Lift Me Up (Moby song)

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"Lift Me Up"
Lift Me Up - Moby (Single).jpg
Single by Moby
from the album Hotel
B-side "Mulholland"
Released February 28, 2005
Format
Recorded 2004
Length
  • 3:14 (album version)
  • 3:08 (single version)
Label Mute
Songwriter(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Make Love Fuck War"
(2004)
"Lift Me Up"
(2005)
"Raining Again"
(2005)

"Make Love Fuck War"
(2004)
"Lift Me Up"
(2005)
"Raining Again"
(2005)

"Lift Me Up" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It was released as the first single from his seventh studio album Hotel on February 28, 2005. It achieved success in many countries, including Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, and Spain, where it was a top ten hit.

Background[edit]

Moby claims to have written the song in 2004 after the re-election of President George W. Bush, adding that it reflected his consideration to emigrate to Canada in protest.[citation needed] Moby has stated that the theme of the song is about the rise of global intolerance and fundamentalism.[1] This song originally was to be sung with The Sisters of Mercy's singer Andrew Eldritch and is partly inspired by that band's material.

Use in media[edit]

In 2005, the song was used as an outro for Australia's Nine's Wide World of Sport coverage;[citation needed] in Italy, in a commercial for Vodafone;[2] and on ITV Sport, for the theme of their Formula One coverage.[3] This was remixed with a variety of sounds to give it a faster pace. The song was featured in the racing game Asphalt: Urban GT 2 for mobile phones and Nintendo DS, and was used in the Beatmania series of rhythm games.[citation needed] The track was also the theme for Discovery Quest's Expedition Borneo on the Discovery Channel in February 2007.[citation needed] As well, the song was featured in the thirteenth episode of the third season of Doctor Who.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Moby – vocals, instrumentation, writing, engineering, production
  • Brian Sperber – engineering, mixing
  • Scott Frassetto – drums
  • Brian Sperber – backing vocals
  • Jason Candler – backing vocals
  • Kurt Uenala – backing vocals
  • Orion Simprini – backing vocals
  • Shayna Steele – backing vocals
  • Graphic Therapy and NYC – artwork
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 200,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moby's Web site (article on lyrics and the song's meaning)". Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vodafone: on air dal 5 marzo nuovi spot per live! Music e live! TV - Comunicati stampa 2005 - Vodafone Italia". Corporate.vodafone.it. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  3. ^ "ITV F1 Intro 2008". ITV F1 Covrage. ITV. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "Ultratop Dance – 26/03/2005" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved February 25, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Tracklisten. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "Moby: Lift Me Up" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Moby – Lift Me Up". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Chart Track: Week 9, 2005". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  13. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  14. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 13, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Moby – Lift Me Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Singles Top 100. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Moby – Lift Me Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  21. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  22. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 2005" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2005" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ "French single certifications – Moby – Lift Me Up" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 

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