Mama Lover (song)

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"Mama Lover"
Single by Serebro
from the album Mama Lover
Released September 15, 2011
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Dance-pop, nu-disco
Length 4:02 (Album Version)
3:29 (Radio Edit)
Label Ego Music, Universal Music
Writer(s) Maxim Fadeev, Olga Seryabkina
Producer(s) Maxim Fadeev
Serebro singles chronology
"Давай держаться за руки"
(2010)
"Mama Lover"
(2011)
"Gun"
(2012)

"Mama Lover" is a song by Russian group Serebro, which has been released as the lead single from their second studio album of the same name. The song was written by member Olga Seryabkina and co-written and produced by Maxim Fadeev. It was released on September 15, 2011 by Monolit Records and Ego. "Mama Lover" received positive reviews from music critics, praising the catchiness and fun vibe towards the song. Commercially, the song is one of the groups most successful charting singles, peaking in countries including Russia, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Czech Republic and Spain.

The music video was released on September 15, 2011 as an exclusive of Ello.com.[1] The music video received critical acclaim from many critics, noting the simplicity of the video and the girls for being edgy and provocative. "Mama Lover" is considered Serebro's most popular song, since it has been featured in a lot of press releases.

Background[edit]

"Mama Lover" is Serebro's eighth single. The single was originally released on August 8, 2011. However, when it was announced that a music video was going to be released, a Russian release was also announced. There are two official versions; the English version and the Russian version. Both versions were released as a digital download.[2]

Reception[edit]

Recognition[edit]

"Mama Lover" is Serebro's most popular single to date, having been featured in different press releases around the world. Diana Guglielmini said about the single, "And their single Mama Lover is the new summer hit: a song first released in August 2011 but that only just arrived in Italy. The video is currently a huge hit all over the Internet because the three girls, scantily clad and showing quite the erotic attitude are really easy on the eyes. That's why the younger generation- although not exclusively- is having way more fun watching the video than listening to this new hit."[3] She then continued saying, "[The] Serebro are extremely close to capturing markets outside of Russia as well."

An Italian magazine wrote that the single reached 20 million views on YouTube and there are already more than 250 parodies of the single being performed.[4] The song is also the group's first single to be released on iTunes.

Critical[edit]

Many critics have labelled the song as the group's signature song. Corriere.it, Corriere della Sera's website compared the group and the song to Russian group t.A.T.u. and their single "All The Things She Said".[5] Excitenews.es described the song as "catchy and danceable" and finished saying, "A song that you can already hear on dance floors and that will surely be the soundtrack of way more than a simple road-trip this summer."[6] A Spanish magazine The Vanguardia described the song as a "fun, sensual and spicy".[7] The song has been labelled one of the best summer songs of 2012.[8]

Commercial response[edit]

"Mama Lover" debuted at number 206 on the Russian Singles Chart. It later rose to number 24 after four weeks and then peaked at number 8.[9] The success off "Мама Люба" was the same, debuting at number 206, then peaking at number 8 in Russia.[10]

"Mama Lover" became the group's first single to chart outside of the Russian Federation since Song #1. The song debuted at number 45 on the Spanish Singles Chart. It rose to number 34, but later peaked at number 25. The song is currently placed at number 60 on the Czech Republic Singles Chart. The song peaked at number 7 on the Italian Singles Chart, later being certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry for digital sales exceeding 30,000 units in Italy.[11] It also debuted at number 22 on the Belgium Singles Chart (Flanders), and at number 6 on the Belgium Dance Charts.[12]

The song was released in the United States and Canada not long after its original release. The song entered the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart at number thirty-eight and lasted for as sole week.[13] The group became the first Russian act to chart on the Billboard chart since fellow Russian duo t.A.T.u's single "All The Things She Said", which charted on the same chart and Hot 100.

Music video[edit]

A music video was released on YouTube on September 15, 2011. However, the Russian version of the song was released instead of the English version, although the latter was the official single release. The music video features Elena, Anastasia and Olga driving through Russian streets, through a live-camera-shot based film. It received some censorship, as it features Olga swearing and Elena showing her underwear, even if it is pixilated in the first place.[1] It is currently Russia's most viewed music video to date,[citation needed] having over 20 million views on YouTube. The video has at times been criticized because of the girls' actions and the presence of condoms, swearing and Olga's careless driving.

The English version of "Mama Lover" was released on YouTube.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]

(Released on September 15, 2011)

  1. "Mama Lover" - 4:04
  2. "Мама Люба (Mama Lyuba)" - 4:05
iTunes Remixes Single[15]
  1. "Mama Lover" (Мама Люба) - 4:02
  2. "Mama Lover (English Version)" - 4:02
  3. "Mama Lover (Matrick Remix)" - 5:46
  4. "Mama Lover (Slava Inside Remix)" - 5:42
  5. "Mama Lover (DJ V1t & DJ Johnny Clash Remix)" - 6:11
  6. "Mama Lover (DJ Amor Remix)" - 3:54
  7. "Mama Lover (DJ Prado Remix)" - 7:15
  8. "Mama Lover (Digital Nova Remix)" - 3:37
  9. "Mama Lover (DJ Chixer Remix)" - 3:36
  10. "Mama Lover (DJ La Remix)" - 4:04
New Zealand Remix Single[16]
  1. "Mama Lover" (Dab & Sissa Radio Edit) - 2:55
  2. "Mama Lover" (Dab & Sissa Remix) - 5:51
  3. "Mama Lover" (The Cube Guys Remix) - 7:04
Italian Remix EP[17]
  1. "Mama Lover" (Radio Edit) - 3:29
  2. "Mama Lover" (Extended Edit) - 5:32
  3. "Mama Lover" (Gary Caos Remix) - 6:57
  4. "Mama Lover" (Gary Caos Dub Mix) - 6:19
  5. "Mama Lover" - 4:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 6
Belgium Dance Charts (Ultratop)[12] 1
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[18] 58
Italy (FIMI)[19] 6
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[20] 49
Latvian Airplay Charts[21] 5
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[22] 94
Russia (Airplay (Tophit))[9] 8
Russia (Digital (2M))[23] 1
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] 25
US Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[25] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Russia September 15, 2011 Monolit
Worldwide[15] December 11, 2011 Ego Music
Italy[17][26] March 30, 2012

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SEREBRO - Мама Люба". YouTube. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b "SEREBRO - Audio". Serebro's official website. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  3. ^ "Dalla Russia con amore Le sexy Serebro impazzano sul web". ilvostro.it. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  4. ^ "Il video hot dell'estate? La sexy dance, delle Serebro, le ragazze terribili". Max. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  5. ^ "Dalla Russia al Bel Paese, le scandalose Serebro". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  6. ^ "Serebro - Mama Lover: la canción del verano 2012 llega de Rusia". Excitenews.es. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  7. ^ "Serebro: La provocación del verano que viene del frío". La Vanguardia. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  8. ^ Hit Summer 2012: Serebro the sexy Russian band scoops, photos and video
  9. ^ a b "Serebro - Mama Lover - graphical description". Tophitru.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  10. ^ "STATISTICS - artist's information - Serebro". Tophitru.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  11. ^ "Italian single certifications – Serebro – Mama Lover" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 4 September 2012.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Serebro in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  12. ^ a b c "ultratop.be - Serebro - Mama Lover". Ultratop Flanders. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/278663/serebro/chart
  14. ^ "SEREBRO - Mama Luba (English Version)". YouTube. Serebro's official channel. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  15. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Mama Lover Remixes (EP) - EP by Serebro". iTunes US, Apple Inc. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Mama Lover (Remix) - Single by Serebro". iTunes Store New Zealand, Apple Inc. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  17. ^ a b "iTunes - Musica - Mama Lover (Remixes) - EP di Serebro". iTunes Store Italy, Apple Inc. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  18. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201226 into search.
  19. ^ "Italia Italian Charts Portal - Single Top 20 - 5/07/2012". italiancharts.com/. Retrieved 11/07/2012. 
  20. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/278663/serebro/chart
  21. ^ "Latvian Airplay Top 50, 2011.12.18". lanet.lv. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  22. ^ "Romanian Top 100". kissfm.ro. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  23. ^ "Российские музыкальные чарты. Недели 9 и 10 - 2012". lenta.ru. Retrieved 11/07/2012. 
  24. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Serebro - Mama Lover". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 
  25. ^ "US Billboard Charts - Hot Dance/Electronic Charts". billboard.com/. 
  26. ^ "RADIO DATE - Le novità musicali della settimana". Ear One. Retrieved 02/07/2012. 

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