If You Love Me (Brownstone song)

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"If You Love Me"
If you love me.jpg
Single by Brownstone
from the album From the Bottom Up
B-side"Remix"
ReleasedOctober 24, 1994
FormatCD single, CD maxi,
12" maxi
Recorded1994
Genre
Length5:04
LabelMJJ, Epic
Songwriter(s)Gordon Chambers, Nichole Gilbert, Dave Hall
Producer(s)Dave "Jam" Hall
Brownstone singles chronology
"Pass the Lovin'"
(1994)
"If You Love Me"
(1994)
"Grapevyne"
(1995)

"If You Love Me" is a song by R&B group Brownstone, released on October 24, 1994 by MJJ Music and Epic Records. It is the second single from their debut album From the Bottom Up. The song was written by Gordon Chambers, Nichole Gilbert, and Dave Hall, and features a sample from "Spellbound" (1990) by American rapper K-Solo.[1] "If You Love Me" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance in 1996, but lost to "Creep" by TLC.

It is their biggest hit peaking at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles chart, as well as number 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B songs chart. It also topped the chart for five weeks in New Zealand, but achieved a moderate success in the other countries where it was released. The song was featured in the 1998 film Living Out Loud, in a fantasy ensemble dance sequence featuring Holly Hunter. The music video for the Remix features rapper Craig Mack. In 2015, Canadian rapper Tory Lanez sampled the song for his hit single "Say It". Billboard named the song #84 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single

  1. "If You Love Me" (LP version) – 3:46
  2. "If You Love Me" (soft touch mix) – 3:46
  3. "If You Love Me" (a cappella) – 3:42
  4. "If You Love Me" (instrumental) – 3:41

12" maxi

  1. "If You Love Me" (LP version - radio edit) – 3:43
  2. "If You Love Me" (soft touch mix - radio edit) – 3:44
  3. "If You Love Me" (a cappella) – 3:42
  4. "If You Love Me" (instrumental) – 3:45

12" maxi - UK

  1. "If You Love Me" (channel 9 mix) – 7:33
  2. "If You Love Me" (uno clio dub) – 6:57
  3. "If You Love Me" (smooth out remix extended version) – 5:45
  4. "If You Love Me" (remix extended version) – 5:45
  5. "If You Love Me" (characters funk remix extended version) – 5:45

CD maxi

  1. "If You Love Me" (radio edit) – 3:43
  2. "If You Love Me" (smooth out remix radio edit) – 4:14
  3. "If You Love Me" (if you jazz me remix radio edit) – 4:21
  4. "If You Love Me" (characters funk remix radio edit) – 4:14
  5. "If You Love Me" (soft touch mix radio edit) – 3:44
  6. "If You Love Me" (a cappella) – 3:42

CD maxi - Remixes

  1. "If You Love Me" (LP version) – 5:04
  2. "If You Love Me" (a cappella) – 3:42
  3. "If You Love Me" (smooth out remix extended version) – 5:45
  4. "If You Love Me" (if you jazz me remix extended version) – 5:45
  5. "If You Love Me" (characters funk remix extended version) – 5:45

Personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ From the Bottom Up (booklet). Brownstone. MJJ Music, Epic Records. 1994. 477362 2.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "If You Love Me", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved Merch 26, 2009)
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Brownstone". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ a b c d Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved Merch 26, 2009)
  6. ^ a b "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ "End of Year Charts 1995". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1995". Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  9. ^ "1995 Year End Chart: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-01-27.
  10. ^ US certifications riaa.com (Retrieved March 26, 2009)

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