Call Me (Anna Vissi song)

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"Call Me"
Single by Anna Vissi
from the album Nylon
Released October 2004
Format Radio Single, Digital Download, CD Single
Recorded Bi Kay Studios
Genre Pop, Dance
Length 04:22 (Original Version)
Label Vanilla/Moda Records,
Sony BMG Greece/Columbia (Greece & Cyprus)
Writer(s) Nikos Karvelas
Producer(s) Nikos Karvelas
Certification Gold
Anna Vissi singles chronology
"Remixes 2004"
(2004)
"Call Me"
(2005)
"Everything"
(2006)
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Alternative covers
Remixes cover

"Call Me" is a song by Greek-Cypriot singer Anna Vissi, originally released in 2003 in Greek as "Eisai" (You Are). Written by Nikos Karvelas, "Call Me" was released in October 2004 as a promo track for radio stations in the U.S. and DJs by Nicky Kalliongis on his record label Moda Records. It was later released in April 2005 during its Billboard success as a digital download. After its Billboard success, it was released in Greece and Cyprus as a CD Single.

Background[edit]

"Call Me" was originally released in Greek as "Eisai" (You Are) on Vissi's 2003 album Paraksenes Eikones. After Anna Vissi flew to NYC to play a few songs for Nicky Kalliongis, he suggested that they release Eisai in the U.S.A. with English lyrics. In late 2004, Vissi signed with Nicky Kalliongis and his record label Moda Records in New York City for the release of "Call Me". Under the guidance of Nicky Kalliongis and with him overseeing the production and remixes it reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot Club Play Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart. It was also added to popular American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch's store playlist nationwide.[1] In February 2005, Moda Records released "Call Me" as a digital download, including the original mix and many DJ mixes.[2] Some of the remixes available with the downloaded included remixes by DJs Valentine, Chris Cox, Friscia & Lamboy, Georgia, Lee Cabrera, Mike Cruz, Riddler, and more.[2][3] Around the same time, the song also peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. To further promote the track, Vissi went on a mini club tour around United States and Canada.

After the success on the Billboard charts, Sony BMG Greece released it as a CD Single in Greece and Cyprus in June 2005. The CD single also included a new English song called "Lie". The single peaked at number 1 on the Greek singles chart, and was certified Gold status in Greece.[4]

Music video[edit]

Vissi as seen here with Kostas Martakis, premiered her new look in the "Call Me" music video, with her head partially shaved and sporting a lip piercing.

The music video was directed by Manolis Tzirakis. Among the young men that act in the video is Kostas Martakis, who would go on to participate in Dream Show the following year and become a singer.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Call Me" (Original Version)
  2. "Lie" (Radio Mix)
  3. "Call Me" (Chris Cox Mix)
  4. "Call Me" (Lee Cabrera Mix)

“Call Me” Remixes[edit]

Below all the Official remixes of "Call Me".

  1. The Chris Cox Club Anthem
  2. Chris Cox Radio
  3. Massive Cox Dub
  4. Lee Cabrera
  5. Lee Cabrera Dub (included on 12inch only)
  6. Mike Cruz Tribal
  7. Mike Cruz Mixshow
  8. Valentin Mixshow
  9. Valentin Radio
  10. Friscia & Lamboy Extended
  11. Friscia & Lamboy Radio
  12. Friscia & Lamboy Mixshow
  13. Riddler Radio
  14. Riddler Mixshow
  15. Georgie Filtered Anthem

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
United States October 2004 Moda Records Mainstream radio
February 1, 2005[2] Digital download
Greece June 2005 Sony BMG/Columbia CD Single, Digital download
Cyprus

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position Certification
Greek Singles Chart[4] 1 Gold[4]
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart[5] 1 -
US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart[6] 2 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abercrombie & Fitch Store Music: 2005 Playlist By Month: March". EverythingAmbercrombie. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff (February 1, 2005). "Call Me, the Remixes Disc 1". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/call-me-the-remixes-disc-2/id44210135
  4. ^ a b c "Top 50 Singles". Internet Archive. IFPI Greece. September 18, 2005. Archived from the original on September 24, 2005. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Call Me" Hot Dance Club Play chart history
  6. ^ "Call Me" Hot Dance Airplay chart history

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Get Right" by Jennifer Lopez
Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play number one single
Week of April 23, 2005
Succeeded by
"Filthy/Gorgeous" by Scissor Sisters