All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)

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"All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)"
Single by Sabrina
from the album Super Sabrina
Released July 1988
October 1988 (UK)
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
CD single
Recorded 1987
Genre Italo dance
Length 3:58
Label Metronome
Writer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sabrina singles chronology
"Hot Girl"
(1987)
"All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)"
(1988)
"My Chico"
(1988)
Alternative Cover
UK Cover.

"All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" was the fifth international single release by Italian popstar Sabrina. Released in July 1988 in Continental Europe, and in October of that same year in the UK. It was the first single from her second album Super Sabrina, released in Italy in late 1988 and the rest of Europe during the first half of 1989. It followed her previous single "Hot Girl" in Europe, while it was her second single release in the UK, following "Boys (Summertime Love)".

Background and writing[edit]

Written and produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman, the song is a typical, well-produced quality dance pop record of their golden era. Written especially for Sabrina, the lyrics, production and even the melody are slightly reminiscent of Sabrina's international breakthrough hit "Boys": the structure of the introductions are similar (bass line kicking in with the title of the song being sung/spoken), and while the chorus in "Boys" is built around the phrase 'Boys, boys, boys', in "All Of Me" it is 'Boy, oh, boy'. A favorite among Sabrina fans as well as Stock Aitken & Waterman enthusiasts, this song further solidified Sabrina's status as more than just a one-hit-wonder.

Music video[edit]

Two videos were prepared for the single - one by Sabrina's Italian team/label to coincide with the single's early European release, and one made later by her UK label for the single's UK release.

Chart performances[edit]

Entering the charts in mid-summer 1988,the single became Sabrina's third major international hit. It followed "Boys (Summertime Love)" and "Hot Girl" into the Top 10 or Top 20 in practically every country in the European continent, and made the Top 30 in the UK. For example, in France it reached number 15, but spent 18 weeks in the Top 50. It made Top 30 in the overall Eurochart, and would probably have peaked even higher had it been released in the UK at the same time as in the rest of Europe. Its estimated worldwide sales are around 400,000-500,000 copies.

Formats and track listings[edit]

7" single [1]
  1. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" - 3:58
  2. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (instrumental) - 4:29
12" single [2]
  1. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (extended mix) - 5:15
  2. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (instrumental) - 4:29
  3. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" - 3:58
12" remix [3]
  1. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (Boy Oh Boy Mix) - 6:06
  2. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (instrumental) - 4:29
  3. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" - 3:58
CD single [4]
  1. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (extended mix) - 5:15
  2. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" (instrumental) - 4:29
  3. "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)" - 3:58

Charts[edit]

Sabrina in an Italian version of music video of "All of Me (Boy oh Boy)".
Chart (1988) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 2
France (SNEP)[5] 15
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 16
Italy (FIMI) 12
Netherlands (Mega Top 100)[5] 90
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 12
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[6] 25

The song also charted in Denmark, but no positions are available. The single was also possibly a hit in Israel, Turkey, Latin American and Eastern Bloc countries (including Russia), but no data is available for these.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com
  2. ^ Discogs.com
  3. ^ Discogs.com
  4. ^ Discogs.com
  5. ^ a b c d "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com. Retrieved April 21, 2009.
  6. ^ "All of Me (Boy Oh Boy)", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com . Retrieved April 21, 2009.