I Love You Always Forever

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"I Love You Always Forever"
Single by Donna Lewis
from the album Now in a Minute
Released 14 May 1996 (United States) August 1996 (United Kingdom)
Format CD maxi
12" maxi
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop, adult contemporary
Length 3:51 (Album Version)
3:24 (Radio Edit)
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Donna Lewis
Producer(s) Donna Lewis
Kevin Killen
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Donna Lewis singles chronology
"I Love You Always Forever"
(1996)
"Fool's Paradise"
(1996)

"I Love You Always Forever" is a single released in 1996 by Welsh singer Donna Lewis, from her debut album, Now in a Minute. Inspired by the H. E. Bates novel Love for Lydia, it was successful, reaching number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100[1] and staying there for nine weeks during the summer of 1996,[1] kept from number one by Los Del Rio's "Macarena".[2][3] Despite this, the song was number one on the Hot 100 Airplay chart for twelve weeks and the Top 40 Mainstream for eleven weeks, becoming one of the most played songs of the 1990s. The song therefore is tied for fourth place among songs with the longest runs at #2 and tied at second for most weeks at Top 40 Mainstream. The song peaked at number two on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and at number five on the UK Singles Chart.[4]

The song was also released in 1996 in remixed versions by Electro DJ "Sylk 130" and other artists. It was also covered by indie rock group Jukebox the Ghost.

Track listings[edit]

CD Single
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (radio edit) — 3:21
  2. "Simone" (album version) — 4:26
CD Maxi
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (album version) — 3:30
  2. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 edit) — 4:30
  3. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 remix) — 9:20
  4. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 instrumental) — 5:00
  5. "I Love You Always Forever" (drumapella) — 5:13
  6. "I Love You Always Forever" (laidlow's intergalactic spaceship studios mix) — 12:53
12" Maxi
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 remix) — 9:09
  2. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 instrumental) — 4:54
  3. "I Love You Always Forever" (album version) — 3:58
  4. "I Love You Always Forever" (accapella) — 4:10
Promotional only 7" Single (Sent to Jukeboxes)
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (album version) — 3:59
  2. "I Love You Always Forever" (Philly remix) - 4:00
Promotional only CD Single (Sent to Mainstream Radio)
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (radio edit) — 3:24
  2. "I Love You Always Forever" (album version) — 3:58
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 remix) - 9:00
  2. "I Love You Always Forever" (Sylk 130 instrumental) - 4:59
  3. "I Love You Always Forever" (Philly remix) - 4:00
  4. "I Love You Always Forever" (drumapella) - 5:11
  5. "I Love You Always Forever" (a cappella) - 4:10

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[5] Silver 1996 125,000+
Germany[6] Gold 1997 250,000+
Norway[7] Gold 1997 5,000+
United States[8] Gold 27 August 1996 500,000+

Charts[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 366. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  2. ^ Staff reporter (6 November 1996). "First Look: The No. 1 That Got Away". People 46 (19): 137. Retrieved 2012-11-04. "Call it a case of bad timing. Were it not for the Macarena, Donna Lewis would have had the top-ranked song in the U.S. for nine straight weeks beginning in late August." 
  3. ^ Mann, Brent (2003). 99 Red Balloons and 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders. New York: Bristol Park Books, Inc. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-88486-435-6. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums. London: Guinness World Records Limited
  5. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('I+Love+You+Always+Forever')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  7. ^ Norwegian certifications Ifpi.no (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  8. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "I Love You Always Forever", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  10. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved 7 April 2008)
  11. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 7 April 2008)
  12. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 7 April 2008)
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Donna Lewis - Billboard Singles". Allmusic and Billboard.
  14. ^ 1996 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  15. ^ 1996 Austrian Singles Chart Austriancharts.at (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  16. ^ 1996 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  17. ^ 1996 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 August 2008)
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  19. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1997". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  20. ^ Geoff Mayfield (25 December 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

References[edit]

  • Feldman, Christopher G. The Billboard Book of Number 2 Singles.

External links[edit]