Mad About You (Hooverphonic song)

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"Mad About You"
Hooverphonic - Mad About You.png
Single by Hooverphonic
from the album The Magnificent Tree
B-side "Visions"
Released 2000
Format
Recorded
1999; ACP
(Sint-Niklaas, Belgium)
  • Midas Recording Studio
    (Lokeren, Belgium)
  • SynSound Recording Studios
    (Brussels, Belgium)
Genre
Length 3:44
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Alex Callier
Producer(s)
  • Alex Callier
  • Roland Herrington
Hooverphonic singles chronology
"Eden"
(1998)
"Mad About You"
(2000)
"Out of Sight"
(2000)
Music sample

"Mad About You" is a song by the Belgian band Hooverphonic, released as the lead single from their third studio album, The Magnificent Tree (2000). "Mad About You" is often considered the band's masterpiece and its biggest worldwide success.

The song features a sweeping string arrangement that typifies the trip hop genre. It is also similar in style to a Bond-style film theme, with its dramatic orchestration and lyrics. The song is about a forbidden love, an idea also conveyed in the video, with the lyrics of "Can someone tell me if it's wrong to be so mad about you".

"Mad About You" was used in the soundtrack for the films Driven (2001), New Best Friend (2002), A Lot Like Love (2005) and Ma première fois (2012). It was also used in an episode of Cold Case ( season 3, episode 5)

Cantonese pop singer Joey Yung covered the song in Cantonese on her 2002 album Something About You.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000/2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 146
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 35
France (SNEP)[4] 39
Italy (FIMI)[5] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 83
UK (Official Charts Company)[7] 104

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 5 June 2015". Imgur. Archived from the original on 5 June 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hooverphonic – Mad About You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hooverphonic – Mad About You" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Hooverphonic – Mad About You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Hooverphonic – Mad About You". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Hooverphonic – Mad About You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010 > H & Claire – Hysterix". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH) Tobias Zywietz. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 

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