Loverboy (Billy Ocean song)

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"Loverboy"
Loverboy (Billy Ocean single - cover art).jpg
Single by Billy Ocean
from the album Suddenly
Released 15 November 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop
Length 5:15 (album version)
4:11 (single version)
3:58 (US single version)
8:08 (extended version)
Label Jive
Songwriter(s) Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean, Robert John "Mutt" Lange
Producer(s) Keith Diamond
Robert John "Mutt" Lange (exec.)
Billy Ocean singles chronology
"Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
(1984)
"Loverboy"
(1984)
"Suddenly"
(1985)
"Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
(1984)
"Loverboy"
(1984)
"Suddenly"
(1985)

"Loverboy" was Billy Ocean's second single from his 1984 album, Suddenly. It was produced by Keith Diamond and reached a chart high of number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (behind "Careless Whisper" by Wham! featuring George Michael)[1] as well as hitting number 20 on the soul chart,[2] and number 15 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1985.[3] It also reached the top spot of the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the U.S., in an extended version.[4] The track was released on the Jive label under the catalogue reference, JIVE 80.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot at Durdle Door and features a rider on horseback riding up the coast to a bar built inside a cave.[5]

Track listings[edit]

7": Jive / JS1-9284 (US) JIVE 80 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Loverboy" - 3:58
  2. "Loverboy" (Dub Mix) - 4:59 [6]

12": Jive / JD1-9280 (US)[edit]

  1. "Loverboy" (Extended Club Remix) - 8:08
  2. "Loverboy" (Single Version) - 4:12
  3. "Loverboy" (Dub Mix) - 4:59 [7]

12": Jive / JIVE T 80 (UK - Limited Edition)[edit]

  1. "Loverboy" (Extended Club Remix) - 8:08
  2. "Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)"
  3. "Loverboy" (Dub Mix) - 4:59 [8]

Charts[edit]

Boystar version[edit]

"Loverboy"
Single by Boystar
Released 6 October 2002
Format CD Single
Recorded 2002
Genre Pop
Length 3:37
Label MRA Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean, Robert John "Mutt" Lange

In 2002, Australian group "Boystar", consisting of Ian Starr, Decklyn Jaxx and Steven Childs, released a cover version of "Loverboy". It was their first and only release. it debuted at peaked at #12 on the ARIA singles chart.[12]

Track listing[edit]

"Loverboy" was released on a 5-track CD single[13]

  1. Loverboy (Radio Edit) (3:37)
  2. This Ain't Love (3:06)
  3. Loverboy (Diego V Euro Club) (5:21)
  4. Loverboy (DJ Nikko Dirty Club) (4:14)
  5. Loverboy (Diego V RNB) (4:30)

Other versions[edit]

  • 2001: Jess & Crabbe (In Your Eer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". 1985-02-23. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 436. 
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 402–403. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 192. 
  5. ^ "Loverboy music video". Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Discogs.com - Billy Ocean "Loverboy" 7"". Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Discogs.com - Billy Ocean "Loverboy" 12"". Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "Discogs.com - Billy Ocean "Loverboy" 12"". Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Billy Ocean – Loverboy" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Forum – ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts – 1985". Australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "australian-charts.com - Boystar - Loverboy". 
  13. ^ "Boystar - Loverboy". 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Sidewalk Talk" by Jellybean
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
February 9, 1985
Succeeded by
"Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat