Still Loving You

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"Still Loving You"
Single by Scorpions
from the album Love at First Sting
B-side "Holiday"
Released July 1984
Format 7" single
CD single (1992 remix)
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 4:48 (single version)
6:33 (album version)
6:12 (1992 Remix)
Label Universal Music Group
Writer(s) Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker
Producer(s) Dieter Dierks
Scorpions singles chronology
"Rock You Like a Hurricane"
(1984)
"Still Loving You"
(1984)
"Big City Nights"
(1984)

"Still Loving You" is a power ballad by Scorpions from their 1984 album Love at First Sting. It was the second single of the album, reaching #64 on Billboard Hot 100. In France, the single sold 1.7 million copies.[citation needed] The music video was released in July 1984,[1] and was filmed in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Arena.

In an interview with Songfacts, Rudolf Schenker explained "It's a story about a love affair, where they recognized it may be over, but let's try again".[2]

The song is also considered a thinly veiled metaphor for a still divided Eastern & Western Germany. "Your pride has built a wall so strong that I can't get through, is there really no chance to start once again?" and "Yes I've hurt your pride and I know, what you've been through, you should give me a chance, this can't be the end, I'm still loving you" were clear references to the Berlin Wall and the despair many Germans felt about their divided homeland.

A remixed version of the studio album version was included on the album Still Loving You in 1992. The remixed version was also released as a single in Germany and some other European countries. The band has also re-recorded the song twice, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000 for the album Moment of Glory and an acoustic re-working for the album Acoustica in 2001.

Matthias Jabs' guitar soloing is prominent throughout, but the main solo played in the outro is by Rudolf Schenker.

Track listing[edit]

Original Version (1984)[edit]

7" Single (Harvest 20 0329 7)

  1. "Still Loving You" (Single Version) - 4:48
  2. "Holiday" - 6:31 (Taken from Lovedrive)

Remix (1992)[edit]

CD single (Harvest 1 C 560-204675-2)

  1. "Still Loving You" (Remix - Album Version) – 6:12
  2. "Still Loving You" (Remix - Radio Version) – 3:58
  3. "Media Overkill" – 3:34 (Taken from Savage Amusement)

Charts and certification[edit]

Other versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scorpions - "Still loving you"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ ""Still Loving You"". Songfacts.com. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  3. ^ "French single certifications – Scorpions – Still Loving You" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select SCORPIONS and click OK
  4. ^ "Les Singles de Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mihaela Runceanu - Pentru Voi, Muguri Noi at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  6. ^ Prato, Greg (2008-03-18). "Scorpion Tales - George Lynch : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ "Republik Rock Pop". 

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