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Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)", written by Per Gessle, was the second single released from Swedish pop rock duo Roxette's 1991 album . In July 1991, the song spent a week at No. 2 on the Joyride Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was shot mostly in
Gamla stan, Stockholm, Sweden and features images of Stockholm City Hall. It was written in 1989 ("in Canada" according to Gessle), but eventually released in 1991.
It was actually translated from Chinese Movies to English. Here from Youtube.
Track listing [ edit ]
"I Remember You" was the B-side for this single in the U.S. The single was available as a 7" and 12" format as well as a cassette single.
"Fading Like a Flower" (CDM)
Released: 1991-04-29 // EMI / 1364047
"Fading Like a Flower [Every Time You Leave]"
"I Remember You"
(Bonus track) "Physical Fascination"
(Guitar solo version) "Fading Like a Flower"
The song was most successful in North America, peaking at #2 in the USA and Canada. It was also a top 5 or top 10 hit across most of Europe.
End of year chart (1991)
Billboard Hot 100 [1 ] 2
Remixes [ edit ]
The song was remixed by the
Dancing DJs in 2005 and charted at #18 in the UK.
Produced in 2005, credited as Dancing DJ's vs Roxette - "Fading Like A Flower".
"Alex K Mix"
"Alex K Bounce Mix"
Musical analysis [ edit ]
Piano based rock ballad, in the key of F. It modulates a whole step up to G halfway through the song.
Cover versions [ edit ]
Norwegian death metal band Cadaver recorded a cover of the song. A
eurodance cover of the song was recorded by Mysterio. There are two Chinese versions of the song, both recorded by female artistes: A Mandarin version "I don't want to wait any more" (我不要再等待) by Taiwanese singer Lin Meng (林蒙), and a Cantonese version "Thinking only of your love" (只想你的爱) by Hong Kong diva Cass Phang (彭羚).
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