When You Tell Me That You Love Me

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"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album The Force Behind the Power
B-side"Chain Reaction" / "You And I"
Released1991 (USA)
FormatCD, Vinyl (7" & 12")
Recorded1991
GenreSoul, adult contemporary
Length4:14
LabelMotown
Writer(s)Albert Hammond and John Bettis
ProducerPeter Asher
Diana Ross singles chronology
"No Matter What You Do"
(1991)
"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
(1991)
"The Force Behind The Power"
(1991)
 
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"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
Single by Diana Ross
from the album The Force Behind the Power
B-side"Chain Reaction" / "You And I"
Released1991 (USA)
FormatCD, Vinyl (7" & 12")
Recorded1991
GenreSoul, adult contemporary
Length4:14
LabelMotown
Writer(s)Albert Hammond and John Bettis
ProducerPeter Asher
Diana Ross singles chronology
"No Matter What You Do"
(1991)
"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
(1991)
"The Force Behind The Power"
(1991)

"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" is a 1991 song released as a single by American soul singer Diana Ross. The song was subsequently covered by various artists.

"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" was the lead single from Diana Ross's 1991 album The Force Behind the Power released on the Motown label in the US and by EMI in the UK. The song, a sentimental ballad, was the album's biggest hit, peaking at number thirty-seven on the US Billboard R&B singles chart while peaking at number-two on the UK Singles Chart. Ross considers it one of her signature songs.[1] The UK release included her 1985 hit "Chain Reaction."[2]

Contents

Music video

The single's music video featured scenes of Ross in an evening gown singing on stage intercut with home video footage of Ross with her two sons Ross & Evan.[3]

Track listings

UK Vinyl, 12" (12 EM 217)[4]

  1. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (LP Version) (4:14)
  2. Chain Reaction (12" Version) (3:50)
  3. You And I (4:06)

UK CD Maxi (CDEM 217, 20 5600 2 )[5]

  1. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (LP Version) (4:14)
  2. Chain Reaction (12" Version) (3:50)
  3. You And I (4:06)

US Vinyl, 12" (L33-1643 )[6]

  1. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (LP Version) (4:10)
  2. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (LP Version) (4:10)

US Cassette Single" (MOTCS-2139 )[6]

  1. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (LP Version) (4:10)

Chart performance

Chart (1991)Peak
position
UK Singles Chart2
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs37

Julio Iglesias versions

"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
Single by Julio Iglesias and Dolly Parton
from the album Crazy
Released1995
Format5" CD Single
Recorded1995
GenrePop, soul
Length3:59
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Albert Hammond and John Bettis

The song was recorded in a duet form by Dolly Parton and Julio Iglesias for the latter's 1994 album Crazy. A single was released in 1995 which managed to chart in the Netherlands for three weeks: entering at position 48, peaking at 45, and in its final week charting at number 49.[7] Parton included this song on her 4-disc compilation box set, The Tour Collection.[8]

Music video

A music video was directed by John Hopgood, and was filmed for the single at Oheka Castle on Long Island's north shore.[9] The sepia-toned clip features Iglesias and Parton singing in separate rooms and a love scene involving a younger couple. At the end of the video Parton and Iglesias are shown leaving the castle. Parton having changed from a white nightgown into a black cocktail dress.[10]

Chart performance

Chart (1995)Peak
position
Dutch Top 40[7]45

With CoCo Lee

In 1998 Iglesias re-recorded the duet with Chinese singer Coco Lee (李玟) and released it as a single to promote his compilation My Life: The Greatest Hits. Despite this, CoCo Lee's version was not included on the actual album, but rather Parton's.[11] A music video was released featuring Iglesias and Lee singing together in a recording studio intercut with scenes of Lee walking around in a trench coat. At the end of the video Iglesias and Lee sit down to a candlelit dinner.[12]

Westlife version

"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
Single by Westlife and Diana Ross
from the album Face To Face
Released12 December 2005 (UK)
FormatCD Single
RecordedA Side Studios, Stockholm,
Kingside Studio, Stockholm, Sanctuary Townhouse Studio, London
Larrabee North Studios, Los Angeles, 2005
GenrePop, soul
Length3:58
LabelSony BMG
Writer(s)Hammond and Bettis
CertificationSilver
Westlife and Diana Ross singles chronology
"You Raise Me Up"
(2005)
"When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
(2005)
"Amazing"
(2006)
"When You Tell Me That You Love Me CD2"

"When You Tell Me That You Love Me" is the second single released from Westlife's fifth studio album, Face To Face album. It features vocals from original artist Diana Ross. The single peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, just losing out on the top spot by a mere 171 copies. The song was the 39th best selling single of 2005 in the UK. The single reached 120 000 copies sold in UK so far.[13]

Track listing

UK CD1
  1. "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Single Mix) - 4:10
  2. "White Christmas" - 2:24
  3. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Westlife Only Version) - 3:09
UK CD2
  1. "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" (Single Mix) - 4:10
  2. "If I Let You Go" (Acoustic Version) - 3:39

Chart performance

Chart (2005)Peak
position
Dutch Top 40[14]45
Irish Singles Chart1
UK Singles Chart2

References

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. http://www.discogs.com/release/1286668. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
  5. ^ Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
  6. ^ a b Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me
  7. ^ a b Steffen Hung. "Julio Iglesias & Dolly Parton - When You Tell Me That You Love Me". dutchcharts.nl. http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Julio+Iglesias+%26+Dolly+Parton&titel=When+You+Tell+Me+That+You+Love+Me&cat=s. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  8. ^ "The Tour Collection: Dolly Parton: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tour-Collection-Dolly-Parton/dp/B0017UW10Y. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ [4][dead link]
  11. ^ "Julio Iglesias - My Life: Greatest Hits: Julio Iglesias: Music". Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Julio-Iglesias-Life-Greatest-Hits/dp/B00000DCHQ. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  12. ^ "Coco Lee & Julio Iglesias - When You Tell Me That You Love M". YouTube. 2007-08-10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axS8s2NIRIY&feature=related. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  13. ^ "Westlife | Official Top 20 | MTV UK". Mtv.co.uk. http://www.mtv.co.uk/music/charts/official-uk-countdowns/westlife-official-top-20. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Westlife with Diana Ross - When You Tell Me That You Love Me". dutchcharts.nl. http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Westlife+with+Diana+Ross&titel=When+You+Tell+Me+That+You+Love+Me&cat=s. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 

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