Loverboy (Billy Ocean song)
|Single by Billy Ocean|
|from the album Suddenly|
|Released||15 November 1984|
|Length||5:15 (album version)
4:11 (single version)
|Writer(s)||Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean, Robert John "Mutt" Lange|
Robert John "Mutt" Lange (exec.)
|Billy Ocean singles chronology|
"Loverboy" was Billy Ocean's second single from his 1984 album, Suddenly. It was produced by Keith Diamond and reached a chart high of number 20 on the soul chart and number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1985. It also reached the top spot of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the U.S., in an extended version. The track was released on the Jive label under the catalogue reference, JIVE 800.
The song also featured in the sitcom Dear John where the character Kirk St Moritz played by Peter Blake can be seen dancing to the song in a highly amusing fashion.
The music video was shot at Durdle Door and features a rider on horseback riding up the coast to a bar built inside a cave, reminiscent of the cantina scene in Star Wars, interspersed with scenes of Billy popping out of what seems to be the phantom zone from Superman II to sing the song.
|UK Singles Chart||15|
|Canadian Singles Chart||6|
|German Singles Chart||12|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||2|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||20|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||1|
|Single by Boystar|
|Released||6 October 2002|
In 2002, Australian group "Boystar", consisting of Ian Starr Kalatzis, Declyn Jaxx (aka Ryan Wilson) and Steven Childs, released a cover version of "Loverboy". It was their first and only release. it debuted at peaked at #12 on the ARIA singles chart. 
"Loverboy" was released on a 5-track CD single
- Loverboy (Radio Edit) (3:37)
- This Ain't Love (3:06)
- Loverboy (Diego V Euro Club) (5:21)
- Loverboy (DJ Nikko Dirty Club) (4:14)
- Loverboy (Diego V RNB) (4:30)
- 2001: Jess & Crabbe (In Your Eer)
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 436.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 402–403. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 192.
- "Loverboy music video". Retrieved 2012-01-27.
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