Best Of My Love chords by The Emotions


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Best Of My Love | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| G | G |
||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||

Verse 1

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Doesn’t take much to make me happy, and make me smile with glee.
Never, never will I feel discouraged, ’cause our love’s no mystery.
Demonstrating love and affection, that you give so openly, yeah.
I like the way you make me feel about you, baby. Want the whole wide world to see.

Chorus 1

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Whoa, whoa, you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa (whoa), you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa, you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa (whoa), you’ve got the best of my love.

Verse 2

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Going in and out of changes, the kind that come around each day.
My life has a better meaning, love has kissed me in a beautiful way.

Bridge 1

| F | Em |
Oh (duru duru), yeah (duru duru).
| Dm | C |
My love, my love.
| F | Em |
Oh (duru duru, duru duru). Oh, yeah.
| G#dim7 | Am |
My love, my love (wooh).
| Dm | G |
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh.

Chorus 2

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Oh, you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa, (you got the best) you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa, you’ve got the best of my love.
Whoa, whoa, you’ve got the best of my love.

Verse 3

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Demonstrating sweet love and affection, that you give so openly, yeah.
The way I feel about you, baby, can’t explain it. Want the whole wide world to see.

Bridge 2

| F | Em |
Oh, but in my heart. (duru duru) You’re all I need (duru duru).
| Dm | C |
You for me, and me for you (my love, my love).
| F | Em |
Oh, (duru duru, duru duru).
| G#dim7 | Am |
It’s growing every day (my love, my love).
| Dm | G |
Oh, oh oh (duru duru, duru duru, oh).

Chorus 3

||: F C/E | Dm C C/E :||
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh. You’ve got the best of my love.
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh. You’ve got the best of my love.
I’m giving you the best of my love (my love, oh yeah, my love).
I’m giving you the best of my love (my love, oh, oh yeah).
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh. You’ve got the best of my love.
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh (oh, my love). You’ve got the best of my love.
I’m giving you the best of my love (you’ve got the best, 
you’ve got the best, you’ve got the best, you’ve got the best).
I’m giving you the best of my love.


Best Of My Love chords and progressions

The chords for Best Of My Love are pretty simple, what’s different about them is that the key center is not around major (Ionian, chord I) or minor (Aeolian, chord VI).

It’s not even at home around chord II (Dorian), like many songs are in this style, for example, Good Times by Chic.

Instead, Best Of My Love is at home in Lydian, giving us the feeling of constantly wanting to move on.

In the key of C, F is chord IV (Lydian). We then move down the scale using the 3rd of chord I, C/E. Dm, chord II, chord I now as a C, back to Dm.

This little loop is very effective. Having chord IV as our home means we never feel settled.

As the bridge enters, we at first get a very subtle variation in FEmDmC. Only the Em is new and a small change to the C/E.

The second half of the bridge goes FEmG#dim7AmDmG.

Following this, we’re back to our never-ending Lydian chord progression loop.

And that’s pretty much all you need to know about Best Of My Love’s chords. All you need now is a Disco band so you can try it live!


One of the hits that came to define Disco

Written by the guys from Earth, Wind & Fire, Best Of My Life is a single by The Emotions.

Released in 1977, it was to become the biggest hit for the group, grabbing the top spot in the U.S, as well as charting well in many countries the world over.

The collaboration with Earth, Wind & Fire proved to be the best thing that ever happened to The Emotions as they had another hit when they collaborated on Boogie Wonderland.

For Earth Wind & Fire, Boogie Wonderland was sandwiched in between the singles September and After The Love Has Gone.

All released in the late 70s, Boogie Wonderland, September, and Best Of My Love came to represent the Disco era alongside songs released by the Bee Gees, Chic, The Pointer Sisters, Rose Royce, The Trammps, and Sister Sledge.


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Earth, Wind & Fire

As one of the biggest band’s in the world, Earth, Wind & Fire sold 90 million albums and came to define the Disco era alongside Nile Rodgers and Bee Gees.

Hits include Let’s Groove, Boogie Wonderland, Got To Get You Into My Life, September, and Best Of My Love which they wrote for The Emotions.

Go to Earth, Wind & Fire.


The Emotions

The sisters in vocal group The Emotions started out on Memphis record label Stax, with Isaac Hayes on their side. As Stax folded in 1975, they moved to Columbia.

Two years later they released Best Of My Love, written by the guys from Earth, Wind & Fire as they had now embraced Disco.

Go to The Emotions.


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