Love Me for a Reason

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"Love Me for a Reason"
Love me for a reason (The Osmonds).jpg
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Love Me for a Reason
B-side"Fever"
ReleasedAugust 31, 1974
Format7"
RecordedMay 21, 1974
GenrePop
Length4:02
LabelMGM Records 14746
Songwriter(s)Johnny Bristol, Wade Brown, Jr., David Jones, Jr.
Producer(s)Mike Curb
The Osmonds singles chronology
"I Can't Stop"
(1974)
"Love Me for a Reason"
(1974)
"Having a Party"
(1975)

"Love Me for a Reason" is a song by Johnny Bristol covered by The Osmonds, and released in 1974. Twenty years later, Boyzone covered the song. Both versions were successful, reaching the top ten of the charts in many countries.

Original song and covers[edit]

The original version by Johnny Bristol, from his 1974 album Hang On In There Baby, was released as a single on MGM in 1974, but "Love Me for a Reason" quickly became associated with another MGM act, The Osmonds. It was their last top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, reaching #10; it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. In the UK Singles Chart it fared even better, spending three weeks at the top in August 1974.[1] There was a lovers rock version of the song issued on Trojan records in 1976, credited to the Fabulous Five Inc (aka Fab Five Inc), that scored well in Jamaica and in the United Kingdom.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 4:02
  2. "Fever" — 3:15

Charts and sales[edit]

Boyzone version[edit]

"Love Me for a Reason"
Love me for a reason.jpg
Single by Boyzone
from the album Said and Done
B-side"Daydream Believer"
Released28 November 1994
Format
Recorded1994
GenrePop
Length3:39
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
  • Wade Brown
  • David Jones Jr.
  • Johnny Bristol
Producer(s)Ray Hedges
Boyzone singles chronology
"Working My Way Back to You"
(1994)
"Love Me for a Reason"
(1994)
"Key to My Life"
(1995)

The song was revived by Boyzone in 1994, becoming their breakthrough single in the UK, reaching #2 on the UK singles chart in December that year. It was the 20th biggest selling boy band single of the 90's in the UK. The song was the 19th best selling single of 1994 in the UK. The song has received a Gold sales status certification for sales of over 400,000 copies in the UK.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD1 (Jewel Case)[14]
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 3:41
  2. "Daydream Believer" — 3:06
UK CD2 (Limited Edition Digipak w/Poster)[15]
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 3:41
  2. "Daydream Believer" — 3:06
Japanese CD single[16]
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 3:39
  2. "Daydream Believer" — 3:07
  3. "Working My Way Back to You" (Original) — 3:41
  4. "Father and Son" (Original Demo) — 2:40

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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