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"Your Love"
Single by The Outfield
from the album Play Deep
B-side "61 Seconds"
Released 1986
Format 45
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 3:36 - 4:02(music video)
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) John Spinks

"Your Love" is a song from The Outfield's debut album, Play Deep. It was written by John Frederick Spinks. The song reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986.


The song is about a man having an affair with another woman (some lyrics suggest a former lover) while his girlfriend is away, hence the opening lyrics: "Josie's on a vacation far away, come around and talk it over. So many things that I wanna say, you know I like my girls a little bit older. I just wanna use your love tonight, I don't wanna lose your love tonight..."


The song has been covered by ska/punk band Less than Jake on the Goodbye Blue and White album, the band The Rescues on their album "Crazy Ever After" (2008), and by the pop/punk band Midtown. It has also been covered by Wyclef Jean featuring Eve as a reggae mix on the soundtrack to Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates. Another cover of this song exists by German euro-trance group Topmodelz, released in 2007. Another cover has been done by Burn Your Wishes featuring current guitarist for Killswitch Engage, Adam Dutkiewicz, and current guitarist for Unearth, Ken Susi. This version can be heard here. It was also covered in 2009 by NJ based heavy metal band "Switchblade Silence" their version can be heard on You Tube by searching "Switchblade Silence - Your Love". It has also been covered by Coheed & Cambria front-man Claudio Sanchez on his side-project The Prize Fighter Inferno. A brief sample of the chorus was used in a minor dance hit in the early 2000s. The song has also been covered by the North Carolina-based, queer group The Butchies on their album "Make Yr Life", and Bon Iver has covered "Your Love" at several shows on his recent tour. Canadian alternative country artist Kathleen Edwards has also covered this song in her live shows.

An acoustic version was recorded in 1992 and is featured on the 80's Hits Stripped compilation.

Katy Perry covered the song in 2007 for her Ur So Gay EP. The title was changed to "Use Your Love" and a few of the lyrics were altered.

Software maker Intuit has used this song in a viral marketing campaign [1] for Quickbooks by creating Jingles for business owners.

R&B singer Lloyd also sampled the chorus in his song "Lose Your Love", from his 2008 album Lessons in Love. It was produced by Big Reese & Jasper.

Rapper B.o.B sampled the song in his 2008 song "Use Ur Love", produced by Jim Jonsin. Rapper Charles Hamilton also sampled it for use in a song entitled "Theories of Wine".

Bon Iver covered the song (10/11/2009) at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.

Canadian electro artist Just Lucky remixed the song in 2009.

Massachusetts melodic hardcore band A Wilhelm Scream covered the song on the Australian release of their eponymous EP.

Use in popular culture

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