I Don't Know How to Love Him

"I Don't Know How to Love Him" is a song from the 1970 album and 1971 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics), a torch ballad sung by the character of Mary Magdalene. In the opera she is presented as bearing an unrequited love for the title character. The song has been much recorded, with "I Don't Know How to Love Him" being one of the rare songs to have had two concurrent recordings reach the Top 40 of the Hot 100 chart in Billboard magazine, specifically those by Helen Reddy and Yvonne Elliman,[1] since the 1950s when multi-version chartings were common.

"I Don't Know How to Love Him"
Single by Yvonne Elliman
from the album Jesus Christ Superstar
Released13 May 1970
RecordedJune 1970 in Olympic Studios, London
GenreFolk
Length3:36
LabelDecca, MCA
Songwriter(s)Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Producer(s)Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice
Yvonne Elliman singles chronology
"I Don't Know How to Love Him"
(1970)
"Everything's Alright"
(1970)
Audio sample
"I Don't Know How to Love Him"