Love (Inna song)

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"Love"
Single by Inna
from the album Hot
Released 12 March 2009 (3 July 2011 [UK])
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008; Play & Win Studios (Constanta, Romania)
Genre House
Length 3:41 (Radio Edit by Play & Win)
5:02 (Club Version by Play & Win)
4:13 (Original Version)
2:31 (UK Radio Edit)
Label Roton, Ultra
Writer(s) Sebastian Barac, Radu Bolfea, Marcel Botezan
Producer(s) Play & Win
Inna singles chronology
"Hot"
(2009)
"Love"
(2009)
"Déjà Vu"
(2009)
Alternative cover
UK cover
Music video
"Love" on YouTube

"Love" is a song performed by Romanian recording artist Inna. The song was written and produced by native dance music trio Play & Win. It acts as the second single released from her debut studio album, Hot. It was released on digital format through Roton and Ultra Records and across various countries in Europe and the United States. However, the release of "Love" has been very limited so far - where it has mainly acted as an airplay single and only receiving an official full single release in Romania, Spain, and the United States to date. Most countries in which the song was released, the Play & Win radio edit was used as the official single version. The lyrics evoke a meaning of how complicated situations of love can become.

The single has so far garnered success for Inna in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania where it became her second consecutive top-twenty hit. In Romania and Poland, "Love" outperformed previous single "Hot" on the charts. In the Netherlands it was released as Inna's third single, after rumours that "10 Minutes" would be released first.

Background[edit]

"Love" is Inna's second major hit. It was released on Romanian mainstream radio on 12 March 2009 and quickly entered the Romanian Top 100. At the time, when "Love" reached its peak of popularity on the chart, Inna herself won three MTV Romania Music Awards and achieved two Romanian Top Hits Award nominations for the song. Written and produced by Play & Win in the fall of 2008, the production is very similar to its predecessor "Hot".

Music video[edit]

Inna in the music video for "Love".

The music video for "Love" leaked onto the internet in early April 2009 and was later released onto the YouTube channel of Roton Records on 7 May 2009. In the music video for "Love", Inna is in a gym. Some scenes are played in slow motion. The premise is the battle between Good (White) and Evil (Black). The video starts with a confluence of two flowing water fluxes, one being white and the other black. In the next image, a ballerina pirouetting through the air is pictured. In the next scene, Inna appears wearing white shorts with a black belt and a long white veil. Then we are introduced to a skilled boxer who is beating a punching bag. Later in the video a boy is making a rustle. In the rest of the music video the scenes with Inna singing next to an old wall, the scenes with the ballerina and the ones with the boxer succeeding each other. In the end of the video Inna is running away among the other people previously presented. She seems unhappy because of their violence.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • US Digital Single[1]
    (Released: December 1, 2009)
  1. "Love" (Play & Win Radio Edit) - 3:39
  2. "Love" (Club Version) - 5:01
  3. "Love" (Dandeej Remix) - 5:14
  4. "Love" (DJ Andi Remix) - 5:41
Love (Official Remixes)
  1. "Love (Play & Win Radio Edit Version)" - 3:38
  2. "Love (Play & Win Extended Version)" - 5:01
  3. "Love (Original Version)" - 4:14
  4. "Love (UK Radio Edit Version)" - 2:23
  5. "Love (Dandeej Remix)" - 5:15
  6. "Love (DJ Andi Remix)" - 5:44
  7. "Love (eSQUIRE Radio Edit)" - 3:53
  8. "Love (eSQUIRE Club Remix)" - 5:57
  9. "Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)" - 3:50
  10. "Love (7th Heaven Club Remix)" - 6:34
  11. "Love (Klubfiller Club Remix)" - 6:35
  12. "Love (Klubfiller Dub)" - 6:30

Charts[edit]

On 8 November 2009 - "Love" debuted on the Spanish Singles Chart at number thirty-seven. It went on to peak at number thirty-one on 22 November and exited the chart on 20 December after spending a total of six weeks on the chart. "Love" became Inna's second consecutive top forty hit on this chart following previous single, "Hot," reaching number one on the chart in July 2009.

"Love" has also been a great success on various airplay charts across Europe - reaching the top twenty in Hungary and the Czech Republic. It also outperformed "Hot" in Romania and Poland chartswise where it peaked in the top five and top twenty.

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga
Hungarian Dance Chart number-one singles
7 June 2009
Succeeded by
"Hot" by Inna

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Romania[12] 12 March 2009 Airplay Roton
United States[1] December 1, 2009 Digital Download Ultra Records
United Kingdom 3 July 2011 AATW

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Love - EP by Inna". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  2. ^ "WEEK32 03.08-09.08.2009" Airplay Top 5. Bulgarian Association of Music Producers.
  3. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201016 into search.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Inna search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  5. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  6. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  7. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Dance Top 50. Retrieved 2011-12-22.
  8. ^ "Inna Biography". Letssingit.com. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  9. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201007 into search.
  10. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Inna – Love" Canciones Top 50.
  11. ^ "Éves összesített listák - MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 (súlyozott)". Mahasz. Mahasz. 
  12. ^ INNA.ro: Singles discography

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