Song 4 Lovers

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"Song 4 Lovers"
Single by Liberty X featuring Rev Run
from the album X
B-side "Yo DJ"
Released 26 September 2005
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded April 2005
Genre Pop, Gospel, Hip hop
Length 3:29
Label Unique Corp
Writer(s) Tony Lundon, Joseph Simmons
Producer(s) Tony Lundon
Liberty X featuring Rev Run singles chronology
"Fresh"
(2004)
"Song 4 Lovers"
(2005)
"A Night to Remember"
(2005)

"Song 4 Lovers" is a song by British pop band Liberty X, released as the lead single from their third studio album, X. The single was released on 26 September 2005. The song features vocals from American rapper and member of Run-D.M.C., Rev Run. It was the band's first and only gospel-orientated song, and was produced by band member Tony Lundon. The single peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's highest charting single from the album.

Background[edit]

The decision to feature Rev Run (Joseph Simmons), of the rap group Run DMC, was made by band member Tony Lundon, who produced the track whilst the band were recording their third studio album for the V2 Records label, which was later scrapped due to a dispute between the band and their management. The single was quickly picked up by Unique Corp, who chose to release it as an attempt to create a new direction for the band. The single was also successful in Australia, where it received an exclusive release on 3 October 2005.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the track was filmed in Stockholm, Sweden and in New York City, United States, and was directed by Bill Schacht for Aestheticom. The video features the band performing with a gospel choir inside a church, as well as on the rooftop of a skyline building, intercut with scenes of Rev. Run performing his vocals to a group of youths on the streets of New York, as well as following the story of a woman who goes into labour whilst she is asleep. The video reached No. 2 on The Box in the United Kingdom, and No. 4 on MTV, with heavy airplay on all of the major music channels for over three months after its premiere. The video features on the physical version of the single, as well as appearing on the bonus DVD issued with X in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD single #1[1]
  1. "Song 4 Lovers" (Single Version) – 3:29
  2. "Yo DJ" (Album Version) – 3:21
  • UK CD single #2[2]
  1. "Song 4 Lovers" (Radio Edit) – 3:00
  2. "Song 4 Lovers" (Full Length Version) – 4:19
  3. "Song 4 Lovers" (Fray Urban Remix) – 4:00
  4. "Song 4 Lovers" (Music Video) – 3:00
  • Australian CD single[3]
  1. "Song 4 Lovers" (Full Length Version) – 4:19
  2. "Song 4 Lovers" (Fray Urban Remix) – 4:00
  3. "Yo DJ" (Album Version) – 3:21
  4. "Song 4 Lovers" (Solaris 12" Club Mix) – 7:37
  5. "Song 4 Lovers" (Red Rhythm Mix) – 3:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[4] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United Kingdom[5] 26 September 2005 CD single, Digital download
Australia 3 October 2005

References[edit]