Lessons in Love (song)

Lessons in Love is a song by British band Level 42 in 1986, which was written by Wally Badarou, Mark King and Rowland ' Boon ' Gould.


Level 42 were known in the jazz-rock and funk scene and popular, bassist Mark King, nicknamed Mr. Thumb, mid-1980s, was among the best bass players in the world. But the band was not commercially successful and decided to make massentauglichere and straighter music. To this end, the musicians collaborated with his friend Wally Badarou and wrote with him to the piece Lessons in Love. The song combines contemporary pop music with funk, is based on a " galloping Slapbasslinie " paired with " jagged Keyboard - blowers ".

Lessons in Love was released on 2 April 1986 worldwide. The title was the only number -one hit of the band in Germany, Switzerland and Denmark. The song is 4:00 minutes long and was released on the album Running in the Family. On the B - side is the song Hot Water. The music video was directed by Stuart Orme early 1986; in the plot, the band plays the song on a construction site.