Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You

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"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Single by Glenn Medeiros
from the album Glenn Medeiros
Released March 1987
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B, pop, soul
Length 3:46
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Michael Masser
Gerry Goffin
Producer(s) Jeff Tyzik
Glenn Medeiros
Glenn Medeiros singles chronology
- "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1987)
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"
(1988)

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser. It was originally recorded by American artist George Benson for his 1985 album 20/20.

The song achieved worldwide success in a cover version by Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros released in 1987. It reached Number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at number one on the UK singles chart in July 1988. He also recorded the song in Spanish under the title Nada cambiará mi amor por ti. The song became quite popular in Spanish-speaking countries when Argentine singer-songwriter Sergio Denis also recorded a cover version for his album Afectos (1985), with Spanish lyrics written by Rolando J. Hernández.

Background and release[edit]

Medeiros originally released this on a small independent label at the age of 16, after winning a local radio talent contest in Hawaii. A visiting radio executive from KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona heard the song and took the record back to Phoenix, where, through word of mouth, it became a national hit.

Glenn Medeiros also recorded the song in Spanish under the title Nada cambiará mi amor por ti. The song became quite popular in Spanish-speaking countries when Argentine singer-songwriter Sergio Denis also recorded a cover version for his album Afectos (1985), with Spanish lyrics written by Rolando J. Hernández. In 2009, the song was used in France in a television advert for Spontex sponges.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video features Medeiros strolling around a beach with a girl in a pink dress.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" — 3:46
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (instrumental) — 5:11
12" single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (extended version) — 6:09
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (seven inch version) — 3:46
  3. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (instrumental version) — 5:20

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[2] Gold 9 July 1987 50,000
France[3] Gold 1988 500,000
Netherlands[4] Gold 1988 40,000
UK[5] Gold 1 August 1988 400,000

Charts[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Boys (Summertime Love)" by Sabrina Salerno
French SNEP number one single
12 March 1988 - 30 April 1988 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"N'importe quoi" by Florent Pagny
Preceded by
"Yé ké yé ké" by Mory Kanté
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
9 July 1988 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"I Owe You Nothing" by Bros
UK number one single
9 July 1988 - 31 July 1988 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Only Way Is Up" by Yazz and the Plastic Population
Preceded by
"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
Irish IRMA number one single
16 July 1988 - 30 July 1988 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Flight of Earls" by Paddy Reilly

Other cover versions[edit]

  • Stevie Wonder has sung a version of the song as well.
  • Engelbert - second recording in 1987, album Remember - I Love You.
  • The Shadows did an instrumental version in 1989 on Steppin' to the Shadows.
  • It was later revived by the Irish boyband, Westlife from their ninth album The Love Album.
  • Japanese punk band Locofrank included their cover version on their 2008 album Brand-New Old-Style.
  • Brazilian pop trio SNZ recorded a version entitled "Nada Vai Tirar Você de Mim" (pt-br for Nothing's Gonna Take You From Me) in 2000. They are daughters of Baby Consuelo and Pepeu Gomes.
  • In the Philippines, actor and director Cesar Montano sang this song to Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in one of the episodes on ABS-CBN's Maalala Mo Kaya hosted by Charo Santos in 1990s.
  • Hawaiian-born Chinese singer Khalil Fong covered this song in his 2009 album, Timeless.
  • Hong Kong singer David Lui (呂方) sung a Cantonese version, 求你講清楚 in 1986.
  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao sung this song on the 3 March 2010 airing of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show for his promotion of his upcoming fight against Joshua Clottey.
  • Richard Clayderman has covered an instrumental version of the song on his 1994 compilation album A Little Romance
  • John McCook covered the song on his album John McCook Sings Bold and Beautiful Songs.
  • In 2010, Korean solo artist "Joo Young" covered the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musique de pub Spontex, love story entre hérisson et éponge..." (in French). Musique de Pub. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Gold & Platinum Certification Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) (Retrieved 3 September 2008)
  3. ^ "Les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Goud/Platina NVPI - de branchevereniging van de entertainmentindustrie (Retrieved 9 December 2008)
  5. ^ Certified Awards Search BPI - The British Recorded Music Industry (Retrieved 3 September 2008)
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ Canadian peak
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Glenn Medeiros > Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Glenn Medeiros search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You". VG-lista.
  14. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You". Singles Top 60.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Glenn Medeiros – Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You". Swiss Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Number 1 Singles - 1980s". everyHit.com. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  18. ^ ""Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" entry at billboard.com, Hot 100". Retrieved 18 March 2008. [dead link]
  19. ^ ""Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" entry at billboard.com, Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks". Retrieved 18 March 2008. [dead link]
  20. ^ 1988 Australian Singles Chart ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1988 Australian Recording Industry Association (Retrieved 3 September 2008)
  21. ^ "1988 Belgian Flanders Singles Chart" (in Dutch). ultratop.be. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  22. ^ "Single top 100 over 1988" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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