Lovesong (Amiel song)

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"Lovesong"
Single by Amiel
from the album Audio Out
Released 10 March 2003 (2003-03-10)
(see release history)
Format CD, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 3:32
Label Festival
Writer(s) Amiel Daemion
Producer(s) Josh Abrahams
Certification Platinum (ARIA)
Amiel singles chronology
"The Chase"
(2000)
"Lovesong"
(2003)
"Obsession (I Love You)"
(2003)

"Lovesong" is a pop song written by Amiel Daemion and produced by Josh Abrahams for Amiel's first album Audio Out (2003). It was released as the album's first single in Australia as a CD single on 10 March 2003. The song was nominated for two awards at the 2003 ARIA Awards including "Highest Selling Single" and "Single of the Year".

The video shows a split screen of Amiel and a man who both enter a restaurant and sit down. Part way through, they both go to the bathroom and end up coming out on the opposite side of the screen and finish sitting at each other's seat and being brought the other's meal.

Background and commercial performance[edit]

Amiel wrote the song in 1999 when she first moved to Sydney, New South Wales.[1] She states "I went out with this guy, it was three dates, just dinners, it was so irrelevant, it was completely nothing. I was new in town and I wanted something, someone. But it was a waste of time. I thought: great, all I got out of that was a love song, another fucking love song."[1] Amiel states that the lyrics were changed to "stupid Lovesong" for radio because "stupid" preserves the sentiment better than a beep.[1]

"Lovesong" was commercially successful in Australia. On its first week of release to radio it became the most added song to Australian radio for that week.[2] In March 2003, it debuted at number thirteen on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and within five weeks of its release, it had reached the top ten; becoming Amiel's first top ten single.[3] It went to peak at number six and stayed at that position for one week.[3] The single spent twenty-six weeks on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, seventeen of which were in the top fifty.[4] The song went to become the thirty-fourth highest selling single in Australia for 2003 and the Australian Recording Industry Association awarded the single a platinum certification for shipping 70,000 copies.[4][5] The song was nominated for two ARIA Awards as the "Highest Selling Single" and "Single of the Year" for 2003, but lost both awards to "Born to Try" by Delta Goodrem.

Track listing[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Lovesong".

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 10 March 2003 Festival Records CD, digital download 21062
Germany 26 April 2004 Ministry of Sound CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Amiel Audio Out Biography by Warner Music". Warner Music. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Amiel Biography from her official website". amiel.com.au. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  3. ^ a b c "Lovesong - Australian chart run". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  4. ^ a b c "ARIA Highest Selling Singles 2003". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  5. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2003 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved 2 November 2008.