Freed from Desire

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"Freed from Desire"
Single by Gala
from the album Come into My Life
B-side Remix
Released 23 October 1996
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi
Genre Eurodance, house
Length 3:50 (album version)
3:27 (single)
Label ZYX, Fact, Nitelite
Writer(s) Filippo Andrea Carmeni
Gala Rizzatto
Maurizio Molella
Producer(s) Phil Jay, Maurizio Molella
Gala singles chronology
"Everyone Has Inside"
(1996)
"Freed from Desire"
(1996)
"Let a Boy Cry"
(1997)
Music sample
Alternative cover

"Freed from Desire" is a song recorded by the Italian artist Gala. It was released in October 1996 as the first single from her second album Come into My Life, it was a hit in many countries, topping the charts in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain and Denmark. The track was released in the UK in July 1997 and peaked at number 2 and spent 8 weeks inside the Top 10 and 14 weeks in total in the Top 75. The song was composed by Gala, Filippo Andrea Carmeni and Maurizio Molella. Due to this song, Gala achieved a great renown in Europe, although it was her second single.[1]

"Freed from Desire" was also released in a remixed version in 2003 (by Happymen vs Gala) and 2008. It was performed in a remixed version in 2008 by French singer Lorie, during her tour "Le Tour 2Lor". It was rereleased in a remixed version done by Klaas in 2011.[2]

Content[edit]

The verses contain the motif "He got his strong beliefs" while the refrain is characterized by the repetition of the syllable "na".

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Freed from Desire" (edit mix) – 3:21
  2. "Freed from Desire" (full vocals mixx) – 4:13
CD maxi
Europe
  1. "Freed from Desire" (radio mix) – 3:30
  2. "Freed from Desire" (solid base remix) – 5:30
  3. "Freed from Desire" (the paradise mix) – 8:35
  4. "Freed from Desire" (full vocal extended mixx) – 4:17
Australia
  1. "Freed from Desire" (radio mix) – 3:32
  2. "Freed from Desire" (paradise mix) – 8:37
  3. "Freed from Desire" (full vocal mixx) – 4:17
  4. "Freed from Desire" (whistle remix) – 6:06
  5. "Freed from Desire" (the soundlovers remix) – 5:57
12" maxi
  1. "Freed from Desire" (full vocals mixx) – 4:13
  2. "Freed from Desire" (edit mix) – 3:21
  3. "Freed from Desire" (the paradise mix) – 8:35
CD maxi – Remixes
  1. "Freed from Desire" (short mix) – 3:35
  2. "Freed from Desire" (the soundlovers remix) – 6:01
  3. "Freed from Desire" (whistle remix) – 6:09
12" maxi – Remixes
  1. "Freed from Desire" (the soundlovers remix) – 5:52
  2. "Freed from Desire" (whistle remix) – 6:00
  3. "Freed from Desire" (video mix) – 3:28
12" maxi – Remixes
  1. "Freed from Desire" (Mr. Jack club mix) – 7:33
  2. "Freed from Desire" (full vocal mix) – 4:13
  3. "Freed from Desire" (Mr. Jack deja vu dub) – 5:01
12" maxi – UK Remixes[3]
  1. "Freed from Desire" (Allisters Full Vocal Mix) – 7:05
  2. "Freed from Desire" (Mr Jack Club Mix) – 8:15
  3. "Freed from Desire" (Dillon & Dickins Mix) – 8:41
  4. "Freed from Desire" (Original Mix) – 4:13

Charts and sales[edit]

Preceded by
"Aïcha" by Khaled
French number-one single
26 October 1996 – 18 January 1997 (13 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Madonna
Belgian Ultratop 50 Wallonia number-one single
7 December 1996 – 8 February 1997 (10 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton
Preceded by
"One and One" by Robert Miles featuring Maria Nayler
Belgian Ultratop 50 Flanders number-one single
11 January 1997 – 8 February 1997 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Don't Speak" by No Doubt
Belgian VRT Top 30 Flanders number-one single
11 January 1997 – 8 February 1997 (5 weeks)

References[edit]

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