Don't Say You Love Me (M2M song)

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"Don't Say You Love Me"
Single by M2M
from the album Pokémon: The First Movie soundtrack and Shades of Purple
B-side "The Feeling Is Gone"
Released October 1999 (radio)
January 2000 (single)
Format CD single
Recorded September 1999
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 3:46
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Marion Raven, Marit Larsen, Peter Zizzo, Jimmy Bralower[1]
Certification Gold (RIAA)
M2M singles chronology
"Don't Say You Love Me"
(1999)
"Mirror Mirror"
(2000)

"Don't Say You Love Me" is a song recorded by pop band M2M in 1999. It was originally featured on the soundtrack to the movie Pokémon: The First Movie. The single had success in the United States, reaching No. 2 on US Billboard singles sales chart and reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified Gold, with shipments of over 700,000 copies. The song was also played on the television series Felicity and Beverly Hills, 90210.

Radio Disney US began playing the song in November 1999, however it was not released and did not chart until early 2000. It was also released in Norway early in January, but was released slightly earlier elsewhere. There is a slight difference in lyrics between the Pokémon: The First Movie version and the single version, as the lyrics "You start kissing me" made implications that may not have been considered appropriate for a film rated G, so the line was changed to "You said you love me". The non-altered version was included on their album, Shades of Purple.[2]

Music video[edit]

The video was shot over three days in Los Angeles, California. It was directed by Nigel Dick, and shows M2M in a drive-in theater, with Marion singing in a purple car with a boy and Marit singing with a red guitar. Two versions of the video were released. In one both girls are watching Pokémon: The First Movie on the theater screen; the second version does not contain the Pokémon movie images, and instead shows Marion and Marit in the theater screen. The Pokémon movie version of the video uses the censored lyrics, while the non-movie version uses the version on the album.

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[6] 4
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[6] 31
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[6] 37
Canadian Digital Sales Chart[7] 12
Dutch Singles Chart[6] 16
Finnish Singles Chart[6] 10
French Singles Chart[6] 60
German Singles Chart[8] 80
Mexican Singles Chart[6] 2
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[6] 4
Norwegian Singles Chart[6] 2
Swedish Singles Chart[6] 17
Swiss Singles Chart[6] 76
South Korean Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 16
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 21
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay Chart[7] 40
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Airplay Chart[7] 40
U.S. Billboard Singles Sales[7] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirror Mirror (CD single). M2M. Atlantic Recording Corporation. 2000. 2-84658. 
  2. ^ On Shades of Purple, the line "You said you loved me, what's that about?" is sung as "You start kissing me, what's that about?" The "loved me" version was played on radio and included on the Pokémon: The First Movie soundtrack.
  3. ^ "Don't Say You Love Me: M2M". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b c d "M2M – Don't Say You Love Me at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Don't Say You Love Me / Mewtwo Strikes Back Suite : M2M". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "M2M – Don't Say You Love Me". lescharts.com. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e M2M: Billboard Singles Allmusic
  8. ^ "M2M Singles Charts". musicline.de. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 

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