God Is a Girl

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This article is about the song. For the concept, see Gender of God.
"God Is a Girl"
Groove Coverage - God Is A Girl.jpg
Single by Groove Coverage
from the album Covergirl
Released 2002
Format CD single, Maxi, Promo
Genre Trance
Label Zeitgeist (Universal)
Suprime:Music
Writer(s) Ole Wierk, Axel Konrad, Lou Bega, Per Gessle
Groove Coverage singles chronology
"Moonlight Shadow"
(2002)
"God Is a Girl"
(2002)
"Poison"
(2003)

"God Is a Girl" is the third and final single from German trance group Groove Coverage's debut album, Covergirl.

Plagiarism[edit]

The chorus of the song uses a melody piece from "Jefferson", a Roxette song from their Room Service album (2001).[1] The writer of "Jefferson", Per Gessle, made an arrangement with Groove Coverage to receive a rumoured 50% of royalties from the song,[2][3] though Gessle said that figure was "...far from the truth."[1] Gessle is listed as one of the song's official songwriters/composers on BMI's website.[4]

Cover Version[edit]

Singaporean artist Jocie Guo Mei Mei covered the song under the name, "Ai Qing Nü Shen (Love Goddess)" on her 2nd album, "My Darling." A music video accompanies it.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "God Is a Girl" (Radio Edit) – 3:37
  2. "God Is a Girl" (Album Version) – 3:04
  3. "God Is a Girl" (Extended Version) – 7:10
  4. "God Is a Girl" (Axel Konrad Remix) – 6:41
  5. "God Is a Girl" (Rocco Remix) – 6:54


Chart Positions[edit]

"God Is a Girl" was very successful in Germany and Austria. "God Is a Girl" reached number 1 in China and there were 1.5 million legal downloads.[citation needed]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 5
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 5
China Singles Chart[citation needed] 1
Europe Singles Chart[citation needed] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 8
Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)[8] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Petersson, Claes (2003-02-24). "Per Gessle i ny låtstrid". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  2. ^ Olson, Lars-Erik (2003-01-31). "Groove Coverage forced to turn over 50% of royalties". The Daily Roxette. Retrieved 2016-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Groove Coverage's bio. on Eurodance LTD's website". Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  4. ^ "'God Is a Girl' details". BMI. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Groove Coverage – God is a Girl" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Groove Coverage – God is a Girl" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – Groove Coverage Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Polish Airplay Charts - Lista krajowa 28/2003". PiF PaF Production. Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Groove Coverage – God is a Girl". Swiss Singles Chart.

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