Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)
|"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)"|
|Single by Amanda Lear|
|from the album Diamonds for Breakfast|
|Length||5:25 (full album version)
4:17 (single edit)
|Writer(s)||Rainer Pietsch, Amanda Lear|
|Amanda Lear singles chronology|
"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" was released as the lead single from Amanda's fourth album, Diamonds for Breakfast. It was composed by Rainer Pietsch and produced by Anthony Monn. The song is a campy, disco-pop track. The lyrics, written by Amanda Lear herself, address the ever-running rumours about her alleged transsexuality: "Surgeons built me so well that nobody could tell that once I was somebody else". The B-side of the single was "Oh Boy" from the same album, a song about a girl unluckily falling in love with a gay boy, and finally, after he rejected her, remaining his friend. The single was released only in 7" format. Photographs used for the single cover were taken by Denis Taranto.
The song became a chart success, especially in Sweden, where it reached Top 10. It remains one of Lear's most recognizable tunes of the disco era. In 1998 "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" was remade for the Back in Your Arms album.
- A. "Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" - 4:17
- B. "Oh Boy" - 4:30
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- "Chartverfolgung / LEAR,AMANDA / Single". www.musicline.de (in German). Retrieved 2009-10-08.
- "Discography Amanda Lear". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2009-10-08.