I Did It for Love

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This article is about the BoA song. For the Jessica Andersson song, see I Did It for Love (Jessica Andersson song). For the song by Night Ranger, see Man in Motion (Night Ranger album).
"I Did It for Love"
Single by BoA featuring Sean Garrett
from the album BoA
Released June 2, 2009[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre R&B, electropop
Label SM Entertainment, Arsenal
Writer(s) Sean Garrett, Melvin K. Watson Jr. and Matthew I. Irby
Producer(s) Sean Garrett, The Phantom Boyz
BoA singles chronology
"Believe in Love"
(2009)
"I Did It for Love"
(2009)
"After Love: First Boyfriend/Girlfriend"
(2009)
Sean Garrett chronology
"Lay Up Under Me"
(2008)
"I Did It for Love"
(2009)
"Break Up"
(2009)

"I Did It for Love" is a song by Korean pop singer BoA featuring American singer-songwriter and record producer Sean Garrett. The song is her second single for her debut eponymous English album, BoA. The track was written and produced by Garrett, Melvin K. Watson Jr. and Matthew I. Irby. The single was released on June 2, 2009.

Background[edit]

On February 17, 2009, SM Entertainment USA released a 1:30 clip of the song on Myspace, Facebook, YouTube, Imeem, and iLike.[2] The song is about a woman who's been hurt by her lover and despite the fact that he leaves her, she continues to love him.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "I Did It for Love" was filmed by Joseph Kahn in January 2009 at Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood. It was released on April 15, 2009 on BoA's MySpace page. The music video incorporates themes of water, mysticism and the color black and BoA's use of a hand-held fan to produce an oriental feel to the video.[4] Portions of the video were considered reminiscent of Janet Jackson in its choreography and outfits.[5]

Live performances[edit]

BoA performed the song as well as "Eat You Up" at the Universal CityWalk, on March 21, 2009.[6] BoA also performed the song at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Japan along with Sean Garrett.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix Vox Up)
  2. I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix)
  3. I Did It For Love (King Britt Instrumental)
  4. I Did It For Love (King Britt Radio Mix)
  5. I Did It For Love (Radio Edit)
  6. I Did It For Love (DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious Main Mix)
  7. I Did It For Love (DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious Dub Mix)
  8. I Did It For Love (DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious Instrumental)
  9. I Did It For Love (DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious Acapella)
  10. I Did It For Love (DJ Escape & Johnny Vicious Radio Mix)

Chart performance[edit]

"I Did It for Love" entered the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play at number 41 on the issue date of May 23, 2009.[8] Since then the song has peaked at number 19.[9]

Chart[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[9] 19

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Vocals: BoA, Sean Garrett
  • Writers: Sean Garrett, Melvin K. Watson Jr. and Matthew I. Irby.
  • Producer: Sean "The Pen" Garrett, The Phantom Boyz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I Did It for Love (feat. Sean Garrett) - Single". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ "#1 Pop Star From Asia Gears Up to Launch New Single Recorded With Top Hit-Maker Sean Garrett". Marketwire. February 18, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  3. ^ "BoA, U.S. Album Release on March 18" (in Korean). Yahoo! Korea. February 18, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "American Grammy Winner, Joseph Khan, BoA Music Video Production" (in Korean). Yahoo! Korea. February 13, 2009. Retrieved February 16, 2009. 
  5. ^ "BoA: I Did It For Love (video preview) - Pop Sirens". Pop Sirens. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "BoA - Coming Your Way". Asiance Magazine. Asiance Magazine. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ "BoA in Spotlight at Music Festival". The Korea Times. June 1, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Chart Listing For The Week Of May 23, 2009". Billboard. May 23, 2009. Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - BoA". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2009. 

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