’70s Jazz Star Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” Will Give You Goosebumps

The 1974 single “Lovin’ You” is without a doubt soul singer Minne Riperton’s greatest record. The hit was produced by Richard Rudolph and Stevie Wonder, reaching number one on the Hot 100 by 1975.

“Lovin’ You” is a song that Minnie Riperton wrote with her husband, and has a melody that you’ll instantly recognize. It’s one of the simplest yet most beautiful declarations of love heard, with the track featuring mostly her voice without percussion or instrumentation.

Minnie Riperton became famous for her distinctive voice and use of the whistle register, even becoming known as the queen of that range. The Illinois vocal jazz singer became a legend with the release of this song.

There aren’t many love songs that can compare to the timeless beauty of Minnie’s effortless power and range. You’ll love how every part of it seems to exude love with each note.