Learnalilgivinanlovin

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"Learnalilgivinanlovin"
Single by Gotye
from the album Like Drawing Blood
Released 2006 (Australia); 2008 (Belgium)
Recorded 2003–2005
Genre Blue-eyed soul, R&B
Length 2:49 (album version)
Label Independent
Writer(s) Gotye
Producer(s) Gotye
Gotye singles chronology
"Learnalilgivinanlovin"
(2006)
"Hearts a Mess"
(2007)

"Learnalilgivinanlovin" is a song by the Flemish-born Australian musician Gotye from his second album Like Drawing Blood released in Australia as a single in 2006. A new version of the song (with the chorus sung in a higher pitch) was released as a single in Belgium in 2008.

Background[edit]

The song draws very heavy influence from motown records of the late '50s and early '60s such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. Gotye uses a drum sample from The Ronettes' record, "Be My Baby" (which famously employs Phil Spector's Wall of Sound technique).

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the Australian version of "Learnalilgivinanlovin" was first released onto YouTube on 6 December 2007.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
  1. "Learnalilgivinanlovin" (Passion Pit Mix) – 4:35
Australian CD single
  1. "Learnalilgivinanlovin" – 2:50
  2. "Seven Hours with a Backseat Driver" – 4:44

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 10

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