Love Generation (song)

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"Love Generation"
Single by Bob Sinclar featuring Gary Pine
from the album Western Dream
Released October 13, 2005
Format CD single, Maxi-single
Recorded 2005
Genre Dance-pop, folk dance
Length 8:52 (Album Version)
3:26 (Video & Radio Versions)
2:50 (Radio Edit)
Label Defected Records (UK)
Ministry of Sound Australia
Writer(s) Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner, Alain Wisniak
Producer(s) Bob Sinclar
Bob Sinclar singles chronology
"Steel Storm"
(2004)
"Love Generation"
(2005)
"World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)"
(2006)
Music sample

"Love Generation" is a song by Bob Sinclar with vocals by Gary Pine, a member of Jamaican band The Wailers (formed by Bob Marley). The single was released in October 2005 through the Defected label.

This song is the first track to be released from Sinclar's fourth full album, Western Dream. It was a massive hit all over Europe and in Australia, and had one of the longest ever runs in the German Top 10.[citation needed] It was less popular in the United Kingdom, but still reached number 12 there, and was featured on many Ministry of Sound albums of the time and had much rotation on MTV Dance.

In 2006, a new version that featured the 2006 FIFA World Cup mascot Goleo VI was released.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Love Generation" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Love Generation" (Club Mix)
  3. "Love Generation" (Full Intention Mix)
  4. "Love Generation" (Full Intention Dub)
  5. "Love Generation" (Ron Carroll Black Church Feeling)
  6. "Love Generation" (Kenny Dope Gutta Remix)
  • (Australia/NZ release)
  1. "Love Generation" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Love Generation" (Extended Club Version)

Music video[edit]

The music video is inspired by the music video for "Sweet Lullaby" by Deep Forest.[citation needed] Both videos feature children riding their bicycle across different locations, greeting the local people and sampling the local cultures and atmosphere.

The music video, which appears to have been shot at various locations in the United States, starts with a young boy (played by David Beaudoin, who stars in numerous Bob Sinclar videos) waking up one seemingly ordinary morning. He gets himself ready and goes out on his bike to school. He arrives outside the entrance and pauses, apparently in thought. Then he rides the bike on, past the school, and partakes on a trip to many different and exotic locations all over the USA including New York City and San Francisco. He waves to people he passes, rests occasionally for refreshments and to admire his surroundings, before riding on. The man watering his lawn is Bob Sinclar.

Eventually he ends up back at his home at the time he usually gets back from school. He embraces and chats animatedly to his mother, and she brings him to bed later. He looks thoughtfully at the globe at his bedside table, before rolling over to sleep. Overall the video has a very upbeat story, an adventure in the wild outdoors, and how a boy spreads love all over his nation.

FIFA version[edit]

"Love Generation"
Single by Bob Sinclar presents Goleo VI featuring Gary "Nesta" Pine
Released December 9, 2005
Format CD single, Maxi-single
Recorded 2005
Genre Dance-pop
Writer(s) Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner, Alain Wisniak
Producer(s) Bob Sinclar

The special release Bob Sinclar presents Goleo VI featuring Gary "Nesta" Pine was on 9 December 2005 to coincide with the draws for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The song was used throughout the World Cup event the following year. The animated mascot Goleo VI and Pille appear both on the cover of FIFA single release and in the music video launched.

Other use[edit]

The song is used in several versions, edits and mixes by Canada's Interprovincial Lottery Corporation as theme song in all television and radio advertisements for Lotto Max lottery since its introduction in September 2009.

Chart performance[edit]

The song was a No. 1 hit in countries such as Australia,[1] Austria, Hungary and Belgium and made the top fifteen in several other countries such as Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charts @ Australian-chart.com Retrieved June 2009
  2. ^ http://acharts.us/song/2277
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 6 Dec 10.
  4. ^ "Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 Dec 10.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  7. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  10. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". VG-lista. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  15. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  17. ^ "Bob Sinclar pres. Goleo VI feat. Gary "Nesta" Pine – Love Generation – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  18. ^ "Bob Sinclar Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Bob Sinclar. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  19. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Single_Jahrescharts_2006
  20. ^ http://swisscharts.com/year.asp?key=2006
  21. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/unterhaltung/tv-programm/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/hits-neue-jahrtausend-download.html

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Run It!" by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
Australian ARIA Singles Chart number-one single
February 19, 2006 - March 5, 2006
Succeeded by
"Flaunt It" by TV Rock featuring Seany B
Preceded by
"Perfect Love" by Simply Red
Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 14, 2006
Succeeded by
"Don't Forget About Us" by Mariah Carey