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"
Released September 1, 1990
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Length 5:00 (Album version)
3:46 (Radio version)
Label LMR (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)
"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 Billboard Hot 100 chart in December, 1990, and remained there for four consecutive weeks.[1] It also spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary.[2] The song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart and number eight on the Australian Singles Chart.

The song is listed at number 64 on Billboard's Top 100 songs for the 55th Anniversary of the Hot 100 chart.[3]

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

Chart performance[edit]

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
Released September 14, 2007
Format Vinyl,
12" single
Genre Trance, electronic
Label Zeitgeist (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)
"21st Century Digital Girl"
(2006)
"Because I Love You"
(2007)

"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)[17] 58
Germany (Official German Charts)[18] 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.[19]

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. ^ "The Hot 100 - December 8, 1990". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961–2001. Record Research. p. 232. 
  3. ^ "Hot 100 55th Anniversary: The All-Time Top 100 Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Because I Love You (the Postman Song)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  5. ^ "Adult Contemporary – Volume 53, No. 8, January 26, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 53, No. 8, January 26, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1991" (PDF) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  9. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved April 7, 2008)
  10. ^ a b Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved June 28, 2008)
  11. ^ 1991 Australian Singles Chart aria.com (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  12. ^ "Adult Contemporary – Volume 53, No. 8, December 21, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 55, No. 3, December 21, 1991". RPM Music Publications Ltd. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1991". Archived from the original on July 7, 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ US certifications riaa.com Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 28, 2008)
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Groove Coverage – Because I Love You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  18. ^ "Musicline.de – Groove Coverage Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  19. ^ "Soul Embrace overview". Allmusic.com.