Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (Luv' song)

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"Eeny Meeny Miny Moe"
Single by Luv'
from the album Lots Of Luv'
B-side I.M.U.R
Released August 1979
Format 7" Vinyl Single
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop
Length 2:50
Label Philips/Phonogram Records (Europe)
Meteor Records (Turkey)
Writer(s) Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer (a.k.a. Janschen & Janschens)
Producer(s) Hans van Hemert
Luv' singles chronology
"Casanova"
(1979)
"Eeny Meeny Miny Moe"
(1979)
"Who Do You Wanna Be"
(1979)

"Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" is the seventh single by Dutch girl group Luv', released in the summer of 1979 by Philips/Phonogram Records. This song appears on the formation's second album Lots Of Luv' and entered the record charts in Benelux, German speaking countries and Denmark.

Background[edit]

After the success of "Casanova" on the Continental European charts, "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" was released as the follow-up single. The track's title and chorus lyrics deal with a famous children's counting rhyme in English speaking countries (Eeny Meeny Miny Moe). Its Bouzouki and Balalejka-theme is highly inspired by Boney M.'s "Rasputin". During the promotion of the song, Luv' and their producer Hans van Hemert were not satisfied by the way Philips/Phonogram Records promoted them. They were about to leave the label and were looking for another deal.[1] The Dutch press speculated for weeks about their future record company. In October 1979, the trio signed a contract with CNR/Carrere.

Track listing and release[edit]

7" Vinyl [2]

  • a. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe"
  • b. "I.M.U.R"
Countries Year Label Catalog
NL/BEL/FR/GER/NOR/AUT/NZ/AT/CH 1978 Philips/Phonogram Records 6012920

7" Vinyl France

Philips/Phonogram French subsidiary released I.M.U.R as a A-side and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe as a B-side.

  • a. "I.M.U.R"
  • b. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe"
Countries Year Label Catalog
France 1978 Philips/Phonogram Records 6173632

Cover version[edit]

  • Pop/Disco artist, Mona Carita, covered the track in Finnish entitled "Kuti Kuti Kultasein "[3] which was included on her 1979 eponymous album.

Chart performance[edit]

"Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" was a Top 10 hit in Flanders (Belgium), a Top 20 hit in the Netherlands and in Denmark and a Top 40 hit in Switzerland and in Germany.

Charts (1979) Peak
position
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 11
Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade (currently Single Top 100) 6
Belgium/Flanders (BRT Top 30/Radio 2 Top 30) 9
Germany (Musikmarkt/Media Control) 36
Switzerland 28
Denmark (BT Hitlisten) 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article published in De Telegraaf on July 7. 1979 Accessed: February 13, 2011
  2. ^ Release details on Discogs.com Accessed: February 13, 2011
  3. ^ Mona Carita 1979 album Accessed: August 30, 2010