You Won't Forget About Me
|"You Won't Forget About Me"|
|Single by Dannii Minogue vs. Flower Power|
|from the album Club Disco and The Hits and Beyond|
|Released||October 25, 2004|
|Format||CD single, vinyl single, digital download|
|Label||All Around the World, Universal, Mushroom|
|Writer(s)||Andrea Jeannine, Steph Mazzacani, Hannah Robinson, Dannii Minogue, Bruce Elliott-Smith|
|Dannii Minogue chronology|
"You Won't Forget About Me" is a pop and dance song performed by the Australian singer Dannii Minogue, released in autumn 2004 (see 2004 in music). Originally released as a single only, the track appeared on Minogue's 2006 compilation album, The Hits & Beyond, and has since been officially added to the track listing of the studio album, Club Disco.
Composition and inspiration
"You Won't Forget About Me" is a dance/pop song, which features the use of heavy drum beats and synth strings. The songs lyrics, written by Minogue, Pete Hammond and Bruce Elliot-Smith, describe a summer romance that has now ended. The two lovers reassure each other that "you won't forget about me / as long as you live".
After the success of her previous album, Neon Nights, Minogue was asked by All Around the World Records, a major dance label whose main signings were Cascada, Ultrabeat, N-trance and Flip & Fill, if she would write the lyrics to a popular dance instrumental track called "Flower Power", which was a huge hit in clubs in Ibiza. Minogue agreed and wrote the lyrics to the song that became "You Won't Forget About Me". About writing lyrics for the song Minogue said, "I'd heard it without vocals and I thought, 'Fantastic'. I had already written loads of vocals for myself and knew I had something that would be perfect for it."
The music video for the song was directed by Hervey & Carolyn. It is more edgy than previous Minogue videos and was inspired by the television show Sex and the City. The music video is filled with rewind and fast-forward sequences. Dannii's date is played by her friend, the male model Benjamin Hart.
The video begins with Dannii returning home from a date. She then takes off her dress, slips into an oversized T-shirt, and then has a girls' night out with her girlfriends at her house, drinking, dancing, and playing around. Dannii's date calls her and she begins to get ready for her next date. She takes off her shirt and lies on her bed, daydreaming about her and her date being intimate. Dannii's girlfriends then help her get dressed, in the same blue dress, and they start dancing and playing around a final time before Dannii notices the doorbell. She puts her barette back in her hair, answers the door, and starts making out with her date. Just like in the beginning of the video.
"You Won't Forget About Me" was a top ten hit in the UK, peaking at number seven and remained in the charts for five weeks, selling 30,000 copies. At the end of 2004, the British Music Industry Bible named the song the fifth biggest club track of the year in its Upfront Clup Top 100.
In the U.S., although the single did not gain widespread rhythmic/dance format radio airplay like her previous singles and did not make the Hot Dance Airplay chart, it was also a dance hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart.
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "You Won't Forget About Me".
Australian CD single
UK CD single #1
UK CD single #2
Spanish CD single
Greek CD Enhanced single
UK 12" vinyl single
US 12" vinyl single
|Australian Singles Chart||20|
|Finnish Singles Chart||7|
|French Singles Chart||55|
|Irish Singles Chart||22|
|Italian Singles Chart||12|
|Russian Singles Chart||40|
|Scottish Singles Chart||2|
|Spanish Singles Chart||14|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
|Turkish Singles Chart||4|
|UK Dance Singles Chart||1|
The following people contributed to "You Won't Forget About Me":
- Dannii Minogue - lead vocals
- Hannah Robinson - backing vocals
- Ross Cullum - vocal production
- Mr Oxx, Andrea Jeannine - mixing, production
- Sean McMenomy - photography
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- "Dannii Minogue vs. Flower Power - You Won't Forget About Me". ItalianCharts.com. Retrieved July 21, 2008.
- «Discography Dannii Minogue». Irish-Charts.com. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
- "Chronology". DanniiMusic.com. Retrieved December 7, 2007.
- "Dannographii: You Won't Forget About Me". DanniiMusic.com. Retrieved December 7, 2007.
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