Bee (song)

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'"Bee" is a song recorded by German singers Lena Meyer-Landrut and Jennifer Braun, composed by American-Israeli songwriter Rosi Golan, American singer-songwriter Mayaeni Strauss and Norwegian songwriter Per Kristian Ottestad. Both Braun and Meyer-Landrut released their versions of the song, but Meyer-Landrut's version outperformed Braun's, reaching number three in the German singles chart while Braun's version peaked at No. 21.

Jennifer Braun version[edit]

"Bee"
Bee-Braun.jpg
Single by Jennifer Braun
Released 13 March 2010
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop[1]
Length 2:38
Label USFO, Universal[1]
Songwriter(s) Rosi Golan, Mayaeni Strauss, Per Kristian Ottestad
Jennifer Braun singles chronology
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"Bee"
(2010)
"Satellite"
(2010)

"Bee" was one of three songs performed by Jennifer Braun in the final of Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), the national pre-selection programme for Germany's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.[2] However, the audience chose Braun's contender Lena Meyer-Landrut and her version of the song "Satellite" for the contest in Oslo.[3] "Bee" was made available for digital download on 13 March 2010[4] and is also featured on Braun's maxi single "I Care for You".[1] "Bee" subsequently charted in Germany, reaching a peak position of No. 21.[5]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Jennifer Braun
  • Producer – Per Kristian "Boots" Ottestad
  • Music – Rosi Golan, Per Kristian "Boots" Ottestad, Mayaeni Strauss
  • Lyrics – Rosi Golan, Per Kristian "Boots" Ottestad, Mayaeni Strauss
  • Label: USFO for Universal Deutschland

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 21

Lena Meyer-Landrut version[edit]

"Bee"
Bee-Meyer-Landrut.jpg
Single by Lena
from the album My Cassette Player[7]
Released 13 March 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop[8]
Length 2:59
Label USFO, Universal Music Germany[8]
Songwriter(s) Rosi Golan, Mayaeni Strauss, Per Kristian Ottestad
Producer(s) Per Kristian Ottestad

"Bee" was also performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the final of Unser Star für Oslo. However, the audience chose "Satellite" to be her designated song for the contest in Oslo.[3] Meyer Landrut's version of "Bee" was also made available for digital download on 13 March 2010,[9] and is featured on Meyer-Landrut's maxi single "Satellite".[8] The song subsequently charted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, reaching peak positions of #3, #26 and #27 respectively.[10][11][12]

"Bee" is from Meyer-Landrut's debut album My Cassette Player, which was released on 7 May 2010.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital release
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bee" Rosi Golan, Per Kristian Ottestad, Mayaeni Strauss Ottestad 2:59

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 26
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 27

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
German Singles Chart[16] 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Amazon. I Care for You maxi single. Amazon.de. Accessed 13 May 2010. (German)
  2. ^ Unser Star für Oslo. Jennifer Braun - "Bee" Unser-Star-fuer-Oslo.de. 12 March 2010. Accessed 6 May 2010. (German)
  3. ^ a b Niggemeier, Stefan. "Unser Star für Oslo": Der merkwürdig unbefriedigende Sieg der Lena Meyer-Landrut. FAZ.net. 13 March 2010. Accessed 2 May 2010. (German)
  4. ^ Amazon. Bee. Amazon.de. Accessed 6 May 2010. (German)
  5. ^ PhonoNet GmbH. Jennifer Braun Chartverfolgung Musicline.de. Accessed 11 May 2, 2010. (German)
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jennifer Braun – Bee". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  7. ^ a b Amazon. My Cassette Player. Amazon.de. Accessed 1 May 2010. (German)
  8. ^ a b c Amazon. Satellite maxi single. Amazon.de. Accessed 2 May 2010. (German)
  9. ^ "Bee: Lena" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  10. ^ PhonoNet GmbH. Lena Meyer-Landrut Chartverfolgung Musicline.de. Accessed 2 May 2010. (German)
  11. ^ Hung Medien. Discographie Lena Meyer-Landrut. Austriancharts.at. Accessed 2 May 2010. (German)
  12. ^ Hung Medien. Discography Lena Meyer-Landrut. Swisscharts.com. Accessed 2 May 2010.
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Lena Meyer-Landrut – Bee" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lena Meyer-Landrut – Bee". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Lena Meyer-Landrut – Bee". Swiss Singles Chart.
  16. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110111042611/http://www.viva.tv/charts/viva-single-jahrescharts-2010-2010-212/?start=90. Archived from the original on January 11, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)