Amado Mio

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"Amado Mio"
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Single by Grace Jones
from the album Bulletproof Heart
B-side "Crack Attack"
Released April 1990
Format
Genre House
Length 5:20 (album version)
4:01 (radio edit)
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Jonathan Elias
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Love on Top of Love"
(1989)
"Amado Mio"
(1990)
"7 Day Weekend"
(1992)
"Love on Top of Love"
(1989)
"Amado Mio"
(1990)
"7 Day Weekend"
(1992)
"Amado Mio" has been performed regularly since 2009 by Swenglistic Underground in Stockholm as a tourist parody, here underground at the Lillienhoff Palace in 2010.

"Amado Mio" is a song from the classic 1946 film noir Gilda, written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts. The piece was lip-synched by Rita Hayworth and sung by Anita Kert Ellis.

Grace Jones's rendition of the song on her 1989 album Bulletproof Heart served as its second and the last single,[clarification needed] released in 1990. A special "Brazilian Mix" of "Amado Mio" was produced to promote the single, which was later available on the 2004 CD re-issue of Bulletproof Heart. The song charted low on European charts, despite being promoted live on various occasions. In the US, the single was a double A-side with "Crack Attack", and became a significant dance hit.

Grace Jones track listing[edit]

  • 7" single
A. "Amado Mio" (The Brazilian Mix – radio edit) – 3:45
B. "Amado Mio" (LP version – radio edit) – 4:02
  • 12" single
A. "Amado Mio" (The Brazilian Mix) – 6:24
B1. "Amado Mio" (The 28th St. Crew Club Mix) – 6:16
B2. "Amado Mio" (The 28th St. Crew Dub Mix) – 7:08
  • US 12" single
A1. "Amado Mio" (The Brazilian Mix) – 6:23
A2. "Amado Mio" (The 28th St. Crew Dub Mix) – 7:08
B1. "Crack Attack" (The Don't Do It Mix) – 6:16
B2. "Crack Attack" (LP version) – 5:20
  • CD single
  1. "Amado Mio" (The Brazilian Mix) – 6:24
  2. "Amado Mio" (The 28th St. Crew Club Mix) – 6:16
  3. "Amado Mio" (The 28th St. Crew Dub Mix) – 7:08

Grace Jones chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Germany[1] 83
Italy[2] 38
United Kingdom[3] 96
United States (Hot Dance Club Songs)[4] 11

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chartverfolgung / JONES, GRACE / Single" (in German). www.musicline.de. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Indice per Interprete: J". www.hitparadeitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats – Grace Jones – Amado Mio". www.chartstats.com. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-12-21.