Always Have, Always Will (Ace of Base song)

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"Always Have Always Will"
Always Have Always Will (Ace of Base single - cover art).jpg
Single by Ace of Base
from the album Flowers
Released 7 December 1998
Genre Pop
Length 3:48
Label Mega
Songwriter(s) Mike Chapman, Jonas Berggren
Ace of Base singles chronology
"Travel to Romantis"
"Always Have Always Will"
"Everytime It Rains"
"Travel to Romantis"
"Always Have Always Will"
"Everytime It Rains"
Music video
"Always Have, Always Will" on YouTube

"Always Have Always Will" is a single by Swedish pop band Ace of Base. Heavily inspired by the Motown sound of the mid-1960s, the intro samples the intros from the Supremes track "Where Did Our Love Go" and the Four Tops track "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)". It was co-written by Jonas Berggren with Mike Chapman. The song was originally titled "Killer on the Rampage" and contained different lyrics. When the song was pitched as a potential song for the upcoming Flowers/Cruel Summer album, Arista records liked the melody; however, requested that the lyrics be rewritten.

The song was released from the album Flowers in many parts of the world, but at different times.

  • UK on 7 December 1998 as single three, following "Life Is a Flower" and "Cruel Summer".
  • Australia in early 1999 as the second single, following "Cruel Summer"
  • Scandinavia & Germany on 1 March 1999 as single four, following "Life Is a Flower", "Cruel Summer", and "Travel to Romantis".

Music video[edit]

The video to the song was directed by the band members themselves. It used footage from recording sessions, concerts and appearances of the band all across the world.

Track listings[edit]

  • EU CD single
  1. "Always Have, Always Will" – 3:47
  2. "Mercy Mercy" – 3:38
  • UK CD single
  1. "Always Have, Always Will" 3:47
  2. "Love for Sale" – 3:37
  3. "Whenever You're Near Me" – 3:32
  • UK CD single 2
  1. "Always Have, Always Will" – 3:47
  2. "Mercy Mercy" – 3:38
  3. "Living in Danger" (D-House mix – short version) – 4:04
  • Australian and German CD maxi
  1. Always Have Always Will – 3:47
  2. Mercy Mercy – 3:38
  3. Living in Danger (D-House mix – short version) – 4:04
  4. Love for Sale – 3:37
  • Scandinavian CD maxi
  1. Always Have Always Will – 3:47
  2. Captain Nemo – 4:01
  3. Love for Sale – 3:37
  • CD Promo
  1. Always Have Always Will – 3:47

"Love for Sale"[edit]

"Love For Sale" is an Ace of Base B-side from their third European album Flowers.

It was included in the maxi single of "Always Have Always Will" from 1998 in Australia, Sweden and later in the UK. Originally planned to be in the final track list of the Flowers album, it is a dance song written by Jonas Berggren and sung by Jenny and Malin Berggren about prostitutes' life in the city.

Cover versions[edit]

Swedish dansband Friends recorded a cover version on the 1999 on the album Friends på turné.[1]


Chart Peak
Australian Singles Chart 61[2]
Austrian Singles Chart 29[3]
Belgian Singles Chart (Flemish Region) 44[4]
Dutch Singles Chart 78[5]
Danish Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart 47
Irish Singles Chart 15
Swiss Singles Chart 29
Romanian Singles Chart 1
Romanian Airplay Chart 2
UK Airplay Chart 14
UK Singles Chart[6] 12


  • UK: 140,000


  1. ^ "Svensk mediedatabas". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  3. ^ "Charts". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Charts". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Charts". Retrieved 8 May 2011. 
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart (Retrieved August 8, 2011)

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