Because I Love You (The Postman Song)

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"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)"
Because I love you (the postman song).jpg
Single by Stevie B
from the album Love & Emotion
B-side"Love Me for Life"
ReleasedSeptember 1, 1990
FormatCD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi
Recorded1988
GenrePop
Length5:00 (Album version)
3:46 (Radio version)
LabelLMR (Lefrak-Moelis Records) / RCA
Songwriter(s)Warren Allen Brooks
Producer(s)Stevie B
Stevie B singles chronology
"Love & Emotion"
(1990)
"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)"
(1990)
"I'll Be by Your Side"
(1991)

"Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" is a song written by Warren Allen Brooks and performed by Stevie B. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1990 and remained there for four consecutive weeks. It also spent two weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song also reached the top ten in several countries worldwide, including Belgium and the Netherlands, where it peaked at number two. It received a Gold certification in Australia and the United States.

In August 2018 Billboard ranked the song the 71st-biggest hit in the history of the Hot 100.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06

CD maxi

  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06
  3. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" – 5:00
  4. "Love Me for Life" – 5:16

7" single

  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (radio edit) – 3:46
  2. "Love Me for Life" (radio edit) – 3:06

12" maxi

  1. "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" – 5:00
  2. "Love Me for Life" – 5:16

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[19] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Groove Coverage version[edit]

"Because I Love You"
Groove Coverage - Because I Love You Remix.jpg
Single by Groove Coverage
from the album Greatest Hits
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2007
FormatVinyl,
12" single
GenreTrance, electronic
Length3:08
LabelZeitgeist (Universal)
Suprime:Music
Songwriter(s)Warren Allen Brooks
Producer(s)Axel Konrad, Ole Wierk
Groove Coverage singles chronology
"21st Century Digital Girl"
(2006)
"Because I Love You"
(2007)
"Innocent"
(2010)

"Because I Love You" is the first single from German trance group Groove Coverage's Greatest Hits album. Like most of Groove Coverage's songs it is sung by Mell, with Verena providing vocals during the song's bridge.

Versions[edit]

  1. Because I Love You (Radio Version) 3:09
  2. Because I Love You (Radio Version With Synth) 3:37
  3. Because I Love You (Pop Mix) 3:08
  4. Because I Love You (Club Mix Short) 3:45
  5. Because I Love You (Extended Mix) 6:19
  6. Because I Love You (Club Mix) 5:22
  7. Because I Love You (Bootleg Mix Short) 3:20
  8. Because I Love You (Bootleg Mix) 5:37
  9. Because I Love You (Elektrofachgeschäft Mix Short) 3:11
  10. Because I Love You (Elektrofachgeschäft Mix) 5:10
  11. Because I Love You (Rocco & Bass T's Jump Mix) 5:12
  12. Because I Love You (DJ Kaya Remix) 6:16
  13. Because I Love You (Flip & Fill Remix) 5.28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[29] 58
Germany (Official German Charts)[30] 72

Other versions[edit]

In 1991, Hong Kong singer Alex To and Hacken Lee covered this song in Cantonese. In 1992, saxophonist Richard Elliot covered the song from his album Soul Embrace.[31]

In 1999, American-German singer Ray Horton covered the song on his album "First Time" and released the song as a single. The song was re-released in 2012 as digital download by Booya Records.

In 2002, German disc jockey and electronic music producer Marko Albrecht (mostly known as Mark 'Oh) covered this song on his single album Because I Love You: Mark'Oh meets Digital Rockers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Biggest Hits of All: The Hot 100's All-Time Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
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  4. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 1423." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1414." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
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  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Stevie B". Irish Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 10, 1991" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  12. ^ "Charts.nz – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". VG-lista.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Stevie B. – Because I Love You (The Postman Song)". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Stevie B Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Stevie B Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  19. ^ a b "1991 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1991" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "RPM 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 1991". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "Top 100 Singles - Jahrescharts 1991" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  24. ^ "Single top 100 over 1991" (PDF) (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved April 13, 2010.
  25. ^ "Jaaroverzichten - Single 1991" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  26. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1991". Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2009.
  27. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade – The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  28. ^ "American single certifications – Stevie B. – Because I Love You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 12, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  29. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Groove Coverage – Because I Love You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  30. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Groove Coverage – Because I Love You". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  31. ^ "Soul Embrace overview". Allmusic.com.