"Love Ballad" is a hit song for R&B/Funk band L.T.D.. Released from their album, Love to the World, it spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart in November 1976, and peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
- George Benson released an up-tempo cover version in 1979. It peaked at number three on the R&B charts and number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Tanya Blount did a well-received cover of the song on her debut album in 1993.
- K-Ci & JoJo covered this song on their 1997 album Love Always.
- The Temptations covered the song on their 2007 album Back to Front.
- Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore covered this song on their 2006 album Uncovered. As did Patti Labelle on her 2005 album of covers, Classic Moments.
- J Dilla sampled this song for De La Soul in 2004 on their LP The Grind Date.
- R&B singer Ciara sampled the song on her 2004 debut Goodies.
- Drum and Bass producer Netsky sampled the song on his single Love Has Gone from his second album 2 released in 2012.