Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

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"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
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Single by Bryan Adams
from the album Don Juan DeMarco: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and 18 til I Die
B-side"Low Life"
ReleasedApril 4, 1995
FormatCD single
Recorded1994
GenreLatin rock, soft rock, pop rock
Length4:50
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Bryan Adams
Michael Kamen
Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s)Adams and Lange
Bryan Adams singles chronology
"All for Love"
(1993)
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
(1995)
"Rock Steady"
(1995)
Audio sample
"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" is a song written by Bryan Adams, Michael Kamen and Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and recorded by Adams for the film Don Juan DeMarco. The melody is used as a musical motif throughout the film, and the song is featured three times in the movie, twice performed by other artists in Spanish, and finally performed by Adams himself during the closing credits. The Adams version of the song, which features flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, is featured on the soundtrack album and also on the album 18 til I Die, which was released over a year later.

The song stayed at number one for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it the third number-one song for the songwriting team. It also went to number one in Canada (five weeks), Australia (one week), Austria (one week) and Switzerland (two weeks) while reaching the top five in eight additional countries, including France and the United Kingdom, and the top ten in a further four countries. The song was nominated for Best Original Song at the 68th Academy Awards but lost to "Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot in Spain at Casa los Pavos Reales, Málaga starring Cecilie Thomsen and Amira Casar. It was directed by the music video director Anton Corbijn and released and aired in May 1995.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" — 4:52
  2. "Low Life" — 4:17

Charts and sales[edit]

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