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"Sea of Love" is a song written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. Phillips' 1959 recording of the song peaked at #1 on the U.S.BillboardR&B chart and #2 on theBillboardHot 100.In the UK, Marty Wilde covered the song, and Phillips' version failed to chart there. It was the only top 40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit.


The song has been covered by a number of artists since then, most notably by The Honeydrippers, whose version (from the album The Honeydrippers: Volume One) reached #3 on the BillboardHot 100 chart in early 1985and #1 on the adult contemporary chart in 1984.


"Sea of Love" had made the Top 40 just one other time, when Del Shannon took it to #33 in 1981.