I Want To Know What Love Is

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"I Want to Know What Love Is"
Single by Foreigner
from the album Agent Provocateur
B-side"Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)"
ReleasedNovember 13, 1984 (1984-11-13)
RecordedDecember 1983[1]
GenreSoft rock[2]
  • 5:04 (album version)
  • 6:23 (12-inch extended)
Songwriter(s)Mick Jones
Foreigner singles chronology
"I Want to Know What Love Is"
"That Was Yesterday"
Music video
"I Want to Know What Love Is" at YouTube

"I Want To Know What Love Is" is a 1984 power ballad by British American band Foreigner and is the leading single from their fifth album Agent Provocateur. It topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1986. It has been covered by Tina Arena, Wynonna Judd and Mariah Carey. The Mariah Carey version topped the single charts in Brazil.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Top 100: 54. 'I Want To Know What Love Is'". 4eigner.net. Archived from the original on November 21, 2009. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  2. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Best of Love: 16 Great Soft Rock Hits". AllMusic.