I've Been Losing You

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"I've Been Losing You"
Cover-losing-big.jpg
Single by A-ha
from the album Scoundrel Days
B-side"This Alone Is Love"
Released22 September 1986
Recorded1986
Genre
Length4:28
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Pål Waaktaar
Producer(s)
A-ha singles chronology
"Hunting High and Low"
(1986)
"I've Been Losing You"
(1986)
"Cry Wolf"
(1986)
Music video
"I've Been Losing You" on YouTube

"I've Been Losing You" is a song by Norwegian band A-ha, released as the lead single from their second studio album, Scoundrel Days (1986). It reached number one in Denmark and Norway, and number eight in the United Kingdom. It achieved worldwide sales of over 1.1 million copies.

The music video was shot in a wide arena in Los Angeles.

B-side[edit]

"This Alone Is Love" was the B-side, in an earlier, rawer form than the one that was re-recorded for Stay on These Roads. Both versions can be easily differentiated by their duration and the use of certain instruments. The earlier version is notable for its organ solo that sets in at 3:36 until the end of the song. The Scoundrel Days version is notable for its guitar solo. The chorus ("It will make my last breath pass out at dawn / It will make my body dissolve out in the blue") is derived from the song "May the Last Danse Be Mine" by Waaktaar and Furuholmen's previous band, Bridges.

Track listings[edit]

7-inch single: Warner Bros. / W8594 (United Kingdom)

  1. "I've Been Losing You" (Single Version) - 4:25
  2. "This Alone Is Love" (Previously unreleased) - 4:33

12-inch single: Warner Bros. / W8594T United Kingdom)

  1. "I've Been Losing You" (Extended Mix) - 6:58
  2. "I've Been Losing You" (Dub Mix) - 4:25
  3. "This Alone Is Love" (Previously unreleased) - 4:33

7-inch single: Warner Bros. / 7-28594 (United States)

  1. "I've Been Losing You" (Single Version) - 4:25
  2. "This Alone Is Love" (Previously unreleased) - 4:33

12-inch single: Warner Bros. / 9 20557-0 (United States)

  1. "I've Been Losing You" (Extended Mix) - 6:58
  2. "I've Been Losing You" (Dub Mix) - 4:25
  3. "This Alone Is Love" (Previously unreleased) - 4:33

7-inch single: Warner Bros. / 92-85947 Canada

  1. "I've Been Losing You" (Edit) - 3:36
  2. "This Alone Is Love" (Previously unreleased) - 4:33

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Certifications for "I've Been Losing You"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[21] Silver 250,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Top 3 in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 3, no. 47. 29 November 1986. p. 6. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
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  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – I've Been Losing You". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
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  15. ^ "a-ha – I've Been Losing You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
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  17. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – a-ha – I've Been Losing You". GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  18. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1986". Ultratop. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
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  20. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 1986" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  21. ^ "French single certifications – A-ha – I've Been Losing You" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 26 May 2021. Select A-HA and click OK.