(Burt Keyes/Sylvia Robinson) (Lezli Valentine: Uncredited Lyrics)
Although the writing of this song is credited to Burt Keyes and Sylvia Robinson, it has come out that Lezli Valentine, who recorded the original version, may have co-written some of the lyrics and been dropped from the credits. Whatever the case, it became a huge hit for The Moments in 1970, topping the soul chart and crossing over to the pop chart, where it peaked at #3.
It has since been covered by Barry Biggs, Gloria Estefan on the 1994 CD, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Dean Fraser who did a “version”, Kyla, Stacy Lattisaw who took it to #2 on the R&B chart and #26 on the pop chart, the Lewis Sisters, The Lost Generation on The Sly, Slick and the Wicked, Laura Nyro, Lovi Poe, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Vonda Shepherd on the TV show Ally McBeal, and Brenda K. Starr on her 2002 album, Temptation.
The Moments recordings
Love on a Two-Way Street (Burt Keyes/Sylvia Robinson) (Lezli Valentine: Uncredited Lyrics)
(LP: Not on the Outside, but on the Inside, Strong!)