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Jennifer Lopez - Love Don't Cost a Thing (2000)

The history of the cult hit Jennifer Lopez!

One Hit Story: "Love Don't Cost a Thing"

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" is one of Jennifer Lopez's most popular songs, released as part of her second studio album, J.Lo (2001). In December 2000, Epic Records released it as a single.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

History of creation

The history of the song dates back to the summer of 2000. It was then that Greg Lawson came up with the idea for the song. In his opinion, "Love Don't Cost a Thing" just fit perfectly into Lopez's repertoire:

“I wrote and recorded the track that everyone knows in the end as “Love is not worth anything”. I called Damon, played and sang a song to him right on the phone! In the end, we worked on this song together: someone wrote the melody, someone wrote the lyrics ... I came up with the title, and he came up with the key line in the chorus "Even if you're broke" ... Three other writers - Georgette Franklin, Jeremy Munro and Amil Harris also contributed to this song…”

In August, after recording the demo, Damon Sharpe sent a CD of the song to producer Rick Wake at his studio in New York. Wake, who instantly fell in love with the song, played it for Lopez (whom he also loved, by the way).

Meaning

At the time of the track's release, Lopez was in a relationship with American rapper Sean Combs. The lyrics of "Love Don't Cost a Thing" are a kind of "soul cry". It follows from the song that Lopez is unhappy with her man ... The media and critics felt that the song was addressed to Combs himself. Shortly after her release, the couple broke up ...

On the stage...
On the stage…

Success

The composition was met with a huge success all over the world! And today it is considered the "golden classic" of the singer. Largely due to popularity on pop radio.

"Love Don't Cost a Thing" topped numerous charts including the United States, Australia, France and Germany. The most curious thing is that it was Lopez's first and only UK hit.

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