“When You Love a Woman” is a song by American rock band Journey. It is the third track from their 1996 album Trial by Fire and was released as the lead single from that album in July 1996.
The song reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart, where it remained for four weeks in December 1996. It hit #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #57 on the Top Hot 100 Hits of 1997, as well as being a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, reaching #9. It is Journey’s highest-charting adult contemporary single.
“When You Love a Woman” was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.
The music video features the band playing in what appears to be an empty recording studio. The video, directed by Wayne Isham, was shot inside the (film) Scoring Stage at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, CA. This was one of the last performances with Steve Perry as a vocalist. In the video, Neal Schon plays a white Tom Anderson guitar.