My Promise

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My Promise
My Promise.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 1996[1]
GenreEurodance, dance-pop
Length55:18
LabelMCI, BMG, Arista[2]
ProducerFrank Farian
No Mercy chronology
My Promise
(1996)
More
(1998)
Alternative cover
"No Mercy" cover
"No Mercy" cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

My Promise is the 1996 debut album of the German-based trio, No Mercy.[4] It was the group's most successful album and contains all of their international hits, "Where Do You Go", "When I Die", "Please Don't Go" and "Kiss You All Over".

While the original title of the album was My Promise, the album was released in North America as No Mercy, which had a different cover as well as a different track listing.

Track listing[edit]

My Promise[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Where Do You Go"Frank Farian, Peter Bischof-FallensteinFarian4:32
2."Kiss You All Over"Mike Chapman, Nicky ChinnChapman, Chinn4:35
3."Don't Make Me Live Without You"Diane WarrenWarren4:02
4."When I Die"Bischof-Fallenstein, WarrenFarian, Dietmar Kawohl4:30
5."Please Don't Go"Farian, Bischof-Fallenstein, Marty CintronFarian4:01
6."Bonita"Farian, Cintron, Bischof-Fallenstein, Ariel Hernandez, Gabriel Hernandez, Max MontanaFarian3:47
7."My Promise to You"Dino Esposito, Rebecca ByramEsposito, Byram4:00
8."D' Yer Mak R"John Bonham, Robert Plant, John Paul JonesBonham, Plant, Jones3:53
9."Missing"Tracey ThornBen Watt3:59
10."This Masquerade"Leon RussellRussell3:16
11."In and Out"Gerry Stober, Stevie Bensusen, Shaun LaBelleStober, Bensusen, LaBelle3:24
12."Who Do You Love"Farian, John DavisFarian, Davis3:21
13."How Much I Love You"Stober, Bensusen, LaBelleStober, Bensusen, LaBelle4:02
14."Part of Me"Cintron, Billy Steinberg, Tony LombardoCintron3:54
15."Where Do You Go" (Trip House mix) (bonus track)Farian, Bischof-FallensteinFarian4:28

No Mercy[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Where Do You Go"4:28
2."Don't Make Me Live Without You"3:56
3."When I Die"4:45
4."Kiss You All Over"4:28
5."Part of Me"3:50
6."Bonita"3:48
7."Please Don't Go"4:00
8."My Promise to You"3:55
9."Message of Love"2:34
10."Do You Want Me"4:12
11."How Much I Love You"4:00
12."Where Do You Go" (Ocean Drive Mix)7:27
13."Don't Make Me Live Without You" (Mainstream Mix)3:55

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996–97) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 4
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 30
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 4
Canadian Albums (RPM)[9] 22
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 3
German Albums (GfK Entertainment)[11] 6
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[12] 24
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[13] 38
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 47
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 17
US Albums (Billboard 200)[17] 104
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[18] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
German Albums Chart[19] 12

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Platinum 100,000^
Germany (BVMI)[24] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[25] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amazon.de: My Promise" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  2. ^ BMG Beefs Up Berlin Presence. Billboard magazine. 1997-08-09. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  3. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r241320
  4. ^ Newsline: Spice Girls and Celine Dion. Billboard magazine. 1997-07-19. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – No Mercy – My Promise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – No Mercy – My Promise" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – No Mercy – My Promise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – No Mercy – My Promise" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  9. ^ "RPM: Top Albums/CDs – Volume 64, No. 20, January 20, 1997". RPM Canada. Archived from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – No Mercy – My Promise" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  11. ^ "Charts.de: No Mercy" (in German). Charts.de. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége". Mahasz.hu. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Charts.org.nz – No Mercy – My Promise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – No Mercy – My Promise". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-08-013.
  16. ^ "No Mercy | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  17. ^ "Allmusic: No Mercy (Awards)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  18. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  19. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1997 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  21. ^ "Austrian album certifications – No Mercy – My Promise" (in German). IFPI Austria. Enter No Mercy in the field Interpret. Enter My Promise in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1998". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – No Mercy – No Mercy". Music Canada.
  24. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (No Mercy; 'My Promise')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  25. ^ "Dutch album certifications – No Mercy – My Promise" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter My Promise in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (No Mercy; 'My Promise')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  27. ^ "American album certifications – No Mercy – No Mercy". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.