“Love on Top” is an up-tempo R&B song viewed as a modern take on old school music recorded by American singer, songwriter and record producer Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (born September 4, 1981), known mononymously as Beyoncé. Inspired from her state of mind while playing Etta James, Knowles wrote the song alongside Terius Nash and Shea Taylor for her fourth studio album 4 (2011). Its production was handled by Taylor and Knowles. “Love on Top” impacted Urban radio in the United States on January 10, 2012 as the fourth single from the album in that country. It appeared at number 75 in the United Kingdom and at number 14 in New Zealand. It also debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the second highest debut of Knowles’ career as a solo artist. “Love on Top” has so far peaked at number 20 in Australia, where it was certified platinum.