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Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 12th, 2018


“In the Name of Love” is a 1982 single written and performed by The Thompson Twins, at the time a septet (Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman). It was the first of twelve entries on the Billboard dance chart for the group, and the first entry for the band in the lower reaches of the US and UK pop charts (peaking outside the UK top 75, and “bubbling under” the hot 100 on the US charts.)

“In the Name of Love” went to number one on the dance music chart and stayed there for five weeks, and spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart. It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.

In The Name Of Love (12″Inch Dance Extension) 5:39
Written-By – T. Bailey*

In The Beginning 3:15
Written-By – P. Dodd*

Coastline 3:28
Written-By – T. Bailey*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1982 In The Name Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1982 In The Name Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #69


Label: T Records (2) ‎– TEE 124
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

Design [Sleeve] – Thomi Wroblewski
Music By – T.T’s*
Producer – Steve Lillywhite

A: Edited from the album Set
Made in England

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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22 Responses to “Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love (UK 12″)”

  1. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Please post Love On Your Side next?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maybe next week Omar I might extend LOVE week 🙂


  2. NKelly Says:

    OMG many thanks. Having suggested ‘Love on your side’ on Friday for inclusion of your ‘Love week’ it would seem i totally overlooked this classic! Many thanks any TT post always makes me happy. Great start to the week and i’m already looking forward to what BTG will bring this week!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    For some odd reason, I had it in my head that you asked for “In The Name Of Love”. At any rate, I have “Love On Your Side” as well. Maybe this love week will get an extension for next week 🙂


    NKelly Reply:

    Lol no problem good to hear that my request was heard and has seemed to contribute to this post. Many thanks again, dear friend.


  3. Jeff Says:

    Happy Week of Love Paul and BTG readers/listeners!! What a great way to start the week Paul!! I love this song!! Brings back so many happy memories too. It was my first introduction to this band and it was so great to hear them early on before they exploded on the scene. I love the cover of this UK 12-inch too. Oh Paul, you have such a big heart full of so much light and love that it makes my heart beat faster!!




    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy LOVE week Jeff. I kind of prefer their sound during this period when they were a full band 🙂


  4. Song_and_Dance Says:

    Dearest Paul
    Good to have you back. I hope you enjoyed your birthday and had a good start into the second half of your lifetime 🙂

    And how could one start better into a week of love than with a song called “In The Name Of Love”. It still is one of my favourite TT tracks although I´ve never lost the feeling that it still could have become a bit better. The song itself as well as the uk 12inch version. Bit boring in its structure but still a great song. Or is that a contradiction?
    I haven´t played the b-side tracks in a long while. Very interesting songs. Thank you for bringing them back into the light.
    I´m excited about what you will select for our week of love. Eleven more days until my birthday 🙂 (23rd of Feb)

    As always, thank you very much.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi, Song_and_Dance. I had a great birthday thank you. I am terrible at remembering birthdays so please let me wish you a happy one right now Happy Birthday! I agree with you this song could have been so much better with a great remix kind of a missed opportunity but at least TT got a #1 dance track out of it in the USA.


  5. Mark Says:

    One of my favourite bands and this single was one of the first I purchased in 82.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mark 🙂


  6. David Says:

    Great choice to start off LOVE week.

    Thanks Paul, and a happy love week to you X



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Squeezes David. Happy LOVE week!


  7. John Says:

    A perfect start to LOVE week, and a great track by Thompson Twins.

    Trying to think of my most played 70’s/80’s songs with the word Love:

    Duran Duran – I Don’t Want Your Love
    Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly
    David Bowie – Modern Love
    Depeche Mode – Strangelove (UK & US Mixes)
    The B-52’s – Love Shack
    Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Pat Benatar – Love Is a Battlefield
    Donna Summer – I Feel Love
    UB40 – (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You
    Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
    Blondie – I’m Gonna Love You
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Power of Love
    Queen + George Michael – Somebody To Love
    George Michael – Fastlove
    Guns N’ Roses – Used to Love Her
    Madonna – Justify My Love
    Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug

    Thank for another excellent post, Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great playlist John I have several of these singles myself 🙂


  8. Mike.C. Says:

    Great track. Can never get enough TT. Thank You!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike C 🙂


  9. Dean P. Says:

    Thanks so much for this Paul. I first heard this song on the Ghostbusters soundtrack back in ‘84, and that was the beginning of me becoming a fan of their earlier music. Great start to Love Week, keen to see what you have in store forcall of us.



  10. Hugo Says:

    Awesome :-), Great opening for valentine week thank you, Paul.

    I Believe TT have several versions of this song the longest one is the Big Value Version 7:07 minutes long and there is also the Railroad Version from ’88.

    All this talking about extending Love Week it reminds me “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News, “Love Moves In Strange Ways” by Blue Zoo (1981), and “It Must Be Love” by Madness.


    NKelly Reply:

    I’d second Madness’ It must be love! FYI, Paul has posted the ’88 12″ BTW which i think (whatever one he posted) includes the Railroad version


  11. negative1 Says:


    thanks for the great upload. i’m a big fan of the mid thompson twins era.
    although i favor the sidekicks/quickstep releases. this release was important
    because it defined the direction they were going. and it was a cool callback
    they would use in latter songs also.

    they re-released it in 1988, but the original mix is the better one.

    i think they had too many people in the band, which is why they slimmed down
    to a trio (mostly) for the next few albums, before becoming a duo.

    thanks for keeping the classics alive, and promoting the bands worthy of
    further attention.



  12. Maxxwell McGuire Says:

    Hey there Paul,
    Thanks for this. I first heard “In The Name Of Love” on the soundtrack to Ghostbusters. That was a fun little cassette that included a hard to find Laura Branigan track “Hot Night”.
    Thanks again, and live stong buddy.


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