No More I Love You's

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"No More "I Love You's""
Single by The Lover Speaks
from the album The Lover Speaks
B-side "This Can't Go On!"
"Of Tears"
Released 1986 (1986)
Format 7" single, 12" single
Genre Pop, New Wave
Length 4:04
Label A&M
Writer(s) Joseph Hughes, David Freeman
Producer(s) Jimmy Iovine, The Lover Speaks
The Lover Speaks singles chronology
"No More "I Love You's""
(1986)
"Every Lover's Sign"
(1986)

"No More I Love You's" (stylized as "No More "I Love You's"") is a song written by Joseph Hughes and David Freeman and was first released by their band, The Lover Speaks with keyboards by Barry Gilbert in 1986. The song was later covered by the Scottish singer Annie Lennox and became a hit for her in 1995.

The Lover Speaks version[edit]

"No More "I Love You's"" was the debut single for The Lover Speaks. It peaked at the UK singles chart at #58.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. "No More "I Love You's"" – 4:04
  2. "This Can't Go On!" – 3:49
12" single
  1. "No More "I Love You's"" – 4:04
  2. "Of Tears" – 3:37
  3. "This Can't Go On!" – 3:49

Annie Lennox version[edit]

"No More "I Love You's""
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Medusa
B-side "Ladies of the Canyon"
Released 6 February 1995 (1995-02-06)
Format 7" single, CD single
Recorded January 1994
Genre Pop
Length 4:50
Label Arista
Writer(s) Joseph Hughes
David Freeman
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Little Bird" / "Love Song for a Vampire"
(1993)
"No More "I Love You's""
(1995)
"A Whiter Shade of Pale"
(1995)

"No More "I Love You's"" was the first single released by Annie Lennox from her second studio album, Medusa. The song won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 38th Grammy Awards,[2] the first to be awarded to a British artist. The song features slightly altered lyrics from the original version and added background vocals that can be heard around the 2:50 mark of the song.

Chart performance[edit]

The song became the highest charting solo single for Lennox in the United Kingdom, entering the chart and peaking at #2. It spent a total of 12 weeks on the UK chart. The track also became a Top 25 hit in the United States, peaking at #23. With this, Lennox won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, beating Mariah Carey, Vanessa L. Williams, Dionne Farris and Bonnie Raitt.

Samples[edit]

Lennox's version of "No More "I Love You's"" has been sampled four times. It was first sampled for the Nicki Minaj song "Your Love" on her 2010 single. The song was originally recorded two years before but never intended to be put out for release until it was leaked in January 2010. After becoming a hit, it was slightly rewritten and re-recorded and this revised version was released in June 2010. Prior to the official release of Minaj's song, the cover was sampled in 2009 by Jason Derulo and Auburn in their song "How Did We". It was then sampled by J.R. Rotem for singer Razah's 2010 single called "I Remember", using the same instrumental beat used for "How Did We".

Music video[edit]

Lennox co-directed the music video with Joe Dyer. It featured Lennox dancing with travesty ballerinas in homage to Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The video also features actor Jake Canuso. It was nominated for a MTV award for Best Female Video.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "No More "I Love You's""
  2. "Ladies of the Canyon"
CD 1
  1. "No More "I Love You's"" – 4:50
  2. "Ladies of the Canyon" – 3:40
  3. "Love Song for a Vampire" – 4:17
CD 2
  1. "No More "I Love You's"" – 4:51
  2. "Why" (unplugged version) – 4:59
  3. "Cold" (unplugged version) – 4:57
  4. "Walking on Broken Glass" (unplugged version) – 3:59

Tracks 2, 3, 4 taken from a live acoustic session for MTV Unplugged in July 1992.

"Whiter Shade of Pale"/"No More "I Love You's"" *
  1. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" — 4:49
  2. "No More "I Love You's"" (radio edit) — 4:28
  3. "No More "I Love You's"" (Junior's club mix) — 7:34
  4. "No More "I Love You's"" (soundfactory mix) — 11:40
  5. "No More "I Love You's"" (tribal mix) — 8:18

* Medley of "No More "I Love You's"", "Take Me to the River", and "Downtown Lights".

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
"Believe" by Elton John
Canadian RPM number-one single
15 May 1995 - 22 May 1995
Succeeded by
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" by Bryan Adams
Preceded by
"Come and Get Your Love" by Real McCoy
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
2 September 1995 - 9 September 1995
Succeeded by
"Everybody Be Somebody" by Ruffneck featuring Yavahn

Other versions[edit]

  • Maria Pia De Vito covered "No More "I Love You's"" on her 2009 album, Mind the Gap, but recites the alternate lyrics featured in the Annie Lennox version.
  • Mexican experimental rock musician Juan Son has covered the song (particularly the Annie Lennox version) in late 2009 for the mariachi-covers compilation Mariachi Rock-O. The version features Mariachi Tecalitlán, a Mariachi band from Guadalajara.
  • In the Soprano's first episode, this song was played during the cookout scene. It was an instrumental selection.
  • The song was covered by Welsh singer Rhydian for the album Waves. This version shares elements from both the original and the Annie Lennox version.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chartstats.com". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners Search | GRAMMY.com". grammy.com. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "No More "I Love You's"", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 29 March 2008)
  4. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 10, 1995". Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  5. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved 29 March 2008)
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved 29 March 2008)
  7. ^ a b c d e Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 29 March 2008)
  8. ^ 1995 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 30 January 2009)
  9. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Retrieved 2010-08-27.