Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)

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"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)"
Single by Amanda Lear
from the album Diamonds for Breakfast
B-side "Oh Boy"
Released 1979
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Euro Disco
Length 5:25 (full album version)
4:17 (single edit)
Label Ariola Records
Writer(s) Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear
Producer(s) Anthony Monn
Amanda Lear singles chronology
"Lili Marleen"
(1979)
"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)"
(1979)
"Diamonds"
(1980)

"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" is a song by French singer Amanda Lear released in 1979 by Ariola Records.

Song information[edit]

"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" was released as the lead single from Amanda's fourth album, Diamonds for Breakfast. It was composed by Rainer Pietsch and produced by Anthony Monn. The song is a campy, disco-pop track. The lyrics, written by Amanda Lear herself, address the ever-running rumours about her alleged transsexuality: "Surgeons built me so well that nobody could tell that once I was somebody else". The B-side of the single was "Oh Boy" from the same album, a song about a girl unluckily falling in love with a gay boy, and finally, after he rejected her, remaining his friend. The single was released only in 7" format. Photographs used for the single cover were taken by Denis Taranto.

The song became a chart success, especially in Sweden, where it reached Top 10. It remains one of Lear's most recognizable tunes of the disco era. In 1998 "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" was remade for the Back in Your Arms album.

Track listing[edit]

A. "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" - 4:17
B. "Oh Boy" - 4:30

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Germany[3] 25
Sweden[4] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amanda Lear - Fabulous "Lover, Love Me" at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  2. ^ "FABULOUS "LOVER, LOVE ME" 1979 Germany". tripod.com. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Chartverfolgung / LEAR,AMANDA / Single". www.musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  4. ^ "Discography Amanda Lear". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-08.