Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

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"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Don Juan DeMarco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and 18 til I Die
B-side "Low Life"
Released April 14, 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Latin rock, soft rock
Length 4:50
Label A&M
Writer(s) Bryan Adams
Michael Kamen
Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) Adams and Lange
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
(1995)
"Rock Steady"
(1995)
Music sample

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" is a song written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and recorded by Adams for the film Don Juan DeMarco. The melody is used as a musical motif throughout the film, and the song is featured three times in the movie, twice performed by other artists in Spanish, and finally performed by Adams himself during the closing credits. The Adams version of the song, which features flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, is featured on the soundtrack album and also on the album 18 til I Die. It was at number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it the third number one song for the songwriting team, and went on to earn them their second Oscar nomination.

Music video and cover versions[edit]

The music video was shot in Spain at Casa los Pavos Reales, Málaga starring Cecilie Thomsen and Amira Casar. It was directed by the music video director Anton Corbijn and released and aired in May 1995.[1]

The song was covered by many artists, including Chitãozinho & Xororó who translated to "Um Homem Quando Ama" (from Chitãozinho & Xororó, 1995), Il Divo who translated to "Un Regalo Que te Dio La Vida" (from Siempre, 2006),[2] Pedro Fernández who translated to "La Mujer Que Amas" (from Pedro Fernández, 1995), Highway 101 and Paulette Carlson (from Reunited, 1996), Linda Evangelista (on Man to Woman: Men of Note Sing for a Cause, 1998), Eric Hansen (from Without Words and Nuevo Flamenco Romancero, 2001), Rick Trevino (on In My Dreams, 2003), and Andy Williams (from I Don't Remember Ever Growing Up, 2007). Contestants Chris Daughtry on American Idol season 5, Matt Giraud on American Idol season 8, and Casey James and Michael Lynche on American Idol season 9 also covered the song.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" — 4:52
  2. "Low Life" — 4:17

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
June 3, 1995 – July 1, 1995 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Waterfalls" by TLC
Preceded by
"Believe" by Elton John
Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single
June 3, 1995 – July 1, 1995
Succeeded by
"I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts
Preceded by
"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" by Scatman John
Swiss number one single
July 2, 1995 – July 9, 1995 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Wish You Were Here" by Rednex
Preceded by
"Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge
Australian ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
July 2, 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2
Preceded by
"Laß uns schmutzig Liebe machen" by Die Schröders
Austrian number-one single
July 16, 1995 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Wish You Were Here" by Rednex
Preceded by
"Scream/Childhood" by Michael and Janet Jackson
Eurochart Hot 100 number one single
July 22, 1995 – July 29 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Shy Guy" by Diana King

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