I've Been Losing You

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"I've Been Losing You"
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Single by A-ha
from the album Scoundrel Days
B-side "This Alone Is Love"
Released 22 September 1986
Format
Recorded 1986
Genre
Length
  • 4:25 (Single Version)
  • 7:03 (Extended Mix)
  • 4:28 (Dub Mix)
Label Warner 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)
"Hunting High and Low"
(1986)
"I've Been Losing You"
(1986)
"Cry Wolf"
(1986)

"I've Been Losing You" is a song by Norwegian band A-ha. It was the first single taken from their 1986 Scoundrel Days album. It reached number one in Norway, and number eight in the UK. It achieved worldwide sales of over 1.1 million copies.

"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. It is derived from a song by Waaktaar and Furuholmen's previous band Bridges.The music video was shot in a wide arena in Los Angles.

Formats and track listing[edit]

7": Warner Bros. / W8594 (United Kingdom)[edit]

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

12": Warner Bros. / W8594T United Kingdom)[edit]

  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": Warner Bros. / 7-28594 (United States)[edit]

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

12": Warner Bros. / 9 20557-0 (United States)[edit]

  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": Warner Bros. / 92-85947 Canada[edit]

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

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[1] 21
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 20
Belgian Singles Chart 8
Danish Singles Chart 3
Dutch Top 40 11
Finnish Singles Chart 12
French Singles Chart[3] 14
German Singles Chart[4] 15
Irish Singles Chart[5] 3
Italian Singles Chart[6] 11
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 76^
New Zealand Singles Chart 15
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 11
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 16
UK Singles Chart[10] 8

^I've Been Losing You (Extended Mix) has also been released in Japan and it reached #88 in the Japanese singles chart.

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[11] 44

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
France[12] Silver 1986 200,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 13. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ "Austrian Singles Chart". Austria Top 40. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "French Singles Chart". Palmares. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "German Singles Chart". Charts-Surfer. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Irish Singles Chart". The Irish Chart. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Italian Singles Chart". hitparadeitalia. Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Norwegian Singles Chart". VG-lista. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Swedish Singles Chart". Hitlista. Archived from the original on 21 September 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Swiss Singles Chart". Schweizer Hitparade. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "British Single Chart". UK Top 40. Archived from the original on 17 February 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1986" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  12. ^ French certifications [1][permanent dead link] (Retrieved 14 September 2008)

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