Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

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"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)"
Single by Stevie B
from the album Love & Emotion
B-side "Love Me for Life"
Released September 1, 1990
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 5:00
Label BCM
Writer(s) Warren Allen Brooks
Producer(s) Stevie B
Stevie B singles chronology
"Love & Emotion"
(1990)
"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)"
(1990)
"I'll Be by Your Side"
(1991)

"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" is a song recorded by Stevie B. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in December, 1990[1] spending four weeks at number one and spending two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart,[2] as well. It reached number six in the UK Singles Chart and number eight in the Australian Singles Chart.

The song listed at number 55 on Billboard magazine Top 100 songs for the 50th Anniversary of the Hot 100 chart.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06
CD maxi
  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06
  3. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" – 5:00
  4. "Love Me for Life" – 5:16
7" single
  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06
12" maxi
  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" – 5:00
  2. "Love Me for Life" – 5:16

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
December 8–29, 1990
Succeeded by
"Justify My Love" by Madonna
Preceded by
"You Gotta Love Someone" by Elton John
Billboard Adult Contemporary (chart) number-one single
January 19–26, 1991
Succeeded by
"The First Time" by Surface

Groove Coverage version[edit]

"Because I Love You"
Single by Groove Coverage
from the album Greatest Hits
Released September 14, 2007
Format Vinyl,
12" single
Genre Trance, electronic
Label Zeitgeist (Universal)
Suprime:Music
Writer(s) Warren Allen Brooks
Producer(s) Axel Konrad, Ole Wierk
Groove Coverage singles chronology
"21st Century Digital Girl"
(2006)
"Because I Love You"
(2007)

"Because I Love You" is the first single from German trance group Groove Coverage's Greatest Hits album. Like most of Groove Coverage's songs it is sung by Mell, with Verena providing vocals during the songs bridge.

Versions[edit]

  1. Because I Love You (Radio Version) 3:09
  2. Because I Love You (Radio Version With Synth) 3:37
  3. Because I Love You (Pop Mix) 3:08
  4. Because I Love You (Club Mix Short) 3:45
  5. Because I Love You (Extended Mix) 6:19
  6. Because I Love You (Club Mix) 5:22
  7. Because I Love You (Bootleg Mix Short) 3:20
  8. Because I Love You (Bootleg Mix) 5:37
  9. Because I Love You (Elektrofachgeschäft Mix Short) 3:11
  10. Because I Love You (Elektrofachgeschäft Mix) 5:10
  11. Because I Love You (Rocco & Bass T's Jump Mix) 5:12
  12. Because I Love You (DJ Kaya Remix) 6:16
  13. Because I Love You (Flip & Fill Remix) 5.28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[17] 58
Germany (Media Control Charts)[18] 72

Other versions[edit]

In 1992, saxophonist Richard Elliot covered the song from his album "Soul Embrace."[19]

In 2002, German disc jockey and electronic music producer Marko Albrecht (mostly known as Mark 'Oh) covered this song in his single album "Because I Love You [Mark'Oh meets Digital Rockers]".

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/hot-100?chartDate=December 8, 1990
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 232. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Because I Love You (the Postman Song)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  5. ^ "Adult Contemporary – Volume 53, No. 8, January 26, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 53, No. 8, January 26, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1991" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  10. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved June 28, 2008)
  11. ^ 1991 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  12. ^ "Adult Contemporary – Volume 53, No. 8, December 21, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 55, No. 3, December 21, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1991". Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  15. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). "1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s". Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  16. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  17. ^ "Groove Coverage – Because I Love You – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  18. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  19. ^ "Soul Embrace overview". Allmusic.com.