the love they gave to me…
    Lou Rawls, a voice like thick honey spread on a bed of oven-fresh rye bread. He deserved a few #1 hits, but they never happened. We should be ashamed. (Yes, he had two well-deserved #1s on the R&B charts in the US, the above song and Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing, but I’m talking the Billboard charts, which was cross-racial and cross-genre.)

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