Be My Lover Now

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"Be My Lover Now"
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Single by Giorgio Moroder and Philip Oakey
from the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
Released August 1985
Format Single
Recorded 1985
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:42
Label Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) Moroder and Oakey
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Philip Oakey singles chronology
"Good-Bye Bad Times"
(1985)
"Be My Lover Now"
(1985)
"What Comes After Goodbye"
(1990)
"Good-Bye Bad Times"
(1985)
"Be My Lover Now"
(1985)
"What Comes After Goodbye"
(1990)
Giorgio Moroder singles chronology
"Good-Bye Bad Times"
(1985)
"Be My Lover Now"
(1985)
"To Be Number One"
(1990)
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"Be My Lover Now" is a song by the British singer and composer Philip Oakey and producer Giorgio Moroder. It was written by Oakey and Moroder and recorded for the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder. It was released as a single in the UK in August 1985 where it reached number 74 in the singles charts and remained in the charts for 1 week. It was the third and final single to be released from the brief Oakey/Moroder partnership which had started with the single "Together in Electric Dreams" (1984).[1]

Because the single was not a huge success and neither was the album, it effectively ended the short-lived partnership between Oakey and Moroder in 1985. Oakey returned to work with his band, The Human League, full-time.

Music video[edit]

Philip Oakey in music video for "Be My Lover Now"

The Music Video for “Be My Lover Now” was much less extravagant than the high budget video for the previous single "Good-Bye Bad Times". It borrows heavily from Robert Palmer’s "Addicted to Love" and Stock Aitken and Waterman music videos of 1985.

The video has a surreal theme and features Philip Oakey performing on stage in an ornate theatre, with 3 female backing singers/dancers and two female podium dancers either side of the stage who are dressed identically. To an audience of identical blue dress wearing female 'clones' in their 30s/ 40s who are competing for Oakey's attention.

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