Desire (Yello song)

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"Desire"
Yello - Desire.jpg
Single by Yello
from the album Stella
ReleasedJune 4, 1985 (1985-06-04)
Format
GenreSynthpop
Length3:42
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Yello
Yello singles chronology
"Vicious Games"
(1985)
"Desire"
(1985)
"Oh Yeah"
(1985)
Music video
"Desire" on YouTube

"Desire" is a song by Swiss electronic band Yello, released in 1985[1] It was released as the third single from Yello's fourth studio album Stella. The song was written by Yello members Boris Blank and Dieter Meier and appears on the band's compilation album Essential Yello.

Background[edit]

"Desire" was released on 4 June 1985. Meier's friend, Swiss TV station owner Paul Grau, had suggested that the video should be shot in Havana in Cuba to match the song's Latin sound, and the video, which included three orchestras and around 150 dancers, was filmed there in May 1985.

In popular media[edit]

The song was later used in the Miami Vice episode "Killshot" in 1986, and in the film Dutch in 1991.[2]

Track listing[edit]

7" single

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Desire"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:42
2."Oh Yeah (Indian Summer)"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:05

Track listing[edit]

12" single

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Desire (Club Mix)"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier6:51
2."Oh Yeah (Indian Summer Mix)"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier5:32

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Switzerland Swiss Hitparade[3] 19
Germany GfK Entertainment charts[4] 16

References[edit]