I've Been Thinking About You

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"I've Been Thinking About You"
I've Been Thinking About You.jpg
Single by Londonbeat
from the album In the Blood
B-side "9AM"
Released 1990
Format
Recorded 1990
Genre
Length
  • 5:17 (album version)
  • 3:49 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Jimmy Chambers
  • George Chandler
  • Jimmy Helms
  • William Henshall
Producer(s) Martyn Phillips
Londonbeat singles chronology
"Falling in Love Again"
(1990)
"I've Been Thinking About You"
(1990)
"A Better Love"
(1991)
Music video
"I've Been Thinking About You" on YouTube

"I've Been Thinking About You" is a song by British-American band Londonbeat from their second studio album In the Blood (1990).

Release[edit]

It was released in 1990 as the lead single from In the Blood. It hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100[1] on April 13, 1991, having hit number two in the United Kingdom the previous year.[2] The song also topped the singles charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Zimbabwe as well.

Critical reception[edit]

Music & Media wrote about the song: "A C&W-tinged pop number underpins the band's characteristic massed gospel vocal style complete with jangling, melodic guitars and she sort of chorus which they patently lacked on their debut LP Speak. The first release from the forthcoming second LP In The Blood shows a definite maturity."[3]

Dave Sholin from the Gavin Report wrote about the song: "It's always a treat when a song comes along that I can't wait to review. Impossible not to detect a Fine Young Cannibals influence on this production that's been the biggest buzz record for the past couple of weeks. An international smash that's gone to #1 in no less than eleven countries, it's destined to win over audiences in the U.S.A., too. Top 40 radio is in dire need of more music like this!"[4]

Cover versions and samples[edit]

  • In 1991 a cover of the song was released by Camille on Martru Records.[5] Her version was released again in 1991 on the compilation album Micmac Dance Party[6] on Micmac Records.
  • In 1992, Dur-Dur Band from Somalia released a cover version of the song called "Ethiopian Girl".
  • In 1993, Dino Merlin sampled the beat for his Single "Vojnik Sreće"
  • In 2004, part of the song was sampled and prominently featured in the song "Physical" recorded by Alcazar.
  • In 2016 South African EDM live band Goodluck released a cover version.
  • In 2017 Dutch lo-fi pop band Bounty Island released a cover version of the song on their EP Forbidden Dance.

Track listing and formats[edit]

7" single

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" — 3:49
  2. "9 A.M." (live at Moles) — 5:49

CD maxi

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" (7" version) — 3:49
  2. "I've Been Thinking About You" (c'est wot mix) — 5:38
  3. "9AM" (live at Moles) — 5:49

CD maxi – US

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" (def 12" mix) — 6:50
  2. "I've Been Thinking About You" (red zone mix) — 4:42
  3. "I've Been Thinking About You" (reprise) — 1:33
  4. "I've Been Thinking About You" (vocal dub) — 5:50
  5. "I've Been Thinking About You" (the eclipse mix) — 4:12
  6. "I've Been Thinking About You" (trak mix) — 3:05

CD single

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" — 3:49
  2. "9AM" (live at Moles) — 5:49

12" maxi

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" (c'est wot mix)
  2. "I've Been Thinking About You" (force feel dub mix)
  3. "I've Been Thinking About You" (7" version)

12" maxi

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" (extended club mix)
  2. "I've Been Thinking About You" (radio edit)
  3. "I've Been Thinking About You" (instrumental)
  4. "I've Been Thinking About You" (dub)

Cassette

  1. "I've Been Thinking About You" (def 12" mix) — 6:50
  2. "I've Been Thinking About You" (red zone mix) — 4:42
  3. "I've Been Thinking About You" (reprise) — 1:33
  4. "I've Been Thinking About You" (vocal dub) — 5:50
  5. "I've Been Thinking About You" (the eclipse mix) — 4:12
  6. "I've Been Thinking About You" (trak mix) — 3:05

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Londonbeat > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You". Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Previews: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media (August 11, 1990, page 12. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  4. ^ Sholin, Dave (January 25, 1991). "Gavin Picks > Singles" (PDF). Gavin Report. No. 1840. p. 56. Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ "AllMusic Listing "I've Been Thinking About You"". AllMusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved January 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "AllMusic listing "Micmac Dance Party, Vol 1"". AllMusic.com. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved January 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Top 3 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  11. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You" (in French). Les classement single.
  13. ^ "Musicline.de – Londonbeat Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  14. ^ "Top 10 Greece" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  15. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  16. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Top20 del 05 Gennaio 1991" (in Italian). Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  17. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Londonbeat" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". Top 40 Singles.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". VG-lista.
  21. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". Singles Top 100.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". Swiss Singles Chart.
  23. ^ Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: singles chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  24. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Polish Airplay Top 100. Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  25. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 50 Singles 1991". ARIA. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  26. ^ "RPM 100 Hit Tracks of 1991". RPM. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Single Top 100 Over 1990" (PDF) (in Dutch). Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  28. ^ "End of Year Charts 1991". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1991 - hitparade.ch" (in German). Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  30. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1991". Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  31. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  32. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Londonbeat in the field Interpret. Enter I've Been Thinking About You in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Londonbeat; 'I've Been Thinking About You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  34. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  35. ^ "British single certifications – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". British Phonographic Industry.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter I've Been Thinking About You in the search field and then press Enter.

External links[edit]

Londonbeat Official Website Facebook Page