Be Mine! (Robyn song)

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"Be Mine!"
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Single by Robyn
from the album Robyn
B-side "Eclipse", "Jack U Off"
Released 30 March 2005 (2005-03-30) (Scandinavia)
14 January 2008 (2008-01-14) (elsewhere)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded Cosmos Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre Electropop
Length 3:26
Label Konichiwa
Songwriter(s) Robyn, Klas Åhlund
Producer(s) Klas Åhlund
Robyn singles chronology
"Don't Stop the Music"
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"Be Mine!"
(2005)
"Who's That Girl"
(2005)
"Don't Stop the Music"
(2003/2004)
"Be Mine!"
(2005)
"Who's That Girl"
(2005)
Alternative cover
UK CD single cover
UK CD single cover

"Be Mine!" is a song by Swedish recording artist Robyn, written and composed by herself and producer Klas Åhlund for her self-titled fourth studio album (2005). It was released as the album's lead single in Scandinavia in 2005, and released as the fourth single from the album across most European territories in 2008.

The track reached number three on the Swedish Singles Chart, and scored some success in the rest of Scandinavia, peaking within the top twenty in Finland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Released to great critical success, the song was ranked number twenty-one on Pitchfork Media's list of Top 50 Singles of 2005[1] and number fourth on a same-titled list by Stylus Magazine.[2] Remixes of "Be Mine!" were produced by Dusty Kid, Jori Hulkkonen, Meat Boys, Ocelot, Redroche and Roger Sanchez,[3] with a studio live version being featured on Robyn's The Rakamonie EP. The song is performed with piano accompaniment in live acoustic versions by Robyn.

The song's chorus was sampled for Rye Rye's 2011 song "Never Will Be Mine", which also features Robyn.

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were produced for the song. The original video of "Be Mine!", directed by Brad Kluck and released in 2005, shows several Robyns (one bald, one a green-haired stripper, one with a bowl-cut and another disheveled-looking one with white hair) featured in different scenes. Most of the different Robyns self-evaluate their appearance in some way, by looking into mirrors.

A new music video, directed by Max Vitali, was filmed for the 2007 release. It switches between shots of Robyn in a white room and Robyn going to a bar with a friend at night. Fitting with the songs lyrics, Robyn sees her object of infatuation at the bar, who she envisions to be holding her (however, is in fact kissing his girlfriend). The new video for "Be Mine!" was first released on 27 November 2007 and is shown exclusively at Robyn's official website.

Track listings[edit]

Swedish CD single

(KOR001; Released 30 March 2005 (2005-03-30))

  1. "Be Mine!" – 3:26
  2. "Be Mine!" (At Högalid Studio) – 4:10
  3. "Jack U Off" – 2:14
UK CD single and iTunes EP[4]

(1759899; Released 14 January 2008 (2008-01-14) [physical] / 11 January 2008 (2008-01-11) [digital])

  1. "Be Mine!" – 3:26
  2. "Be Mine!" (Ballad Version) – 4:10
  3. "Eclipse" – 3:30
  4. "Be Mine!" (Roger Sanchez Remix) – 7:59
UK iTunes single[5]

(Released 4 January 2008 (2008-01-04))

  1. "Be Mine!" (Soul Seekerz Club Mix) – 7:38
  2. "Be Mine!" (Soul Seekerz Radio Edit) – 3:18
UK iTunes remix EP[6]

(Released 14 December 2007 (2007-12-14))

  1. "Be Mine!" (Roger Sanchez Mix) – 8:00
  2. "Be Mine!" (Redroche Vocal Mix) – 6:59
  3. "Be Mine!" (Ocelot Mthrfckrs Remix) – 6:20
  4. "Be Mine!" (Wasted Youth Mix) – 4:31
  5. "Be Mine!" (Dusty Kid In the Tunnels Mix) – 7:19
  6. "Be Mine!" (Meat Boys Remix) – 4:59
  7. "Be Mine!" (Jori Hulkkonen Vocal) – 9:03
European CD maxi single

(0191336MIN; Released 29 August 2008 (2008-08-29))

  1. "Be Mine!" (Original) – 3:26
  2. "Be Mine!" (Plastik Funk Remix) – 6:21
  3. "Be Mine!" (Wasted Youth Mix) – 4:34
  4. "Be Mine!" (Jori Hulkkonen Vocal Mix) – 9:06
  5. "Be Mine!" (Ballad Version) – 4:10
  6. "Be Mine!" (Video)

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Be Mine!":[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Finnish Singles Chart[8] 11
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 13
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 3
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart[8] 54
Belgian Tip Chart (Flanders)[8] 23
European Hot 100 Singles[9] 36
German Singles Chart[8] 59
Irish Singles Chart[10] 35
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 65
UK Singles Chart[11] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 Singles of 2005". Pitchfork Media. 30 December 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "Stylus Magazine's Top 50 Singles of 2005". Stylus Magazine. 5 December 2005. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2007. 
  3. ^ "'Be Mine'... the next single!". robyn.com. Archived from the original on 23 November 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2007. 
  4. ^ "Be Mine! – EP by Robyn". UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Be Mine! – Single by Robyn". UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Be Mine! (Remixes) – EP by Robyn". UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Robyn – Robyn (CD, Album)". Discogs. Archived from the original on 9 December 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2007. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Robyn – Be Mine!". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2010. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Robyn Album & Song Chart History – European Hot 100". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Discography Robyn". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "2008 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive". Official Charts Company. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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