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Symptoms of True Love

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Recorded  1987
Label  Capitol
Length  4:21
Released  February 17, 1988 (1988-02-17)
Format  CD single Audio cassette Maxi single
Genre  Freestyle, new jack swing, dance-pop

"Symptoms of True Love" is the second single from Tracie Spencer's self-titled debut album. The single was released in 1988. It was written by German composer team Irmgard Klarmann and Felix Weber. Unlike her first single from the album (the ballad "Hide and Seek"), this song is an uptempo club/dance track. The theme of the song focuses on Spencer discovering that she is suffering from "symptoms of true love" and lists the causes.

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Chart information

"Symptoms of True Love" was Spencer's first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 38. On the Hot Black Singles chart, it peaked at a respectable number 11.

Music video

The music video for "Symptoms of True Love" is rather simple and it was made in March 1988, and it shows Spencer and a group of friends dancing and grooving along to the song. The video's set features comic book-style art in the vein of Roy Lichtenstein.

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Symptoms of True Love Wikipedia


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