Love (Inna song)

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"Love"
Innalove.jpg
Single by Inna
from the album Hot
Released January 1, 2009 (UK)
Format CD, Digital download
Recorded 2008
Play & Win Studios
(Constanța, Romania)
Genre House, eurodance
Length 4:13 (Original Version)
Label Roton, Ultra Records, Vale Music, 3 Beat Records, Spinnin' Records, Do It Yoursef
Writer(s) Sebastian Barac, Radu Bolfea, Marcel Botezan
Producer(s) Play & Win
Inna singles chronology
"Hot"
(2009)
"Love"
(2009)
"Déjà Vu"
(2009)
Alternative cover
UK single artwork
Music video
"Love" on YouTube

"Love" is a song by Romanian dance/pop vocalist Inna extracted from her debut studio album entitled Hot (2009). It was written and produced by native dance music trio Play & Win and acts as the second single release from her album. "Love" was released and promoted in various European countries by Roton and Ultra Records. The "Play & Win Radio Edit" acted as the official version of the song in several countries.

While "Love" contains elements of eurodance, its lyrics evoke a meaning of how complicated situations of love can become. The single has garnered success for Inna in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania where it became her second consecutive top-twenty hit. "Love" was released as Inna's third single in the Netherlands after rumours that "10 Minutes", her fifth single overall, would be released first.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Love" leaked onto the internet in early April 2009 and was later released onto the YouTube channel of Roton Records on May 7, 2009. It was directed on April 21, 2009 by Bogdan "Bobo" Bărbulescu in Bucharest, Romania during a period of 14 hours.[1] The music video presents Inna in a gym. While some of the video's scenes are played in slow motion, its message is a battle between the Good and the Evil. The video starts with a confluence of two flowing water fluxes, one being white and the other black. A ballerina pirouetting through the air is then pictured as a representative for the Good. In the next scene of the video Inna appears wearing white shorts with a black belt and a long white veil. Following this, a skilled boxer is shown. He is sweating while beating a punching bag. Later in the video, black-dressed people appear as representatives for the Evil. While Inna sings in the front of an old wall, they are succeeding each other. In the end of the video Inna is running away among the other people previously presented. She seems unhappy because of their violence.

Accolades[edit]

"Love" was nominated for a Balkan Music award in the category "Best Song in the Balkans from Romania for 2009" late 2009, but failed to achieve it.[2] Furthermore, the song also won two nominations during the Romanian Top Hits Awards ceremony in the categories "Top 1 Romania" and "Girls- The Best Hit". Subsequently, the jury awarded her with a special accolade for the success her song had in her native country.[3] Inna also received three nods for herself at the 2009 MTV Romania Music Awards in the categories "Best New Act", "Best Show" and "Best Borderbreaker".[4]

Track listings[edit]

Love (Official Versions & Remixes)
  1. "Love (Play & Win Radio Edit Version)" - 3:39
  2. "Love (Play & Win Extended Version)" - 5:02
  3. "Love (Original Version)" - 4:14
  4. "Love (UK Radio Edit Version)" - 2:23
  5. "Love (Dandeej Remix)" - 5:15
  6. "Love (DJ Andi Remix)" - 5:44
  7. "Love (eSQUIRE Radio Edit)" - 3:54
  8. "Love (eSQUIRE Club Remix)" - 5:57
  9. "Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)" - 3:51
  10. "Love (7th Heaven Club Remix)" - 6:35
  11. "Love (Klubfiller Club Remix)" - 6:35
  12. "Love (Klubfiller Dub)" - 6:30

Releases[edit]

Release process[edit]

The song was made avabile to digital download only in selected territories. "Love" premiered as a digital EP to several retrailers. The single was released first to Romania and Spain on January 1, 2009 and was sent to Romanian mainstream radio stations on March 12, 2009. Love- EP premiered during late 2009 and early 2010 to Italian and American digital stores. While "Love" was launched as a single in Japan through Roton on July 4, 2012, a promotional CDr was made avabile in the UK. Furthermore, "Love" was promoted through CD-releases in the Netherlands and Italy.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Romania[5] January 1, 2009 Digital EP Roton, Ultra Records
Spain[6] Vale Music
United Kingdom[7][8] December 1, 2009 Roton, Ultra Records
July 26, 2011 CD 3 Beat Records
United States[9] December 1, 2009 Digital EP Roton, Ultra Records
Netherlands[10][11] March 13, 2010 Digital single Spinnin' Records
April 2, 2010 CD
Italy[12][13] April 14, 2010 Do It Yourself
April 22, 2010 Digital EP
Japan[14] July 4, 2012 Digital single Roton

Charts[edit]

Performance[edit]

"Love" debuted at number thirty-seven on the Spanish Singles Chart on November 8, 2009, gaining the highest debut of that week.[15] It went on to peak at number thirty-one on November 22, 2009[16] and exited the chart on December 20, 2009 after spending a total of six weeks on it. The song became Inna's second consecutive top forty hit on this chart following her previous single called "Hot" which became a number-one hit in July 2009. "Love" has also been a great success on various airplay charts across Europe, with it reaching the top twenty in Hungary and the Czech Republic and outperforming "Hot" in Romania and Poland chartswise where it peaked within the top five and top twenty respectively. The single subsequently spent twelve weeks on the Bulgaria Singles Top 40. It debuted there at number-nineteen in the week of 25/2009[17] and moved forward to the top fifteen the next two weeks.[18][19] "Love" reached its peak position at number-eight in the week of 28/2009,[20] where it stationed for three non-consecutive weeks. Following this, the song dropped down to the top-twenty and left the chart in the week of 37/2009.

Weekly charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  27. ^ "Tânguirile Oceanei, în vârful audienţelor" [Oceana's song is atop the audiences] (in Romanian). Cotidianul. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
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