Luv Me, Luv Me

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"Luv Me, Luv Me"
Single by Shaggy featuring Janet Jackson (1998 version) or Samantha Cole (2001 version)
from the album How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998 version) and Hot Shot (2001 version)
Released July 25, 1998 (original version)
May 2001 (re-recorded version)
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Genre Reggae fusion, pop, reggae
Length 5:56 (1998 version)
3:30 (2001 version)
Label MCA, Geffen
Writer(s) Orville "Shaggy" Burrell, Roy Hammond, Alexander Richbourg, Norman Whitfield, Terry Lewis
Producer(s) Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Shaggy singles chronology
"Piece of My Heart"
(1997)
"Luv Me, Luv Me"
(1998)
"It Wasn't Me"
(2000)

"Angel"
(2001)

"Luv Me, Luv Me" (re-release)
(2001)

"Dance & Shout / Hope"
(2001)
Janet Jackson singles chronology
"Go Deep"
(1998)
"Luv Me, Luv Me"
(1998)
"You"
(1998)

"Luv Me, Luv Me" is a song by Jamaican-American reggae singer Shaggy, it was first released on July 25, 1998 as a collaboration with Janet Jackson, however it was re-recorded in 2000 and the re-recorded version was released on May 2001 as the third official single from his multi-platinum album Hot Shot. The song features vocals from American dance-pop singer-songwriter Samantha Cole.

Background[edit]

The song was originally recorded in 1998, as a collaboration between Janet Jackson and Shaggy for the soundtrack to the film How Stella Got Her Groove Back. The song originally sampled "Impeach The President" by The Honey Drippers,[1] and the chorus of Rose Royce's "Ooh Boy" sung by Jackson. The music video for the song features Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Angela Bassett and Taye Diggs making cameos. Shaggy later described working with Jackson as "the worst experience of his musical career", claiming Jackson "didn't want to co-operate" and was "a complete nightmare".[2] The version of the song with Janet Jackson was originally released on the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack. However, when Shaggy announced he wanted to include the track on his next studio album, which would eventually become Hot Shot, Jackson's label, Virgin Records, withheld the rights to releasing her vocals for inclusion on Shaggy's album,[3] thus meaning that Shaggy had to re-record the song if he were to include it on the album. Doing so, he re-recorded the song as a collaboration with Samantha Cole. This was the version included on Hot Shot and released a single. The version featuring Janet Jackson was later re-released on Shaggy's greatest hits compilation Mr. Lover Lover – The Best of Shaggy... Part 1.

Tracklisting[edit]

  • UK
  1. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Radio Mix) - 3:28
  2. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Album Version) - 3:50
  3. "It Wasn't Me" (Crash & Burn Remix) - 5:37
  1. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Radio Mix) - 3:28
  2. "Why You Treat Me So Bad" - 3:14
  3. "Angel" (Dancehall Remix) - 5:32
  4. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Video)
  • France
  1. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Radio Mix) - 3:28
  2. "Luv Me, Luv Me" (Featuring Samantha Cole) (Album Version) - 3:50
  3. "Angel" (Dancehall Remix) - 5:32
  4. "Angel" (Live Version) - 4:17

Chart performance[edit]

Billboard changed its chart policies near the end of 1998, allowing tracks without a commercial release to chart on the Billboard charts. This resulted in the debut of "Luv Me, Luv Me" on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1998 after it had already experienced massive airplay success earlier that year. It also therefore broke Janet Jackson's streak of 18 consecutive top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. A testament still to be broken.

Chart (1998/2001) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 10
Austrian Singles Chart 23
Dutch Singles Chart 24
German Singles Chart 36
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 34
Romanian Top 100[5] 23
Swiss Singles Chart 13
UK Singles Chart 5
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 75 (1998 version)
US Billboard Pop Songs[7] 23

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