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
StudioOcean Way Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
GenrePop rock
Length4:52 (album version) 4:20 (single edit)
Songwriter(s)Diane Warren
Producer(s)Rick Nowels
Belinda Carlisle singles chronology
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"
"I Get Weak"
"Circle in the Sand"

"I Get Weak" is a song recorded by American singer Belinda Carlisle for her second studio album Heaven on Earth (1987). The song was written by Diane Warren and produced by Rick Nowels, and was released as the second single from the Heaven on Earth album on February 15, 1988.

"I Get Weak" reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 behind Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up", and number ten on the UK Singles Chart in 1988. It also reached number four in Canada.


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 Carlisle." [1]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for the song features a combination of color and black-and-white shots in the same frames. It was directed by Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton (who also directed her previous "Heaven is a Place on Earth" video), and featured model and actor Tony Ward, who later appeared in Madonna's "Justify My Love" music video.

The video uses the single edit (4:20).

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) (US pressing) – 7:32
  4. "Should I Let You In?" – 4:16

The remixes were made by Shep Pettibone.



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  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 47, No. 24, April 2, 1988". RPM. Retrieved August 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 47, No. 12, April 30, 1988". RPM. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
  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. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". Top Digital Download.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak". Top 40 Singles.
  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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