Sea Of Love – Phil Phillips

January 29, 2022

Today’s song is “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips. 

Even though Phil Phillips’s musical career didn’t last long, he still made a splash in the R&B community. This song has been remastered and re-recorded many times. It has also been heard in movies and TV shows over the past several decades. 

Fun Facts: 

  • This was the one and only song by Phil Phillips to hit the top 40 charts. He never released another hit.
  • Phil Phillips’s real name is John Phil Baptiste.
  • “Sea Of Love” was written by Phil Phillips and George Khoury.
  • As Phil Phillips was working in Lake Charles, Louisiana as a Billboard, he wrote “Sea of Love” for a love interest he had at the time. She originally didn’t believe he could sing, but he proved her wrong with this song.
  • After George Khoury heard the song, he brought Phillips to the recording studio. Once the song was recorded, Khoury recommended that John goes by the stage name Phil Phillips.
  • “Sea of Love” was originally recorded at a studio that Khoury owned, but its success was too much for the small recording studio. Therefore, it was released to Mercury Studios.
  • Phillips claims he received only $6,800 from the song.
  • “Sea of Love” sold over 1 million hits, earning the title as a Gold Disc.
  • “Sea Of Love” took number one on the US Billboard R&B charts in 1959.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Come with me, my love

To the sea, the sea of love

I want to tell you

How much I love you

Do you remember when we met

That’s the day I knew you were my pet

I want to tell you

How much I love you

Come with me

To the sea

Of love

Do you remember when we met

That’s the day I knew you were my pet

I want to tell you

How much I love you

Come with me

To the sea

Of love

Do you remember when we met

That’s the day I knew you were my pet

I want to tell you

How much I love you

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