My Man (Luv' song)
|Single by Luv'|
|from the album With Luv'|
|B-side||"Don't Let Me Down"|
|Format||7" Vinyl Single|
Philips/Phonogram Records (Benelux & German speaking countries) |
Private Stock Records (UK)
|Songwriter(s)||Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer (as Janschen & Janschens)|
|Producer(s)||Hans van Hemert|
|Luv' singles chronology|
The song is Luv's very first commercially available single. In 1976, producers and songwriters Hans van Hemert and Piet Souer first recorded the music of a self-penned composition entitled "My Man" and were looking for female vocalists. They recruited three young women (José Hoebee, Marga Scheide and Patty Brard) to form the girl group Luv'. The lyrics of this ABBA-esque track dealt with a railroad man who was shot and died. It was a coincidence that around the time of its release, a taking of hostages happened in a train in De Punt in late May/early June 1977.
Track listing and release
- a. "My Man"
- b. "Don't Let Me Down"
|UK||1977||Private Stock Records||-|
The single was a modest success in Holland and Belgium. Its peak position on the Dutch Top 40 and the "Nationale Hitparade" (currently Single Top 100) was #12. It also became a Top 10 hit in Flanders (Belgium). Because of these respectable performance in Benelux, the record reached the 19th position of the Europarade (currently the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ) which combined the weekly charts of various European countries into a single countdown.
Luv' performed the track on the famous Musikladen TV show broadcast on August 18, 1977 to promote it in the German speaking countries. However, "My Man" failed to break into the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
|Europarade (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles)||19|
|Flanders (BRT Top 30)||10|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||12|
|Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade (currently Single Top 100) ||12|
- Release information on Rate your music website Accessed: February 11, 2011
- Details about Luv's appearance on Musikladen Accessed: February 4, 2011
- BRT Top 30/Radio 2 Top 30 Archived 2007-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- Stichting Nederlandse Top 40 Archived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
- Chart details on Nationale Hitparade/Single Top 100 Accessed: February 4, 2011