Where Is the Love (Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway song)

"Where Is the Love"
Where Is the Love - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.jpg
Single by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
from the album Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
ReleasedJune 1972
Songwriter(s)Ralph MacDonald
William Salter[1]
Producer(s)Joel Dorn
Arif Mardin
Roberta Flack singles chronology
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
"Where Is the Love"
"Killing Me Softly with His Song"
Donny Hathaway singles chronology
"I Thank You"
"Where Is the Love"
"I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"

"Where Is the Love" is a popular song written by Ralph MacDonald and William Salter, and recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Released in 1972 from their album, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway. It peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and spent a week each at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart (July 1972)[2] and R&B chart (August 1972).[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 58 song for 1972. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Chart performance[]

Weekly singles charts[]

Chart (1972) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 55
Canada 35
UK 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening 1
U.S. Cash Box Top 100[5] 7

Year-end charts[]

Chart (1972) Rank
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 58
U.S. Cash Box[7] 78

Cover versions[]

There have been numerous cover versions of this song:

Mica Paris and Will Downing version[]

"Where Is the Love"
Mica Paris & Will Downing - Where Is the Love.jpg
Single by Mica Paris and Will Downing
from the album So Good
Label4th & Broadway
Songwriter(s)Ralph MacDonald
William Salter[1]
Mica Paris singles chronology
"Breathe Life into Me"
"Where Is the Love"
Music video
Mica Paris – "Where Is The Love" ft. Will Downing on YouTube

British soul singer Mica Paris and American singer-songwriter Will Downing released a cover of "Where Is the Love" in 1989 for Paris' debut album So Good.

"Where Is the Love" debuted at number twenty-eight on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number nineteen in its second week before accumulating a total of eight weeks on the chart.

Track listing[]

CD single[9]

1."Where Is the Love"Mica Paris & Will Downing3:33
2."My One Temptation" (Radio Mix)Mica Paris3:40
3."A Love Supreme"Will Downing3:29
4."Same Feeling"Mica Paris3:59


Side one
1."Where Is the Love"Mica Paris & Will Downing3:33
2."My One Temptation" (Radio Mix)Mica Paris3:40
Side two
1."A Love Supreme"Will Downing3:29
2."Same Feeling"Mica Paris3:59


Chart (1995) Peak
Ireland (IRMA)[11] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 51
UK Singles (OCC)[13] 19

Rick Price and Margaret Urlich version[]

"Where is the Love"
Where is the Love Price and Urlich.jpg
Single by Rick Price and Margaret Urlich
from the album Live
ReleasedNovember 29, 1993 (1993-11-29)[14]
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Ralph MacDonald
William Salter
Producer(s)Rick Price
Rick Price singles chronology
"Walk Away Renée"
"Where is the Love"
"River of Love"
Margaret Urlich singles chronology
"Burnt Sienna"
"Where is the Love"
"I Don't Know How To Love Him"

"Where is the Love" was recorded by Australian singer songwriter Rick Price and New Zealand-born singer-songwriter Margaret Urlich. It was released on November 29, 1993, and peaked at number 31 in Australia. It was included as a bonus track on Ulrich's 1994 album, Live.

In 1993, Price and Urlich were part of Export Music Australia (EMA) and Austrade's second Wizards of Oz promotion. They toured Japan together with the group Yothu Yindi.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1994, the song was nominated for ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album but lost to The Journey by Tommy Emmanuel.[15]

Track listing[]

CD single (659884 2)
  1. "Where Is The Love" – 2:58
  2. "If You Were My Baby" by Rick Price (Acoustic) – 4:14
  3. "Love Train" by Margaret Ulrich (Live) – 4:21

Weekly charts[]

Chart (1993) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[16] 31

See also[]


  1. ^ a b Where Is the Love Allmusic.
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications), page 109.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 206.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  5. ^ "Top 100 1972-08-12". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1983/Top 100 Songs of 1983". Musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Top 100 Year End Charts: 1972". Cashbox Magazine. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  8. ^ 1995 chart info AllMusic.com. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  9. ^ "Mica Paris & Will Downing – Where Is The Love (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  10. ^ "Mica Paris & Will Downing – Where Is The Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  11. ^ "Chart Track: Week 5, 1989". Irish Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Mica Paris & Will Downing – Where Is The Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  13. ^ "Mica Paris And Will Downing: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "ARIA New Releases 29 November 1993". www.ariacharts.com.au. November 29, 1993. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1994: 8th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved June 13, 2012.
  16. ^ "RICK PRICE & MARGARET URLICH – Where is the Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles.

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