House of Love (East 17 song)

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"House of Love"
House of Love (East 17) album coverart.jpg
Single by East 17
from the album Walthamstow
Released22 August 1992
Format
Recorded1992
GenreEuro-pop
Length4:37
LabelLondon
Songwriter(s)Tony Mortimer, Robin Goodfellow
Producer(s)Robin Goodfellow
East 17 singles chronology
"House of Love"
(1992)
"Gold"
(1992)

"House of Love" is British boy band East 17's debut single, taken from their debut studio album Walthamstow, released in August 1992. It became a number-one hit in Finland for two weeks and in Sweden for six weeks and was a top-forty hit in many other countries between 1992 and 1994. The song was later covered by British pop duo Shampoo and released on their 1994 album We Are Shampoo.

Background[edit]

Initially conceived by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins as a tougher version of Take That, East 17 decided that their first single - like Take That's debut - should be an upbeat dance number that would sell to both teenagers and to clubs. Inspired by current dance groups like The KLF and Snap!, Tony Mortimer wrote "House of Love" as a mock 'rave' anthem, complete with a 'harmony' rap performed by Brian Harvey. Mortimer sang the main verses with the entire band singing the chorus. The Pedigree Mix of the song, complete with an explosion and then a dog barking at the beginning and the end, was released as the single, complete with a low-budget video. An alternate, higher budget, video was created in 1993 for the American release of the single. "House of Love" shot to No. 10 on the UK Singles Chart, establishing East 17 as a premier pop act. It was included on their first album, Walthamstow, and their 1996 greatest hits compilation. On 15 April 2011, T-Mobile uploaded a video parody of the JK Wedding Entrance Dance[1] portraying the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton weeks before the actual Royal Wedding using choreography with the group's song.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JK Wedding Entrance Dance - YouTube.com
  2. ^ The T-Mobile Royal Wedding - YouTube.com
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  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – East 17 – House of Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Billboard". 6 February 1993.
  7. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
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  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – East 17 – House of Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – House of Love". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  11. ^ Oricon Singles Chart Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 20, 1994" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – East 17 – House of Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – East 17 – House of Love". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – East 17 – House of Love". VG-lista. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – East 17 – House of Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – East 17 – House of Love". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  19. ^ "East 17 Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  20. ^ a b "1993 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Top 100 Singles - Jahrescharts 1993" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  22. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (East 17; 'House of Love')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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