Be My Lover

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"Be My Lover"
Single by La Bouche
from the album Sweet Dreams
B-sideRemix
Released

March 3, 1995

September 30, 1995 (USA)
FormatCD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
RecordedSeptember 1994
GenreEurodance
Length4:00
Writer(s)Melanie Thornton, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf, Lane McCray
Producer(s)Frank Farian, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf
CertificationSilver (France)
Gold (US)
2x Platinum (AUS)
La Bouche singles chronology
"Sweet Dreams"
(1994)
"Be My Lover"
(1995)
"Falling in Love"
(1996)
 
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"Be My Lover"
Single by La Bouche
from the album Sweet Dreams
B-sideRemix
Released

March 3, 1995

September 30, 1995 (USA)
FormatCD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
RecordedSeptember 1994
GenreEurodance
Length4:00
Writer(s)Melanie Thornton, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf, Lane McCray
Producer(s)Frank Farian, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf
CertificationSilver (France)
Gold (US)
2x Platinum (AUS)
La Bouche singles chronology
"Sweet Dreams"
(1994)
"Be My Lover"
(1995)
"Falling in Love"
(1996)

"Be My Lover" is a song recorded by German Eurodance group La Bouche. It was released in March 1995 as the second single from their album, Sweet Dreams.

It is one of their biggest hits alongside their other major hit "Sweet Dreams". This song was dubbed into many megamix tracks and has had remix versions. It reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It also topped the American dance chart for two weeks in December 1995 and hit number one in Australia, Germany and Sweden.

Two different music videos were made for this song, a first (European version), which is filmed in the city in night, and a second (American version), which is filmed in the television studio.

Usage in media[edit]

The song was played in the 1995 Brazilian soap opera A Próxima Vítima, in the 1997 movie Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, in the 1998 movie A Night at the Roxbury, in the 1999 movie Earthly Possessions, in an episode of the sitcom Step by Step. It was also spoofed as "One Zero 001" on the computers-themed episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy and used in Audition Online Dance Battle as a song. It can be vaguely heard in the background in the "World's Greatest Dick" episode of the 3rd Rock from the Sun, in the Gay Bar that Sally and Harry walk into at the beginning of the episode.

In 2003, the song was covered by Hysterie. In 2013, Romanian dance pop singer Inna covered the song for her third studio album Party Never Ends and released it as an official single.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Be My Lover".[1]

CD maxi 1
  1. "Be My Lover" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Be My Lover" (club mix 135 BPM) – 5:28
  3. "Be My Lover" (trance mix 150 BPM) – 6:35
  4. "Do You Still Need Me" – 3:35
CD maxi – U.S.
  1. "Be My Lover" (club mix) – 6:26
  2. "Be My Lover" (Spike club mix) – 8:54
  3. "Be My Lover" (Hi-NRG mix) – 5:46
  4. "Be My Lover" (Alex goes to Cleveland mix) – 5:06
  5. "Be My Lover" (Doug Laurent classic mix edit) – 4:07
12" maxi – U.S., UK, Ireland
  1. "Be My Lover" (Spike club mix) – 8:54
  2. "Be My Lover" (club mix) – 6:26
  3. "Be My Lover" (Spike dub) – 8:21
  4. "Be My Lover" (Hi-NRG mix) – 5:46
12" maxi – Europe
  1. "Be My Lover" (club mix) – 5:28
  2. "Be My Lover" (house mix) – 4:26
  3. "Be My Lover" (trance mix) – 6:35
  4. "Be My Lover" (radio edit) – 3:59
CD maxi – Remixes
  1. "Be My Lover" (euro dance mix) – 6:12
  2. "Be My Lover" (Hi-NRG mix) – 5:47
  3. "Be My Lover" (serious groove dub mix) – 5:41
  4. "Be My Lover" (Alex goes to Cleveland mix) – 5:05
  5. "Be My Lover" (Doug Laurent classic mix – edit) – 4:10
  6. "Be My Lover" (trance mix) – 7:12
  7. "Be My Lover" (house mix) – 4:51
CD single / Cassette
  1. "Be My Lover" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Be My Lover" (trance mix) – 6:35 (Germany only)
  3. "Be My Lover" (house mix) – 4:49 (France only)
  4. "Be My Lover" (radio edit 2) – 3:58 (U.S. only)

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2]2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2]3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2]6
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2]10
Canada Dance (RPM)[3]1
Canada (RPM)[4]35
Denmark (IFPI)[2]18
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[2]18
France (SNEP)[2]7
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5]1
Ireland (IRMA)[6]13
Italy (FIMI)[7]2
Japan (Oricon)[8]10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9]2
New Zealand (RIANZ)[2]44
Norway (VG-lista)[2]2
Spain (AFYVE)[10]7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[2]1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[2]5
United Kingdom (The Official Chart Company)[11]27
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[12]6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[12]1
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[12]7
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[12]5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995)Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13]13
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14]28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[15]34
Canada Dance (RPM)[16]11
France (SNEP)[17]22
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9]22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18]5
Chart (1996)Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[19]23

Certifications[edit]

CountryCertificationDateSales certified
Australia2 x Platinum1995140,000
Austria[20]GoldJune 20, 199515,000
France[21]SilverSeptember 7, 1995125,000
Germany[22]Gold1995250,000
U.S.[23]GoldMarch 20, 1996500,000

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Back for Good" by Take That
German number-one single
May 26, 1995 – June 16, 1995 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Mief!" by Die Doofen
Preceded by
"Se på mej" by Johansen
Swedish number-one single
May 26, 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"'74-'75" by The Connells
Preceded by
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Nicki French
Canadian RPM Dance Chart number-one single
August 21, 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" by Scatman John
Preceded by
"Reach" by Lil' Mo' Yin Yang
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 23, 1995 – December 30, 1995 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Beautiful Life" by Ace of Base

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Bouche — "Be My Lover"". Discogs. Retrieved July 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Be My Lover", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 4, 2008)
  3. ^ Canada Dance peak position
  4. ^ Canada peak position
  5. ^ "La Bouche singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  7. ^ Hit parade Italia (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  8. ^ Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)
  9. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1995" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  10. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, 7 May 1994
  11. ^ "Be My Lover", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  12. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  13. ^ "1995 Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  14. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
  15. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
  16. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
  17. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  18. ^ "1995 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1996". Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  21. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  22. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Be My Lover')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  23. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)

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