The Outfield

Your Love

Composed by John Spinks

Song Review by

"Your Love" spoke volumes for the type of spirited rock the Outfield represented early in their career. Tony Lewis' high-pitched blare bursting from the song's opening line showed signs of a forceful, exciting English trio who saturated their guitar-guided style of music with punchy hooks and pleasing vocal harmonies. Introducing 1986's Play Deep, "Your Love" peaked at a respectable number six on Billboard's Top 40, followed but unequaled by the number 19 single "All the Love in the World" four months later. Actually, the Outfield would never match the success of their debut album single-wise, but their efforts that rounded out the '90s weren't exactly dismal either. 1989's Voices of Babylon is vocally smooth, while Diamond Days -- consisting of just guitarist John Spinks and Tony Lewis, while losing drummer Alan Jackman -- is toned down considerably but not shoddily, aimed at an older audience. "Your Love's seething chord rushes and melodious vocal structure carried over onto their next album but for only one song, the number 31 hit "Since You've Been Gone" from 1987's Bangin'. The bombastic energy harbored in "Your Love" would prove to be the Outfield's finest hour, despite further valiant attempts.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Play Deep 1985 Columbia / Sbme Special Mkts. 3:36
Playing The Field 1992 Sony Music Distribution / Columbia 3:36
Keep on Loving You [Madacy] 1993
Various Artists
Madacy 3:36
Rock of the 80's, Vol. 14 1994
Various Artists
Priority Records 3:38
Living in the '80s 1995
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:36
Forever Rock, Vol. 1 1996
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:38
Rock On 1986 1996
Various Artists
Madacy 3:38
Big Innings: The Best of the Outfield 1996 Legacy 3:42
Shape Fitness Music: Cardio, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Power Records (Fitness/Dance) 4:36
Sounds of the Eighties: 1986-1989 1997
Various Artists
Time/Life Music 3:41
Super Hits 1998 Legacy / Columbia/Legacy 3:41
The Greatest Hits of the 80s 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:36
Class Reunion: The Greatest Hits of 1986 1999
Various Artists
Rebound Records / Polymedia 3:22
Hits of 1986 1999
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:38
No Image 1999
Various Artists
Excelsior Recordings
Soft Love, Vol. 6 2000
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:38
Monsters of Rock, Vol. 2 [Razor & Tie] 2000
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 3:38
Supergroups of the 80s 2000
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:43
Gold & Platinum: Hits of the '80s, Vol. 3 2000
Various Artists
Realm Records 3:39
Pure 80's Hits 2001
Various Artists
Uptown/Universal 3:51
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:37
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Platinum Entertainment 3:38
Ultimate Power of Supergroups 2002
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:43
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 4: Flash FM 2002
Original Game Soundtrack
Sony Music Distribution 3:40
Eighties Extreme Rock, Vol. 2 2003
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:38
Best of the 80's [Madacy 2004] 2004
Various Artists
Madacy 3:43
80's Stripped 2006
Various Artists
Sidewinder 2:34
Onelove: Smash Your Stereo 2007
Various Artists
Red Label 2:35
No Image 2008
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:44
Adventureland 2009
Original Soundtrack
Hollywood Records (UK) 3:42
Playlist: The Very Best 80s Radio Hits 2009
Various Artists
Legacy 3:40
The Best Year of My Life: 1986 2009
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:36
No Image 2009
Various Artists
Commercial Canada 3:36
Playlist: The Very Best of the Outfield 2011 Sony BMG / Sony Music
Pure... Rock Ballads 2013
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:35
Pure... Alternative 80s
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:35
Pure... Rock
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:36
No Image
Various Artists
Allegro / Allegro Corporation / Rolling Stone
Rock Album,  Vol. 1 [Arcade]
Various Artists
Arcade Music
Rock!: The Album
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:36
The  Sound of Hit Music, Vol. 1
Various Artists
Arcade Music
Ultimate... Rock
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:36
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