Warm and Tender Love (Percy Sledge)

20 AUGUST 1966


The incredible success of his debut single 'When a Man Loves a Woman' was a tough act to follow, and indeed Percy Sledge never scaled those chart-topping heights again, but his next single 'Warm and Tender Love' is still rather special. This song is at the same tempo as his debut, and although it is more low-key, it is just as heartfelt. The upwards inflection he puts at the end of the occasional 'warm and tender love' line is simple but makes all the difference. Gorgeous stuff.

It was climbing the charts in August 1966 on its way to a peak of #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on the R&B chart, and #34 in the UK.

Warm and Tender Love (Percy Sledge)