I Get Weak

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"I Get Weak"
I Get Weak.jpg
Single by Belinda Carlisle
from the album Heaven on Earth
ReleasedFebruary 15, 1988
FormatCD single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded1987
GenrePop rock
Length4:52 (Album Version)
4:15 (US Single Edit)
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)Rick Nowels
Belinda Carlisle singles chronology
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
(1987)
"I Get Weak"
(1988)
"Circle in the Sand"
(1988)

"I Get Weak" is a pop song written by Diane Warren and produced by Rick Nowels for Belinda Carlisle's second album Heaven on Earth. The song reached number 2 in the US, behind Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", and number 10 in the UK in 1988.

Background[edit]

After completing the song, songwriter Diane Warren "initially had Stevie Nicks in mind -- a suggestion she made to producer Rick Nowels, who felt it would be a better fit for Belinda." [1]

Music video[edit]

Belinda Carlisle's video features a combination of color and black-and-white shots in the same frames. It was directed by Diane Keaton and also featured model and actor Tony Ward, who would later appear in Madonna's video of "Justify My Love".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Get Weak" (12" version) 7:25
  2. "I Get Weak" (7" version) 4:39
  3. "I Get Weak" (Instrumental version)(U.S. pressing) 7:32
  4. "Should I Let You In?" 4:16

The remixes were made by Shep Pettibone.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liner notes, Heaven on Earth: Special Edition (2013 reissue)
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 47, No. 12, April 30, 1988". RPM. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 24, April 2, 1988". RPM. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "Musicline.de – Carlisle,Belinda Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  6. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". Top Digital Download.
  10. ^ "SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Belinda Carlisle Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Belinda Carlisle Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  15. ^ http://hitsofalldecades.com/chart_hits/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=175&Itemid=49
  16. ^ http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1988.htm

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