Lift Me Up (Moby song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Single by Moby
from the album Hotel
B-side "Mulholland"
Released February 28, 2005
Format CD single, Maxi CD, 12" maxi
Recorded 2004
Genre Electronic rock, alternative rock
Length 3:14
Label Mute
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Make Love Fuck War"
(2004)
"Lift Me Up"
(2005)
"Raining Again"
(2005)

"Lift Me Up" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the first single from his 2005 album Hotel. It achieved success in many countries, including Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, and Spain, where it was a top ten hit.[citation needed]

In 2005, the song was used as an outro for Australia's Nine's Wide World of Sport coverage;[citation needed] in Italy, in a commercial for Vodafone;[1] and on ITV Sport, for the theme of their Formula One coverage.[2] This was remixed with a variety of sounds to give it a faster pace. The song was featured in the racing game Asphalt: Urban GT 2 for mobile phones and Nintendo DS, and was used in the Beatmania series of rhythm games.[citation needed] The track also featured on the soundtrack to the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada and was also the theme for Discovery Quest's Expedition Borneo on the Discovery Channel in February 2007.[citation needed] As well, the song was featured in the thirteenth episode of the third season of Doctor Who.[citation needed]

Moby claims to have written the song in 2004 after the reelection of President George W. Bush, adding that it reflected his consideration to emigrate to Canada in protest.[citation needed] This song originally was to be sung with The Sisters of Mercy's singer Andrew Eldritch and is partly inspired by that band's material.

Track listings[edit]

CD
Single
  1. "Lift Me Up (Radio Mix)" – 3:08
  2. "Mulholland" – 8:31
Maxi
  1. "Lift Me Up (Mylo Mix)" – 6:44
  2. "Lift Me Up (Superdiscount Mix)" – 6:51
  3. "Lift Me Up (Abe Duque Mix)" – 7:10
  4. "Lift Me Up (Album Version)" – 3:22
  5. "Lift Me Up (Superdiscount Mix Radio Edit)" – 3:11
  • Digimpro remix software
12" vinyl maxi
  1. "Lift Me Up (Mylo Mix)" – 6:44
  2. "Lift Me Up (Superdiscount Mix)" – 6:51
  3. "Lift Me Up (Abe Duque Dub)" – 7:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Moby – writer, engineer and producer
  • Brian Sperber – engineer and mixer
  • Scott Frassetto – drums
  • Brian Sperber, Jason Candler, Kurt Uenala, Orion Simprini, and Shayna Steele – backing vocals
  • Graphic Therapy and NYC – artwork
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[3] Silver November 20, 2005 125,000

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vodafone: on air dal 5 marzo nuovi spot per live! Music e live! TV - Comunicati stampa 2005 - Vodafone Italia". Corporate.vodafone.it. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ "ITV F1 Intro 2008". ITV F1 Covrage. ITV. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved May 16, 2009)[dead link][dead link]
  4. ^ "Moby – Lift Me Up – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Tracklisten. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "Moby: Lift Me Up" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  10. ^ "Moby – Lift Me Up". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 13, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Moby – Lift Me Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Singles Top 60. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "Moby – Lift Me Up – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  19. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2005". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2005". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  21. ^ [1][dead link]

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