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 October 4, 1990
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single, 12" maxi, cassette
Genre House, dance-pop
Length 5:17 (album version)
3:49 (single version)
Label Anxious, Radioactive
Writer(s) Jimmy Helms
Jimmy Chambers
George Chandler
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)

"I've Been Thinking About You" is a song by British dance group Londonbeat. It was released in October 1990 as the lead single from their second album 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 Canada, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Australia as well.

Cover versions and samples[edit]

  • In 1991 a cover of the song was released by Camille on Martru Records.[3] Her version was released again in 1991 on the compilation album Micmac Dance Party[4] on Micmac Records.
  • In 2004, part of the song was sampled and prominently featured in the song "Physical" recorded by Alcazar.
  • In 2013, Dur-Dur Band from Somalia released a cover version of the song called "Ethiopian Girl".
  • In 2016 South African EDM live band Goodluck released a cover version.

Track listings[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 sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
Dutch Top 40 number-one single
September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) – October 5, 1990 (1990-10-05) (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Verdammt, ich lieb' dich" by Matthias Reim
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29) – November 24, 1990 (1990-11-24) (9 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice
Swedish number-one single
October 10, 1990 (1990-10-10) – November 14, 1990 (1990-11-14) (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"No Coke" by Dr Alban
Preceded by
"Tom's Diner" by DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
German number-one single
October 26, 1990 (1990-10-26) – November 2, 1990 (1990-11-02) (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Sadeness Part I" by Enigma
Preceded by
"It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette
Swiss number-one single
November 4, 1990 (1990-11-04) – December 9, 1990 (1990-12-09) (6 weeks)
Preceded by
"Tom's Diner" by DNA featuring Suzanne Vega
Austrian number-one single
November 11, 1990 (1990-11-11) – December 2, 1990 (1990-12-02) (4 weeks)
Preceded by
"I Touch Myself" by Divinyls
Australian (ARIA) number-one single
February 17, 1991 (1991-02-17) – March 10, 1991 (1991-03-10) (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons
Preceded by
"How to Dance" by Bingoboys featuring Princessa
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
April 6, 1991 (1991-04-06) (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" by C+C Music Factory
Preceded by
"Coming Out of the Dark" by Gloria Estefan
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 13, 1991 (1991-04-13) (1 week)
Succeeded by
"You're in Love" by Wilson Phillips

References[edit]

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  24. ^ "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
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  27. ^ "British single certifications – Londonbeat – I've Been Thinking About You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I've Been Thinking About You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

External links[edit]

Londonbeat Official Website [https://www.facebook.com/jimmyhelms.londonbeat/ Facebook Page