Dov'è l'amore

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"Dov'è l'amore"
Single by Cher
from the album Believe
B-side "All or Nothing"
Released July 6, 1999 (U.S.)
October 25, 1999 (U.K.)
Recorded 1998
Genre Latin pop[1]
Length

Album Version 4:18

Emilio Estefan Jr. Radio Edit 3:46
Label Warner Bros/Wea
Writer(s) Mark Taylor, Paul Barry
Producer(s) Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling
Cher singles chronology
"All or Nothing"
(1999)
"Dov'è l'amore"
(1999)
"Più che puoi"
(2001)
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"Dov'è l'amore" (Italian pronunciation: [doˈvɛ laˈmoːɾe]; English: Where's the Love) is the fourth international single by American singer-actress Cher from her twenty-second studio album, Believe. It was released in the U.S.A. on July 6, 1999 by Warner Bros, and WEA.

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment Weekly described this song as "Italian salsa" further adding that it's her voice unmistakable.[2]

Music video[edit]

Cher in the music video for "Dov'è l'amore".

In a 1999 Norwegian interview, when Cher said that Dov'è l'amore would serve as her fourth international single, she also revealed that singer Madonna insisted that she wanted to direct its music video, but for unknown reasons, she was replaced by Jamie O'Connor.[3]

The video for Dov'è l'amore follows the story of a man who tries to win the affections of a Latina woman. During the course of the video many people are shown dancing to flamenco, others are shown playing guitars and some people are just enjoying watching the dancers. In the video Cher wore a big red flamenco dress and she sat in a red room while singing and petting a chihuahua dog. The concept of the song and video was considered[by whom?] an attempt to ride into the wave of the rising Latin influence in music at the time of its release, having both a Spanish genre, and Italian lyrics.[citation needed]

The track used for the original Dov'è l'amore video was the (Emilio Estefan, Jr. Radio Edit) instead of the album version which is a bit slower and nearly 30 seconds longer in track length.

In late 1999, Dan-O-Rama remixed the Dov'è l'amore video, but instead of using a remix of the song he left the Dov'è l'amore (Emilio Estefan Jr. Radio Edit) in it and only remixed some video clips. In the year 2000, this video was released as a promo on VHS tape in the UK. In 2004, it was officially released on DVD in the video compilation, The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection.

Live performances[edit]

Cher performed the song on the following concert tour:

The song was also performed on several TV shows .

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of all single releases of "Dov'è l'amore".

Official Mixes[edit]

  • Album Version (4:17)

Emilio Estefan Remixes

  • Emilio Estefan Jr. Radio Mix (aka "Radio Edit" on some releases) (3:47)
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. Extended Mix (5:39)

Ray Roc Remixes

  • Ray Roc's Latin Soul Vocal Mix (9:38)
  • Ray Roc's Radio Edit (3:33)
  • Ray Roc's No Drum Mix (3:33)
  • Ray Roc's Latin Soul Instrumental (9:06)
  • Ray Roc's Radio Instrumental (3:35)

Todd Terry Remixes

  • Tee's Radio Mix (3:20)
  • Tee's Freeze Radio (3:20)
  • TNT's Club Mix (6:53)
  • MT's Club Mix (6:52)
  • Tee's New Radio (3:19)
  • Radio Instrumental (3:16)
  • Club Instrumental (6:57)
  • Radio One Instrumental (3:20)
  • Tee's Capella (2:30)
  • Tee's Capella 2 (2:01)

Tony Moran Remixes

  • Tony Moran's Anthem Mix (aka "Tony Moran's Main Pass Mix" on some releases) (9:55)
  • Tony Moran's Anthem 7" Mix (aka "Tony Moran's Anthem Edit" on some releases) (3:34)
  • Tony Moran's 12" Mix (aka "Tony Moran's Mix" on some releases) (10:04)
  • Tony Moran's Radio Edit (4:25)
  • Tony Moran's Dub (9:17)

Almighty Remixes Promo

  • Almighty 12" Maxi Mix 1 (7:25) - 1999
  • Almighty 12" Maxi Mix 2 (7:08) - 2005

Charts[edit]

Covers[edit]

  • Italian singer Albano Carrisi recorded an Italian-language version in 2001 called "Cos'è l'amore"
  • Turkish singer Ajda Pekkan recorded the song as Aşka İnanma
  • Serbian singer Zorana Pavić recorded the song as Miris ljubavi

References[edit]

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