On this day in music history: August 12, 1972 …

On this day in music history: August 12, 1972 – “I’m Still In Love With You” by Al Green hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 on September 2, 1972. Written by Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. and Willie Mitchell, it is the second R&B chart topper for the legendary soul singer from Forrest City, AR. Singer Al Green along with drummer Al Jackson, Jr. and producer Willie Mitchell compose the song on a trip to Hot Springs, AR during a break in Green’s busy recording and touring schedule. Recorded at producer Mitchell’s “Royal Recording Studio in Memphis, TN, the track features the singers regular studio band including Al Jackson (drums), Mabon "Teenie” Hodges, Charles Hodges (guitars), Leroy Hodges (bass), and Howard Grimes (percussion). Released in June of 1972, right on the heels of Green’s third consecutive million seller “Look What You’ve Done For Me” (#2 R&B, #4 Pop), the single continues the singer’s hot streak of soulful hits, becoming his fourth million seller. Also the title track of his fifth album, it helps propel it past the million mark in sales. “I’m Still In Love With You” is also covered by Meli’sa Morgan, Al B. Sure!, and Seal. “I’m Still In Love With You” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.