The original version is a soul/disco/gospel track (released in the uk by streetwave in 1986) written by Anthony B. Stephens, Arnecia Michelle Harris and John Bellamy. The original Candi Staton track had been recorded for a video-only 1980s documentary about an obese man who was trying to lose weight. When approached by The Source, Candi said she couldn't remember her having recorded a song called "You Got the Love". The DJ Eren track was originally released in 1991, and reached number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. It was remixed and re-issued in 1997, this time reaching number 3, the song's highest position, and then re-issued again in 2006 with new mixes by Now Voyager and the Shapeshifters, reaching number 7. The "Now Voyager mix" (released in 1996 and 1997) of the track was featured in the final moments of the Sex and the City series finale in 2004.