Makin' Love

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"Makin' Love"
Single by Floyd Robinson
Released 1959 (1959)
Format 7-inch single
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Floyd Robinson

"Makin' Love" is a song written and originally released by American country singer Floyd Robinson. He released it as a single in 1959.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song became a hit on the both sides of Atlantic. In the United states it reached no. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 27 on the Billboard Black Singles chart. In the UK it reached no. 9 on the national singles chart.[1]

In the US, "Makin' Love" was controversial because of its suggestive sexual content, and many radio stations pulled it from the airwaves after only a few weeks.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1959) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] Tip
Norway (VG-lista)[3] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 9
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 27
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 20

Dalida version (in French)[edit]

The song was translated into French (under the title "T'aimer follement") and recorded by two French singers: Dalida[7] and soon then-unknown Johnny Hallyday. Both versions were released in early 1960.

Dalida's version reached no. 2 in Wallonia (French Belgium).[8][9][10] and no. 1 in France.[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1960) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 2
France (singles sales)[citation needed] 1

Johnny Hallyday version (in French)[edit]

"T'aimer follement"
Single by Johnny Hallyday
Released 1960 (1960) (France, etc.)
Format 7-inch single, 7" EP
Label Disques Vogue
Songwriter(s) Jacques Plait, André Salvet, Floyd Robinson
Johnny Hallyday singles chronology
"T'aimer follement"
(1960)
"Souvenirs, souvenirs"
(1960)

"T'aimer follement"
(1960)
"Souvenirs, souvenirs"
(1960)

Track listings[edit]

7" EP Vogue EPL 7750 (1960, France etc.)

A1. "T'aimer follement" (2:30)
A2. "J'étais fou" (2:45)
B1. "Laisse les filles" (2:17)
B2. "Oh, Oh Baby" (2:52)[11]

7" single Vogue V. 45-722 (1960, France etc.)

A. "T'aimer follement" (2:27)
B. "Laisse les filles" (2:28)[12]

7" single Vogue Productions 45-4068 (Canada)

A. "T'aimer Follement" (2:28)
B. "J'et ais fou" (2:49)[13]

CD single Disques Vogue 743211131712 (1993, France)

  1. "T'aimer follement" (2:29)
  2. "Nous les gars, nous les filles (1:51)[14]

CD single "Souvenirs, Souvenirs / T'aimer follement" amc 14.002 (2000, Belgium)

  1. "Souvenirs, souvenirs" (2:09)
  2. "T'aimer follement" (2:29)[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 465. ISBN 1904994105.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Floyd Robinson – Makin' Love" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  3. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Floyd Robinson – Makin' Love". VG-lista. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  5. ^ "Floyd Robinson Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  6. ^ "Floyd Robinson Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (4 July 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 15–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Dalida – T'aimer follement" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (25 April 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 14–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 May 1960). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 9–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  11. ^ "ultratop.be - Johnny Hallyday - T'aimer follement". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  12. ^ "Johnny Hallyday - T'aimer Follement at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  13. ^ "J. Hallyday* - T'aimer Follement (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  14. ^ "Johnny Hallyday - T'Aimer Follement (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  15. ^ "Johnny Hallyday - Souvenirs, Souvenirs / T'Aimer Follement (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2017-11-14.

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