When R. Kelly decided to do a 1993 remake of the Stevie Wonder hit "Hey Love," the Chicago-based singer wisely chose not to deviate from the foundation laid down by Wonder. The original version's dominant, looping rhythm echoes the tick-tock of a clock, which gives the down-tempo track a melancholy late-night vibe, emphasizing the feeling that the singer is giving his all in a one last chance to get the direct attention of the object of his affectations. Written by producer Clarence Paul, Wonder, and Morris Broadnax and listed on the Down to Earth LP, "Hey Love" went to number nine R&B and number 90 pop in spring 1967. Its flipside, "Travelin' Man," made it to number 31 R&B and number 32 pop. R. Kelly's cover of "Hey Love" paired him with fellow Chicagoan Mr. Lee and was a Top 15 R&B/number 101 pop hit listed on his fine platinum debut, Born Into the '90s.