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Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer

Updated on August 19, 2012

About Robert Palmer and Addicted To Love

Addicted To Love is probably the best known song from the late singer/songwriter Robert Palmer.

Robert Palmer was an English Singer/Songwriter, born on the 19th January 1949 and sadly passed away on 26 September 2003, in Paris France, of a heart attack.

He joined his first band at the age of 15 while still at high school in Yorkshire, and in 1970 he joined the 12-piece jazz-rock fusion band Dada, which featured singer Elkie Brooks.

Robert signed with Island records in 1974. His first single was a cover of Little Feat's Sailin' Shoes, which was a minor hit in the UK, but both the album and single reached the Top 100 in the US.

He crossed the Atlantic to New York in 1975, where he released his next album Pressure Drop, which contained a mix of Rock and Reggae.

His next album failed to chart however, and he moved again, this time to The Bahamas.

Double Fun, his next album, released in 1978 , was a mix of Caribbean influenced Rock. Every Kinda People from that album has become one of Robert Palmer's best loved songs.

The early 80's saw a mix of success and faulure, but then in 1985 Robert Palmer had his great breakthrough. The album Riptide released in that year featured the number one single Addicted To Love, which earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.

The years to come saw a mixed success in the charts, but a growing cult following around the world.

Addicted To Love is probably best know by a lot of people for it's use in the 1988 hit movie Cocktail starring Tom Cruise.

Song Lyrics: Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer

Written by: Robert Palmer from the Album: "Riptide" - 1985

Your lights are on, but you're not home

Your mind is not your own

Your heart sweats, your body shakes

Another kiss is what it takes

You can't sleep, you can't eat

There's no doubt, you're in deep

Your throat is tight, you can't breathe

Another kiss is all you need

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah

It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough

You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

You see the signs, but you can't read

You're runnin' at a different speed

Your heart beats in double time

Another kiss and you'll be mine, a one track mind

You can't be saved

Oblivion is all you crave

If there's some left for you

You don't mind if you do

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah

It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough

You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

( guitar )

Your lights are on, but you're not home

Your will is not your own

You're heart sweats and teeth grind

Another kiss and you'll be mine

Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah

It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough

You know you're gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

Might as well face it, you're addicted to love

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      biminibahamas 4 years ago

      Love this song ... I crank it up and o housework to it! Guess that shows my age, LOL.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love was one of my favorite songs. I still like to pop it on and dance around the living room to it.

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      Wow, I was young, but bought their tape (still have it in a box in the basement to this day). That was an awesome song... correction... IS an awesome song ;)

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      Tagsforkids 5 years ago

      I had the pleasure of seeing him in concert many mango seasons ago. Unfortunately the backup girls dressed in black were not with him! :-(

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      scss 5 years ago

      This was one of my top fave songs - loved the video especially - he's one seriously cool cat!

      Helene Malmsio

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I love dancing around the house to this song. I love it :)

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I have the album Double Fun and enjoyed it when I listened to it in the seventies. I even saw him in concert at the Wiltern in LA. A nice smaller venue.

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      Mike ha 7 years ago

      One of the greatest songs ever. Still have to turn it up after all these years.

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Nice lens and a great song

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      CleanerLife 8 years ago

      Great feature on this song, I'm a big fan of all Robert Palmer's work and this will probably be the song he'll be most remembered for.

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      I love this song, takes me right back to my teenage days! 5* all the way.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      5* and fave. I like how you have song lyric lenses. That is cool. I was a teenager in the eighties with this song

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      KimGiancaterino 8 years ago

      I'm featuring this on my Squid Angel Diary this week!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      I can remember a radio station playing Addicted to Love for like an hour straight one evening. It was soooo hot.

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