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"
Released1987
Recorded1986
StudioSimple (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
GenreItalo disco
Length4:05
LabelCBS
Songwriter(s)
  • Ivana Spagna
  • Giorgio Spagna
  • Alfredo Larry Pignagnoli
Producer(s)
  • Larry Pignagnoli
  • Theo Spagna
Spagna singles chronology
"Easy Lady"
(1986)
"Call Me"
(1987)
"Dance Dance Dance"
(1987)

"Call Me" is a song by Italian singer Spagna, released in 1987 as the second single from her debut studio album, Dedicated to the Moon (1987). The music video for the song was filmed in and around Nottingham, England. The majority of the video was filmed in and around the Ritzy nightclub, with the nearby Belvoir Castle also featuring.

Unlike its predecessor, "Easy Lady", "Call Me" was also released in North America and Japan. A "U.S. remix" was made by Steve Thompson and Mike Barbiero. The single's B-side, "Girl, It's Not the End of the World", also appears on Spagna's debut album.

Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge recorded a Spanish cover of the song, titled "Por Ti", for her 1988 album Vivencias. Yolandita also made a music video to accompany this song.

Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas recorded a cover version of the song and released it as the second official single from her second studio album, Ochenta's (2006).

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

Commercial performance[edit]

"Call Me" reached number one in Spain, while peaking at number two in Italy and the United Kingdom, as well as number three in Ireland.[1][2][3] In France, the single debuted at number 40, before peaking at number four in its 10th week on the chart, and was certified silver by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique (SNEP) that same year.[4][5] Elsewhere, "Call Me" charted within the top five in Finland and Norway, and the top 10 in Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and West Germany.[6][7]

In 1988, the U.S. remix of the song reached number 13 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and number 18 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales in the United States.[8][9]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Spagna – vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Larry Pignagnoli – production, arrangements
  • Theo Spagna – production, arrangements
  • Graziano Ferrari – photography
  • Toni Contiero – artwork
  • Recorded and mixed at Simple Studios (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[5] Silver 250,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "Spagna: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Lescharts.com – Spagna – Call Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  5. ^ a b "French single certifications – Spagna – Call Me" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 22 December 2020. Select SPAGNA and click OK. 
  6. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Spagna – Call Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  7. ^ a b Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
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  9. ^ a b "Spagna Chart History (Dance Singles Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 287. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
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  13. ^ "European Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3 no. 34. 29 August 1987. p. 12. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  14. ^ "Top 3 in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4 no. 24. 20 June 1987. p. 16. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Spagna" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Spagna – Call Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  17. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". VG-lista.
  18. ^ "SA Charts 1965–1989 (As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion) – Acts S". The South African Rock Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 17 May 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". Singles Top 100.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Spagna – Call Me". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Spagna – Call Me". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1987 – Singles" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  23. ^ "European Charts of the Year 1987 – Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4 no. 51/52. 26 December 1987. p. 34. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  24. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 1987" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  25. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1987" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  26. ^ "Gallup Year End Charts 1987: Singles". Record Mirror. London. 23 January 1988. p. 36. ISSN 0144-5804.
  27. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts – 1987" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 22 December 2020.