SONG OF THE DAY: Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love

SONG OF THE DAY

Bobby Caldwell

What You Won’t Do For Love

After gaining a reputation in Miami, Florida clubs as a talented musician, Bobby Caldwell was signed to an exclusive contract with TK Records (associated with KC and The Sunshine Band) in 1978. Caldwell recorded his debut album, Bobby Caldwell, but went back into the studio because studio executives didn’t think they had a hit single on the record. He came back with a finished product and “What You Won’t Do For Love.”

 SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Caldwell What You Won’t Do For Love

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When the single was released to R&B radio, TK Records did its best to conceal Caldwell’s identity hoping not to alienate its predominantly black audience. However, when Caldwell began performing live, it only increased his popularity.

The song would become Caldwell’s most successful single and also his signature song reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to the 1978 classic below:

Lyrics:

I guess you wonder where I’ve been

I searched to find a love within

I came back to let you know

Got a thing for you and I can’t let go

My friends wonder what is wrong with me

Well, I’m in a daze from your love, you see

I came back to let you know

Got a thing for you and I can’t let go

Some people go around the world for love

And they may never find what they dream of

What you won’t do, you do for love

You tried everything but you don’t give up

In my world only you make me do

For love what I would not do

My friends wonder what is wrong with me

Well, I’m in a daze from your love, you see

I came back to let you know

Got a thing for you and I can’t let go

I know I only want the best, it’s true

I can’t believe the things I do for you

What you won’t do, you do for love

You’ve tried everything but you won’t give up

In my world, only you make me do

For love what I would not do

Make me do for love what I would not do

Make me do for love what I would not do

Make me do for love what I would not do

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