Call Me (Spagna song)

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"Call Me"
Spagna Call Me Cover.jpg
Single by Spagna
from the album Dedicated to The Moon
B-side "Girl, It's Not the End of the World"
Released 1987
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Recorded 1986
Genre Italo disco
Length 4:05
Label CBS, Epic
Writer(s) Giorgio Spagna, Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli, Ivana Spagna
Producer(s) Spagna, Marco Marati
Spagna singles chronology
"Easy Lady"
(1986)
"Call Me"
(1987)
"Dance Dance Dance"
(1987)

"Call Me" is a 1987 song recorded by the Italian singer Spagna. It was the second single from her debut album Dedicated to the Moon, on which it features as first track. The single was released in 1987 in most European countries. The video for the song was filmed in and around Nottingham. The majority of the video was filmed in and around the 'Ritzy' nightclub, with the nearby Belvoir Castle also featuring.

Unlike the previous single "Easy Lady", this song was also released in Japan and America. A 'U.S. Remix' was made by Steve Thompson and Mike Barbiero. "Girl, It's Not the End of the World", the second track on the 7" single, is another song from Spagna's first album.

Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge recorded a Spanish cover of the song, titled "Por Ti" for her 1988 album Vivencias. It became an instant hit and was remixed by DJ Pablo Flores to become a club anthem in Puerto Rico and USA. Yolandita also made a music video to accompany this song.

Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas also recorded a cover version of the song and released it as the second official single from her second studio album Ochenta's.

The song was also covered by New Zealand band The Fan Club in 1988.

Chart performances[edit]

This single was a greater success than the previous one, "Easy Lady".

It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart[1] and number three on the Irish Singles Chart.[2]

The single reached number five in South Africa and the top five of other European countries. In France, it started at number 40 on 25 April 1987 and reached the top ten four weeks later. It peaked at number four and remained in the top 10 for seven weeks. The single appeared on the chart for 21 weeks.[3] The same year, it earned a Silver disc.[4]

On the Swiss Singles Chart (Top 30), "Call Me" featured for 13 weeks from March 29, peaking at number seven for two weeks.[5] The single was #8 on September 30 on the Swedish Singles Chart,[6] while it reached number four on the Norwegian Singles Chart in the 37th week of 1987.[7] "Call Me" made also a short appearance on the Austrian Singles Chart for three weeks, peaking at number 12.[8] In Germany, the single peaked for two weeks at number ten in June 1986.[8]

A year later, the single entered the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play (U.S.) in a remixed version, and was ranked #13 on April 2.[9]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Call Me" — 4:05
  2. "Girl, It's not the End of the World" — 4:15
12" maxi
  1. "Call Me" (long distance dub) — 6:40
  2. "Call Me" (instrumental) — 5:42
  3. "Call Me" (original euro 12" mix) — 6:05
  4. "Call Me" (popstand remix) — 7:20
12" single - Japan
  1. "Call Me" — 6:02
  2. "Girl, It's not the End of the World" — 5:05
7" single - U.S.
  1. "Call Me" (U.S. remix) — 4:05
  2. "Girl, It's not the End of the World" — 4:15
12" maxi - Remixes
  1. "Call Me" (special remix)
  2. "Call Me" (bonus track)
  3. "Call Me" (instrumental)
12" maxi - Remixes
  1. "Call Me" (viva mix) — 5:40
  2. "Girl It's Not the End of the World" — 4:15
  3. "Call Me" (bonus track) — 3:45
  4. "Call Me" (instrumental) — 5:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals by Spagna
  • Artwork by Toni Contiero
  • Arranged by : Theo Spagna, Larry Pignagnoli
  • Photography : Graziano Ferrari
  • Producer : Theo Spagna, Larry Pignagnoli
  • Recorded and mixed at Simple Studios Labelle Music

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved July 30, 2008)
  2. ^ Irish Singles Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  3. ^ "Call Me", French Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  4. ^ a b "Les certifications depuis 1973, database" (in French). Infodisc. Archived from the original on 30 November 2007. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Call Me", Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.com Archived October 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  6. ^ "Call Me", Swedish Singles Chart Hitparade.com (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  7. ^ "Call Me", Norwegian Singles Chart Lescharts.com Archived October 17, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  8. ^ a b "Call Me", Austrian and German Singles Charts Lescharts.com Archived October 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved February 14, 2008)
  9. ^ Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved July 30, 2008)
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Spagna – Call Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Spagna search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Spagna – Call Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Spagna Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Spagna". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". Top Digital Download.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". VG-lista.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". Singles Top 100.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Archive Chart: 1987-08-16" UK Singles Chart.
  20. ^ "Spagna – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Spagna.
  21. ^ Spagna's certifications and sales See: "Les Ventes" => "Toutes les certifications depuis 1973" => "SPAGNA" Infodisc.fr Archived November 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved July 30, 2008)