My Man (Luv' song)

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"My Man"
Mymancover1.jpg
Single by Luv'
from the album With Luv'
B-side "Don't Let Me Down"
Released May 1977
Format 7" Vinyl Single
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 3:04
Label 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
"My Man"
(1977)
"Dream, Dream"
(1977)

"My Man"
(1977)
"Dream, Dream"
(1977)

"My Man" is the debut single by Dutch girl group Luv', released in May 1977 by Philips/Phonogram Records. It appears on the 1978 album With Luv'.

Background[edit]

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[edit]

7" Vinyl[1]

  • a. "My Man"
  • b. "Don't Let Me Down"
Country Year Label Catalog
Netherlands/Germany/Portugal 1977 Philips/Phonogram Records 6012707
UK 1977 Private Stock Records -

Chart performance[edit]

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[2] to promote it in the German speaking countries. However, "My Man" failed to break into the charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
Europarade (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles) 19
Flanders (BRT Top 30)[3] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[4] 12
Netherlands (Nationale Hitparade (currently Single Top 100) [5] 12

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