I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love

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"I Didn't Know I Was Looking for Love" is a song written by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn of Everything but the Girl. The song was originally released by them in 1993 as a track on the EP of the same title reaching number 72 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It has been covered by Meja in 1996, Karen Ramirez in 1998, Jay Lopez in 2004 and by Sitti Navarro in 2006.

Karen Ramirez version: "Looking for Love"[edit]

"Looking for Love"
KarenRamirezLookingforLove.jpg
Single by Karen Ramirez
from the album Distant Dreams
Released June 3, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre
Label Bustin' Loose Recordings
Songwriter(s)
Karen Ramirez singles chronology
"Troubled Girl"
(1998)
"Looking for Love"
(1998)
"If We Try"
(1999)

"Troubled Girl"
(1998)
"Looking for Love"
(1998)
"If We Try"
(1999)

The song was covered by British singer Karen Ramirez and released as her second single in 1998 with the shorter title of "Looking for Love". This version is the most well-known, peaking at number eight on the UK Singles Chart in June 1998, and topping the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2001. Ramirez's version of the song was well received and garnered mainly positive reviews from critics. Coincidentally, while Ramirez never denied that the song was a cover version of an Everything but the Girl release, her version also drew comments from UK music critics of the era for its similarity to another Everything but the Girl release, "Missing", from 1995, as well as The Corrs' 1998 cover version of Fleetwood Mac's song "Dreams", both of which were remixed and produced by Todd Terry. Despite having several of the same Todd Terry hallmarks as the two aforementioned songs (most notably, a standalone introduction edited into the main song, and a recurring synth loop combined with a prominent drumbeat), contrary to popular belief in the UK music press at the time, Todd Terry had no involvement whatsoever in Ramirez's record.

In addition to extensive dance club and radio airplay, the music video for the song (which featured Ramirez walking around a house on a continuous loop, each time seeing previous versions of herself walking around the house) also enjoyed heavy rotation on both MTV and VH-1 throughout the summer of 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 47
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 23
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 5
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 45
France (SNEP)[6] 61
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 59
Hungary (Mahasz)[8] 5
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[9] 21
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 23
Italy (FIMI)[11] 10
Netherlands (Tipparade)[12] 6
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 70
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 7
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 45
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 8
Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[17] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official singles Chart results matching: i didn't know i was looking for love". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Top 10 Hungary" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (NR. 289 Vikuna 10.9. - 17.9. 1998)" (PDF) (in Icelandic). Dagblaðið Vísir. Retrieved 10 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Top 10 Italy" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 20 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love" (in Dutch). top40.nl. Retrieved 19 June 2018. 
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 June 2018. 
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Karen Ramirez – Looking for Love". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Karen Ramirez Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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