Still Loving You
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|"Still Loving You"|
|Single by Scorpions|
|from the album Love at First Sting|
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|
|Scorpions singles chronology|
"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. The music video was released in July 1984, and was filmed in Dallas, Texas at Reunion Arena.
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.
Original Version (1984)
7" Single (Harvest 20 0329 7)
- "Still Loving You" (Single Version) - 4:48
- "Holiday" - 6:31 (Taken from Lovedrive)
CD single (Harvest 1 C 560-204675-2)
- "Still Loving You" (Remix - Album Version) – 6:12
- "Still Loving You" (Remix - Radio Version) – 3:58
- "Media Overkill" – 3:34 (Taken from Savage Amusement)
Charts and certification
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- The song appears on the Scorpions' 1985 live double-album World Wide Live.
- 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 song was later recorded on Scorpions' 2001 album Acoustica.
- A version of the song was recorded for Scorpions' 2011 album Comeblack featuring Amandine Bourgeois.
- A Romanian version was recorded by Mihaela Valentina Runceanu in 1989 entitled "Eu Nu Te-am Uitat".
- It was covered by Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica on their 2000 EP Successor.
- The Alex Skolnick Trio recorded a bebop version of the song on their 2002 album Goodbye to Romance: Standards for a New Generation.
- Swedish group Tyskarna från Lund released a cover of the song on their album Metamorphobia in 2003.
- Finnish pop/jazz/folk band Korpi Ensemble covered the song on their album Trails in 2007.
- It was covered by Steve Whiteman of Kix and George Lynch of Dokken and appears on Lynch's 2008 album Scorpion Tales.
- In 2008, Ecuadorian band Corvus recorded a Spanish version called "Aun te amo" on their album En tu asusencia, preserving their hard rock style.
- A Brazilian version was recorded by Cleiton e Camargo entitled "Meu Anjo Azul".
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