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The original version of "Everlasting Love" was recorded in Nashville by Robert Knight, whose producers Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden aimed to record him in a Motown style with especial reference to the Four Tops and the Temptations. Cason would recall how he and Gayden wrote "Everlasting Love" to serve as B-side for a song entitled "The Weeper", which they were to record with Knight. The night before the recording session for "The Weeper", Gayden stopped by Cason's home and, according to Cason, "as usual brought several melodies, riffs and grooves to work on", two of whose hit potential particularly struck Cason, who had Gayden combine these ideas into one melody. The writing session was abbreviated as Gayden had to go home for supper; Cason assured his partner: "I'll put some kind of lyric to it... Neither of us was too concerned as we just knew that 'The Weeper' would be the hit of the session." Cason believes he may have drawn the phrase "everlasting love" from the biblical verse Jeremiah 31.3 which begins: "Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love".
Ultimately "Everlasting Love" was released as an A-side for Knight and reached #13 in 1967. Subsequently the song has reached the U.S. Top 40 three times, most successfully by Carl Carlton, who peaked at #6 in 1974, with more moderate success for remakes by Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet (#32/ 1981) and Gloria Estefan (#27/ 1995).
In January 1968, Love Affair took the song to #1 in the UK. They had initially recorded the song playing all the instruments themselves, with Muff Winwood producing, but CBS Records rejected it as uncommercial, and arranged for a new version to be recorded under the musical direction of Keith Mansfield, with Mike Smith[disambiguation needed] producing, in which vocalist Steve Ellis sang to a backing track performed by an orchestra, brass section and backing vocalists, including Kiki Dee and Madeline Bell. While it was in the charts the group inadvertently caused some controversy in the press when they admitted that they had not played on it, although this had long since been common practice in the pop industry. It had previously been offered by the record label to Marmalade, who turned it down as they thought it too pop-oriented for them.
Also in the UK, the Robert Knight original had peaked at #40 in 1968, but was re-issued in 1974 and reached #19. In 1981, the duet version with Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet hit #35. "Everlasting Love" reached the UK Top 20 three times in the 1990s with versions by Worlds Apart (#20/ 1993), Gloria Estefan (#19/ 1995) and, most successfully, with a charity single by the Cast from Casualty that reached #5 in 1998. In 2004, Jamie Cullum reached #20 with his version.
Thus, "Everlasting Love" is one of two songs to become a Hot 100 top 40 hit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s (the other being "The Way You Do the Things You Do") and the only song to become a UK top 40 hit in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, always—with the exception of the 1980s—reaching the UK top 20.
In 1987 the rendition of "Everlasting Love" by Sandra reached at least the Top 20 in at least eight territories, going Top 10 in four. Her version also reached UK #45 in early 1989, affording "Everlasting Love" its second UK Top 50 incarnation of the decade. The song has also charted internationally via its renditions by Love Affair, Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet and Worlds Apart.
As early as 1968, "Everlasting Love" was remade for the C&W market by Hank Locklin, who charted at #57. Narvel Felts would make the song a major C&W hit in 1979, reaching #14 on the Billboard C&W chart; a concurrent remake by Louise Mandrell peaked at #69 C&W.
Just prior to the release of Jamie Cullum's 2004 version, Buzz Cason theorized on his composition's appeal: "It's an uplifting song, with a real positive feeling, and it's danceable. I think people get a lift from it. When it comes to that chorus it just really lets go." (Nashville Times Daily 28 October 2004)
Robert Knight version
|Single by Robert Knight|
|from the album Everlasting Love|
|Label||Rising Sons RS45-705 (US)
Monument MON 1008 (UK)
|Writer(s)||Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden|
|Producer(s)||Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden|
|Robert Knight singles chronology|
The original version of "Everlasting Love" was recorded at Fred Foster Sound Studio in Nashville: the session personnel included Kenny Buttrey on drums  and Carol Montgomery providing background vocals with song composer Buzz Cason. According to Cason, the track "had some different sounds on it that, for the time period, were kind of innovative. The string sound is actually an organ and we used a lot of echo." Robert Knight recalls: "Bob and Mac were country [music] artists...so I had to make it more of an R&B song. I practiced and practiced on it - it was a hard song to sing because at the time it was hard to sing a fast song slow. I didn't sing it [as] written...I made some changes to fit my voice, and I didn't [sing] it note for note. They had the melody going too fast and it was jamming...it wasn't sounding right. So I started what you call a steady step...singing a beat and a half: 'hearts-go-a-stray' - like that. It wasn't like that in the beginning, and I think that's what got 'Everlasting Love' off the ground."
Although Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden had written "Everlasting Love" to serve as the B-side for their composition "The Weeper" which Robert Knight would record the next day, the hit potential of "Everlasting Love" was evident at the end of that recording session, and it was the last-named song which was issued as Knight's single in July 1967. "The Weeper" would in fact never be released, the track "Somebody's Baby" serving as the B-side for "Everlasting Love".
Debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 dated 30 September 1967, "Everlasting Love" had already reached #1 in Philadelphia and Detroit by the time of its Top 40 debut on 21 October 1967. Cason - "['Everlasting Love'] drove...the promotion guys nuts since it hit in one market then several weeks later pop up somewhere else." The track spent its second week at its Hot 100 peak of #13 on the chart dated December 2, 1967 then dropped off the Hot 100 over the next three weeks. The R&B chart peak of "Everlasting Love" was #14.
In its original release, Knight's "Everlasting Love" lost out in the UK to a cover by Love Affair, although Knight's version did spend two weeks at #40 UK in January 1968. In the spring of 1974, Knight's "Everlasting Love" had a second UK release to follow up the Top Ten success of the reissue of Knight's "Love on a Mountain Top"; this time the first-named track reached #19.
An airplay staple on American oldies radio stations (though less so than the 1974 Carl Carlton version), Knight's "Everlasting Love" has become a "cult favorite" of the beach music scene. In a 2011 interview, Buzz Cason stated that the Robert Knight original of "Everlasting Love" remained Cason's favourite version of the song: "I just think Robert's was the one [version] that had the magic in it."
Two years later, White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin'", which also eventually peaked at #13 on the Hot 100, mimicked "Everlasting Love"'s theme of singing the first verse only once but later verses and choruses repeatedly.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||13|
|UK Singles Chart||40|
|UK Singles Chart||19|
Love Affair version
|Single by The Love Affair|
|B-side||"Gone are the songs of Yesterday" (Goodhand-Tait)|
|Producer(s)||Mike Smit h
Arranger = Keith Mansfield
|The Love Affair singles chronology|
In the UK, "Everlasting Love" was shopped to the group Marmalade, who rejected it as "too Pop"; "Everlasting Love" was then passed to the group Love Affair, who like Marmalade were on the CBS roster. Muff Winwood produced the original Love Affair recording of "Everlasting Love" but the label rejected it and producer Mike Smith recorded a new track featuring Love Affair lead vocalist Steve Ellis, backed by session musicians rather than his fellow band members.  The triangle featured in the song along with the other percussion was performed by session musician Peter Ahern. The female choir on this recording comprised Madeline Bell, Kiki Dee, Lesley Duncan and Kay Garner.
Debuting on the UK Top 50 dated 2 January 1968, "Everlasting Love" by Love Affair rose to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for a two-week stay that February. The track also charted internationally - see the chart below.
The band members of Love Affair soon admitted that their hit was essentially a studio production, incurring a spate of bad press, but no significant negative impact on the band's popularity. Their follow-up to "Everlasting Love": "Rainbow Valley" - another Cason/Gayden composition introduced by Robert Knight - reached #5 UK and the additional success of "A Day Without Love" (#6) made Love Affair the UK's top group in singles sales for the year 1968 apart from the Beatles.
All of these singles were released by CBS in the label's native USA on its Date Records subsidiary. However, despite their enormous popularity in Europe, none of the Love Affair's singles charted in the US.
|Australian Singles Chart||36|
|Austria singles chart||12|
|Belgium (Flemish Region) chart||10|
|French singles chart||76|
|German singles chart||12|
|Ireland singles chart||2|
|Malaysia singles chart||1|
|Netherlands singles chart||13|
|New Zealand singles chart||4|
|Norway singles chart||6|
|Poland singles chart||4|
|Swiss singles chart||6|
"The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" by Georgie Fame
|UK number-one single
(Love Affair version)
January 31, 1968 (two weeks)
"Mighty Quinn" by Manfred Mann
Carl Carlton version
|Single by Carl Carlton|
|from the album Everlasting Love|
|B-side||I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze|
|Label||Backbeat BB 27001|
|Producer(s)||Papa Don Schroeder, Tommy Cogbill|
|Carl Carlton singles chronology|
Carlton had recorded "Everlasting Love" in October 1973 at Nashville recording studio Creative Workshop, which was owned by the song's composer Buzz Cason; however, Cason was not involved in the recording by Carlton, the singer himself choosing to record "Everlasting Love", which he knew via the version on David Ruffin's 1969 My Whole World Ended album. Produced by Papa Don Schroeder and Tommy Cogbill, Carlton's original recording of "Everlasting Love" was issued as the B-side of the 1973 single "I Wanna Be Your Main Squeeze"; the track (i.e. "Everlasting Love") was then issued in July 1974 as an A-side after having been given a disco style remix, and became a discothèque favorite before breaking on the Hot 100 in September 1974 to proceed to a #6 peak that November, almost reaching the R&B Top Ten at #11. 
Carlton's version remains an airplay favorite on American oldies radio stations. According to Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), the 1974 Carl Carlton version has been played more than 4 million times.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||6|
Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet version
"Everlasting Love" reached the Top 40 for the third time in the summer of 1981 via a duet version cut by Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet; this version features revised lyrics including an additional verse of uncredited authorship which was approved by the song's composers.
The track marked the Columbia debut of Sweet who'd previously recorded two albums for the new wave oriented Stiff label. According to Sweet upon submitting the tracks intended to comprise her first album for Columbia - all original songs produced by Pete Solly - she was told: "we'd like you to cut some more songs. And we'd like it if they weren't yours." Columbia was hoping that augmenting Sweet's album with outside material produced by Rick Chertoff - then best known for his work with Air Supply - would provide Sweet with a commercial breakout, with "Everlasting Love" in particular being recorded for its perceived hit potential.
In keeping with the trend for duets prevalent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Sweet was paired on "Everlasting Love" with another Columbia artist who was being produced by Chertoff: Rex Smith, who had reached #10 in 1979 with "You Take My Breath Away": their duet on "Everlasting Love" was featured on both Sweet's And Then He Kissed Me album and the album Everlasting Love by Smith and the single was a two-track B-side featuring Sweet's "Billy and the Gun" and Smith's "Still Thinking of You" respectively taken from each singer's last-named album.
With neither Smith nor Sweet being a strong Top 40 force, their collaboration on "Everlasting Love" would only generate qualified chart impact: the single peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1981, affording Sweet her only Top 40 showing and Smith his second and last. The track also appeared on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary chart peaking at #31.
This Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet version of "Everlasting Love" was also a mid-chart item in the UK at #35; in Australia the track reached #41 mainly due to its being a local Top Ten hit in Adelaide at #9. In 1982 the Smith/Sweet version of "Everlasting Love" became a Top Ten hit in Switzerland (#9) and Denmark (#4) also reaching #11 in South Africa. 
A promotional video was shot for "Everlasting Love" with Smith and Sweet playing a couple getting married. The singers performed "Everlasting Love" live on the Solid Gold episode aired 19 February 1983: Smith was currently co-hosting the show on which Sweet guested to promote her current single "Voodoo".
|Single by Sandra|
|from the album Ten on One (The Singles)|
|B-side||"Change Your Mind" (1987 Version)
"Stop for a Minute" (1988 Version)
|Format||7" single, 12-inch single, CD single|
|Producer(s)||Michael Cretu (1987 Version)
Pete Hammond (1988 Version)
|Certification||Silver France, 1988|
|Sandra singles chronology|
In late 1987 and early 1988, "Everlasting Love" was a hit in several European territories as rendered by German singer Sandra. Born in 1962, Sandra was familiar with the song via the 1968 Love Affair version; she'd say of the song: "I have always loved it...Even as a little child I heard that song and I said that I would like to sing it sometime." The video shot for Sandra's version featured the singer and Austrian model Rupert Weber playing lovers at different points in history, beginning with Adam and Eve.
"Everlasting Love", the tenth solo single released by Sandra, was featured on her 5 October 1987 album release Ten on One (The Singles). The track was a Top Ten hit in Austria (#6), Belgium (Dutch chart #9), Germany (#5), the Netherlands (#8), Switzerland (#5) and South Africa (#4), also charting in France (#12), Italy (#19) and Sweden (#13).
Sandra's "Everlasting Love" also reached the UK chart at #88; the track was subsequently acquired by Pete Waterman, who had "Everlasting Love (the PWL mix)" - remixed by Pete Hammond - released in the UK in the summer of 1988 to barely improve on the original's UK chart performance with a #79 peak. However, "Everlasting Love (the PWL mix)" re-entered the UK chart in December 1988 to rise as high as #45 in January 1989, while in its Australian release, it reached the Adelaide hit parade at #21 and had a national chart showing of #72. In the US, "Everlasting Love (the PWL mix)" rose as high as #22 on the Billboard maxi single sales chart.
The PWL mix of "Everlasting Love" was showcased on an Everlasting Love album, which was released in December 1988 only in the UK and the US. Besides "Everlasting Love (the PWL mix)", the album comprised the original versions of several of Sandra's European hits.
- Track listings
|7" single||"Everlasting Love" - 3:57
"Change Your Mind" - 4:04
|12" single||"Everlasting Love" (extended mix) - 7:28
"Change Your Mind" - 4:04
"Everlasting Love" - 3:57
|7" single||"Everlasting Love" (PWL 7" mix) - 3:52
"Stop for a Minute" - 3:51
|"Everlasting Love" (PWL 12" mix) - 7:40
"Everlasting Love" (PWL 7" mix) - 3:57
"Everlasting Love" (PWL dub) - 6:57
"Stop for a Minute" - 3:51
|"Everlasting Love" (PWL 12" mix) - 7:40
"Everlasting Love" (PWL dub mix) - 6:57
"Stop for a Minute" - 3:51
|"Everlasting Love" (PWL 7" mix) - 3:52
"Stop for a Minute" - 3:48
"Everlasting Love" (PWL 12" mix) - 7:41
"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena" - 3:57
|"Everlasting Love" (PWL 12" mix) - 7:40
"Everlasting Love" (PWL 7" mix) - 3:52
"Everlasting Love" (PWL dub mix) - 6:57
# "Stop for a Minute" - 3:51
- Chart info
Worlds Apart version
UK boyband Worlds Apart included a remake of "Everlasting Love" on their 1994 debut album Together, all that album's tracks featuring Aaron Paul on lead; recorded at Select Recording Studios in Wood Green with producers Pete Schwier and Ricki Wilde, the track had had a single release in the September 1993 reaching #20 UK - #23 in Ireland - and was issued in September 1994 in Germany to peak at #40. A new version of "Everlasting Love" with a lead by Nathan Moore was included in the French edition of the second Worlds Apart album Everybody; produced by Andy Reynolds and Tee Green this track spent nine weeks in the Top Ten in France - four of them at its #4 peak - in December 1996 and January 1997 and also became a hit in Belgium on both the French and Dutch charts, respective peaks being #29 and #33. 
Gloria Estefan version
|Single by Gloria Estefan|
|from the album Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me|
|Released||January 3, 1995
(see Release history)
CD Maxi single
12" Vinyl Maxi Single
|Recorded||1993 - 1994|
|Length||4:01 (Album/Single Version)
3:40 (7" Remix)
|Gloria Estefan singles chronology|
"Everlasting Love" was recorded by Gloria Estefan for her 1994 album release Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me which comprised remakes of well-known hits, with "Everlasting Love" being the second album track issued as a US single following "Turn the Beat Around" (in some territories including the UK Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me was the album's second single precedent to "Everlasting Love").
"Everlasting Love" was not one of Estefan's highest ranking Billboard Hot 100 entrants peaking at #27 in March 1995. However, the single topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play. The single was more successful in the UK with a #19 peak in February 1995 buoyed by a performance by Estefan on the 19 February 1995 broadcast of TOTP.
Estefan, pregnant with her second child at the time, could not appear in the video. The production team, which included co-directors Tony Minnelli and Paul Lynde, along with Estefan, decided to give the video a twist. They selected some of the best drag talent from West Hollywood, California to star in the video. Five appeared as Gloria Estefan, each representing a different stage in Estefan's career. Some notable video cast members include female impersonator; Julian Viva, Hollywood Super Club Kids; The Fabulous Wonder Twins, and drag performers Venus D-Lite and Sutan Amrull aka Raja. The latter two recently appeared as cast member's of Logo's series RuPaul's Drag Race (Season 3), in which Sutan Amrull was crowned the winner. "Everlasting Love" was shot at The Sunset Studios in Hollywood, California.
Gloria Estefan went on to receive The Award for "Best Video Clip of the Year" at the Billboard Music Awards.
- Formats & track-listings
|All tracks entitled Everlasting Love except for *1|
Epic E2S 6722
|Classic Paradise Mix - 8:51||U.K.
Epic XPR 2133
|Classic Paradise Mix - 8:05|
|Deep Love Mix - 8:09||Classic Paradise Dub - 11:45|
|Hacienda Mix - 8:13||Deep Love Mix - 8:09|
|Aphrodisiac Mix - 7:14||Deep Love Dub - 7:08|
|Classic Paradise Dub - 11:45||Hacienda Mix - 8:12|
|Deep Love Dub- 7:08||Hacienda Dub - 8:15|
|Moran's Marathon Love Mix- 9:49||Aphrodisiac Mix - 7:14|
|Hacienda Dub - 8:15||Moran's Marathon Love Mix - 9:49|
CD Maxi Single
Epic 49K 77775
|Album Version - 4:01||UK
CD Maxi Single
Epic 661159 5
|Classic Paradise Mix - 8:51|
|7" Remix - 3:40||Deep Love Mix - 8:09|
|Classic Paradise Radio Mix - 4:00||Hacienda Mix - 8:13|
|Alternate Mix - 3:44||Aphrodisiac Mix - 7:14|
|Classic Paradise Mix - 8:51|
|"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"*1 - 6:06|
- Release history
Other versions (table)
|1967||Carlo Lind||single "Viel zu viel Gefühl" Polydor 52882||1989||U2||single Island Records IS422
#2*3 (Australia), #22 (Belgium), #10 (Netherlands), #3 (Poland)
|Nicoletta fr||single "L'amour me pardonne" Riviera r518
|Juha-Matti Mäkelä||"Tosi Rakkaus"
|1968||Joe Dassin||single "Plus je te vois, plus je te veux"
|1993||David Essex||album Cover Shot Polygram 514 563-2/
single Polygram TV 862191-2
|Hank Locklin||single RCA Victor 47 9582 U.S. C&W #57||1994||Dominique Dalcan fr||"Plus je te vois, plus je te veux"
album L'équipe à JoJo - Les chansons de Joe Dassin par... Columbia 50 9974 74889 2*4
|Ricchi e Poveri||single "L'ultimo amore"CBS 3417||Wendy Van Wanten nl||"Hij is zo lief"
album Blijf nog één nacht J.R.P. 2101763
|Rosalía es||single "Un eterno amor" Zafiro OOX-197||Heartclub featuring Ian Lex||maxisingle 21st Century Records CNT 21-68|
|Town Criers||single Astor A-7095 #13*1 (Australia)||1998||Gaby Albrecht de||"Herzen lügen nicht"
album Herzen lügen nicht
|1969||The Drifters||album cut||1997||Dump||album Plea For Tenderness brcd070|
|David Ruffin||album My Whole World Ended
Motown MS 685
|1996||Seventh Avenue||album Midnight in Manhattan
Hot Productions HTCD 66117-2
bonus track added to reissue of 1979 album
|1972||Gary Bonner||single MGM/Verve 72L3723||1998||Cast From Casualty||single BBC Records WESP003CD #5*5 (UK)|
|1974||Doug Parkinson||single Atlantic 1011 74||Fernando Express de||"Herzen lügen nicht"
album Die Könige Der Tanzpaläste
|1976||Mac Gayden||album Skyboat ABC 927||2003||Knudsen Brothers||album Livewired|
|1977||Patricia Paay||single EMI Bovema 5C 006-25863 #16 (Belgium)
album The Lady is a Champ
EMI Bovema 5C 064-25737
|2004||Jamie Cullum||single Universal Movie Classics & Jazz 9868834
#13 (Denmark), #19 (Netherlands), #20 (UK)
album Twentysomething UCJ Music 9868729 *6
|Steve Ellis||album The Last Angry Man Ariola 5004||Mysterio||"Everlasting Love 2005"
single DA 874208-0#87 (Germany)
album Ride on Time DA 874210-2
|1979||Narvel Felts||single ABC 12441 U.S. C&W #14
recorded August 16, 1978 Columbia Recording Studio Nashville
produced by Jimmy Bowen
album One Run For the Roses ABC LP 1115
|2005||Michael Ball||album Music Universal 987424 1|
|Louise Mandrell||single Epic 8 50628 U.S. C&W #69*2||Scooter||album Who's Got the Last Laugh Now
Sheffield Tunes 0167362STU
|Soirée||album Soirée Road Show BXL1-3401||Kerry Norton||single #97 (Netherlands)
album Young Heart NRCD 427992
|1981||Shampoo||single "Everlasting" (medley) Polydor 2040 319||2010||The Soldiers||album Letters Home Rhino 2564678108|
|Wild Horses||single EMI #5199||Howard Carpendale||"Viel zu viel Gefühl"|
|1984||Vicki Sue Robinson||single Profile PRO 5039 #83 (Australia)||2011||Willy Sommers nl||single "Liefde voor altijd"
Universal Music Belgium 2783845 #18 (Belgium)
|1986||Rosetta Hightower & Henry Turtle||single SEA 4 (Riviera Records UK)||The Fantastic Four sv||album Fantastic Four Universal Music Sweden|
|1987||Wolfgang Ziegler de||"Viel zu viel Gefühl" single
B-side of "Du fehlst mir sehr" WEA 248 469-7
|*1Australian band Town Criers covered "Everlasting Love" in 1968 reaching #13 on the national charts. This local version surpassed the world-wide hit by Love Affair which only reached #36.|
|*2The Louise Mandrell version of "Everlasting Love" was also released as 12" single Epic 28-50682 in 1979. The 7" single version made its album debut on the 1981 release Louise Mandrell Epic FE 37424|
|*3In Australia U2's "Everlasting Love" was a double A-side hit with "All I Want Is You".|
|*4L'équipe à JoJo - Les chansons de Joe Dassin par... is a muti-artist tribute album to Joe Dassin.|
|*5Actress Rebecca Wheatley who played hospital receptionist Amy Howard on Casualty sang lead on this version of "Everlasting Love" which was Children in Need single for 1998.|
|*6The Jamie Cullum version of "Everlasting Love" first appeared on the soundtrack album for the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason .|
- In a December 1994 storyline on The Bold and the Beautiful the characters Macy Alexander and Thorne Forrester gave a concert in the Netherlands which included a performance of "Everlasting Love": the performances featured on the TV show were culled from two concerts at the Ahoy Rotterdam headlined by Bobbie Eakes (Macy) and Jeff Trachta (Thorne) that October.
- The rendition of "Everlasting Love" by the Cast from Casualty fronted by Rebecca Wheatley - a #5 UK hit in 1998 - was first performed on episode #26 of series 12 of Casualty broadcast February 28, 1998. The episode was Part 2 of a two-part story entitled "Everlasting Love" which focused on the wedding of veteran characters Charlie Fairhead and Barbara "Baz" Wilder, the song "Everlasting Love" being sung at the couple's reception at the end of the episode which was the finale of Casualty's twelfth series.
- The version by Love Affair features in the film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), but not on the soundtrack album which features the Jamie Cullum version. Cullum's version was heard in the trailer for the film Imagine That.
- The Carl Carlton version has served as an advertising jingle for Hallmark Cards US/Canada TV ad campaign for musical cards, as well as being frequently used on the HBO series Arli$$ (usually over the end credits).
- The Love Affair version was used in the early 2000s for a UK TV ad campaign for McDonald's. After Clare Torry made enquiries with McDonald's on behalf of the session musicians who played on the track - including vocalists Madeline Bell, Lesley Duncan and Kay Garner - these musicians received remuneration for performing on the ad in the amount of £400 (the original session fee for the vocalists had been six guineas each).
- In 2006 Pringles potato chips utilized a version of "Everlasting Love" for a television ad campaign; the version was specially recorded with session musicians.
- The Kerry Norton version of the song originated in a 2005 Dutch TV ad campaign for Grolsch beer.
- The 2003 film Veronica Guerin features the U2 version of "Everlasting Love"; Cate Blanchett as the title character dances to the song with actors Barry Barnes and Simon O'Driscoll as respectively Guerin's husband and the couple's son.
- The song has been performed three times on American Idol, by Clay Aiken, Jasmine Trias, and Scott Savol.
- The song featured as the background music on the BBC TV programme The Rock 'n' Roll Years for the 1981 edition, aired in early 1994, during the clip which showed the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Ironically, the episode was made after the couple had separated.
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