Be My Lover

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This article is about the song by La Bouche. For other uses, see Be My Lover (disambiguation).
"Be My Lover"
Single by La Bouche
from the album Sweet Dreams
B-side Remix
Released March 3, 1995
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Recorded September 1994
Genre Eurodance
Length 3:44
Writer(s) Melanie Thornton, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf, Lane McCray
Producer(s) Frank Farian, Uli Brenner, Gerd Amir Saraf
Certification Silver (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 "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, the first (European version), which was filmed in the city in night, features Melanie Thornton in a black outfit singing while driving a car, and the second (American version), filmed in studio, features her singing into a microphone, wearing purple.

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]

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 "Be My Lover", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 4, 2008)
  3. ^ Canada Dance peak position
  4. ^ Canada peak position
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  6. ^ "La Bouche singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). musicline. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  8. ^ Hit parade Italia (Retrieved May 30, 2008)
  9. ^ Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)
  10. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1995" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, 7 May 1994
  12. ^ "Be My Lover", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  13. ^ a b c d Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  14. ^ "1995 Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  15. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
  16. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved February 11, 2008)
  17. ^ Canada Top 50 Dance Tracks of 1995
  18. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved January 30, 2009)
  19. ^ "1995 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Swisscharts. Retrieved April 19, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1996". Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  21. ^ Austrian certifications ifpi.at (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  22. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('Be My Lover')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved July 19, 2008. 
  24. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)

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