"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964.
Nat King Cole also recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" in a combination of Italian, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
The song has been covered by several artists, including Cole's daughter, Natalie Cole; Michael Bublé; Chelsea Krombach; and Joss Stone. Stone's version was released worldwide on the iTunes Store on September 18, 2007, and reached number one hundred on the UK Singles Chart the week of November 17, 2007, spending only one week on the chart. Stone performed a duet of the song with Natalie Cole at Frosted Pink, an ABC-televised benefit concert to raise awareness of women's cancer, held at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, California, on October 6, 2007. Ukulele music artist Julia Nunes also did a cover that got posted to her official Youtube channel as a special Valentine's Day cover.
In 2008 Jools Holland recorded a version of "L-O-V-E" for his album The Informer with Rico Rodriguez singing lead vocals. It is a song that Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have performed for several years now.
In 2011, the 16-year old, Catalan talent Andrea Motis performed the song on the TV channel Canal 33, singing the lead vocal and playing trumpet along with her music tutor Joan Chamarro and the Sant Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona, the youngest jazz band in Europe at the time.
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Charts (Joss Stone version) 
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