Salva Mea

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"Salva Mea"
UK CD 1
Single by Faithless
from the album Reverence
Released July, 1995
Format CD single
Genre Trance, techno, acid house
Length 10:47
Label Cheeky Records/BMG
Producer(s) Rollo
Faithless singles chronology
"Salva Mea"
(1995)
"Insomnia"
(1995)
Alternative covers
UK CD 2
European Cover

"Salva Mea" is a song recorded by British dance group Faithless (the title is clearly intended[citation needed] to mean "Save Me", but the Latin is incorrect, translating instead as "Save My" - the correct wording would be the not quite so snappy "Salvum me fac"). It was released in 1995 as the group's first single and became a hit on the Dance Charts, and then, following its re-release in 1996, #9 in the UK. The album version is more than ten minutes long and contains Maxi Jazz's distinctive rapping. The female vocals on all versions are by Dido. There is also a "Way Out West Remix" which can be found on Reverence / Irreverence set.

The song topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart twice — during its first chart run in 1996 and again in 1997 when the track was remixed and reissued.[1]

Part of the song is sampled in the Enrique Iglesias song "Dirty Dancer".

Track listing[edit]

UK CD 1995[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:11
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:37
  4. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:43

US CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:08
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Radio Version) - 04:51
  3. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:48
  4. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:35
  5. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:40

Australian CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Tuff Edit) - 04:02
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Edit) - 04:51
  3. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:08
  4. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:50
  5. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:33
  6. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:42
  7. Salva Mea (Floating Mix) - 08:11

UK CD 1 - 1997[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 04:36
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Way Out West Remix) - 07:48
  4. Salva Mea (Slow Version) - 04:10
  5. Salva Mea (Floating Mix) - 08:12

UK CD 2 - 1997[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 04:36
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Mix) - 08:43
  4. Salva Mea (DJ Quicksilver Remix) - 06:52
  5. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 07:57

German CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 03:47
  2. Salva Mea (C.E.C. Edit) - 04:59
  3. Salva Mea (Epic Edit) - 04:51
  4. Salva Mea (96 Remix) - 09:11
  5. Salva Mea (Way Out West Remix) - 07:48
  6. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 08:36

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 32
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 38
Canada Dance (RPM)[5] 12
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[6] 17
France (SNEP)[7] 29
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 46
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 9
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[15] 1

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Lucky Love" by Ace of Base
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
30 March 1996
Succeeded by
"Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)" by Gloria Estefan
Preceded by
"Show Me" by Urban Soul
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
4 October 1997
Succeeded by
"Get Up, Stand Up" by Phunky Phantom

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