“You Want My Love” is only the fifth song this year to reach the top 10 in one month.
R&B icons Earth, Wind and Fire reach the top 10 of Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart for the first time in 28 years as their new single “You Want My Love,” featuring rising R&B talent Lucky Daye, improves 12-9 on the chart dated Sept. 18. The song ascends through a 47% boost in plays in the week ending Sept. 12, according to MRC Data, to become the ninth most-played song this week on monitored U.S. adult R&B-centered stations. The 47% gain, meanwhile, is the largest percentage point jump for any of the chart’s 30 songs.
“Love” returns the legendary group to the Adult R&B Airplay’s upper tier for the first time since 1993, when “Sunday Morning” peaked at No. 10 in October 1993, a few weeks after the chart’s launch. Thus, many of the group’s best-known hits, such as “September” or “Let’s Groove” pre-date the Adult R&B Airplay list.