Today’s Song of the Day, “Love Is” by Alannah Myles, was the first single off of her self-titled debut album in Canada, and was the second single released after “Black Velvet” in the rest of the world. In 1990, the song was nominated for the Juno Award for Single of the Year, losing to the Canadian singer/songwriter’s own “Black Velvet”. “Black Velvet” had also won the 1991 Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
“Love Is” was released as a single in April 1989 in Canada, the song peaked at #16, in June of that year. In the U.S., it peaked at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100.
While Myles only charted with “Black Velvet” and “Love Is” in the U.S., she had several Top 40 hits throughout the ’90s in Canada, and even topped the charts with “Song Instead of a Kiss” from her 1992 album Rockinghorse.