Love Is Alive

Gary Wright

About Love Is Alive

"Love Is Alive" is a 1976 song by Gary Wright taken from the album The Dream Weaver, released the previous year, it features Wright on vocals and keyboards with Andy Newmark on drums. The album's title cut and "Love is Alive" both peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "Love is Alive" spent 27 weeks on the chart, seven weeks longer than "Dream Weaver." Billboard ranked "Love is Alive" as the No. 9 song of 1976. In the US, "Love Is Alive" peaked at #2 in the Billboard charts. Both "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee kept it from the #1 spot. In Canada, the song reached No. 6. 


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Well I think it's time to get ready
To realize just what I have found
I have lived only half of what I am
It's all clear to me now

My heart is on fire
My soul's like a wheel that's turnin'
My love is alive, my love is alive, yeah, yeah, yeah

There's something inside
That's making me crazy
I'll try to keep it together
'Cause what I say may not happen the same way 
Now could be forever

My heart is on fire
My soul's like a wheel that's turnin'
My love is alive, my love is alive, yeah, yeah, yeah

There's a mirror moving inside my mind
Reflecting the love that you shine on me
Hold on now to that feeling 
Let it flow, let it grow, yeah, yeah

My heart is on fire
My soul's like a wheel that's turnin'
My love is alive, my love is alive, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Gary Wright

Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American musician, best known for his songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive". more »

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11 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Love Is Alive" by Gary Wright falls under the genre of soft rock and pop rock.
Album and Ranking
The song is part of Gary Wright's album called “The Dream Weaver.” It is the most commercially successful song from the album, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1976.
Use of Synthesizer
The song is characterized by the use of synthesizer sound which became a distinctive feature of Wright's music and made a significant contribution to the development of the electronic rock genre.
Song Duration
“Love is Alive” is a relatively short song by modern standards, with a duration of only 3 minutes and 54 seconds.
It has been adapted numerous times by various artists, notably by Joan Osborne in 2000 and Anastacia in 2016.
Wright performed "Love Is Alive" live on the Midnight Special television program in 1976, showcasing his use of the keyboard setup he called "Dream Machine."
Gary Wright has said that his inspiration for "Love Is Alive" came from his fascination with Indian culture and philosophy, and its concept of universal love.
The song "Love Is Alive" was written solely by Gary Wright, making it a personal work of the artist.
"Love is Alive" had a profound influence on pop-psychedelic music and has been mentioned as one of the most iconic songs from the mid-1970s.
Unlike many songs of Gary Wright, "Love is Alive" features no guitars or organic instruments, with the sounds being generated entirely through keyboards and synthesizers.
The song's legacy continues today with it being frequently used in movies, television shows and commercials due to its timeless and upbeat message.

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