No One Like You

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"No One Like You"
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Single by Scorpions
from the album Blackout
A-side"Now!' (Japan)
B-side"Now!" (worldwide)
Released21 March 1982
June 1982 (US)
Recorded1981; Dierks Studio
(Stommeln-Cologne, West Germany)
Genre
Length3:57
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Dieter Dierks
Scorpions singles chronology
"Make It Real"
(1980)
"No One Like You"
(1982)
"Can't Live Without You"
(1982)

"No One Like You" is a song by German rock band Scorpions. It was written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals) and released as the lead single from the band's eighth studio album Blackout (1982). It was produced by Dieter Dierks was recorded at Dierks' studio.

Background[edit]

"No One Like You" first appeared on the band's 1982 album Blackout. It was one of three hit singles from the record. The track also appeared on multiple greatest hits-type albums including: Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads, Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions, and Box of Scorpions.

A video was shot for the song in San Francisco. It features Alcatraz Island—with Klaus Meine being the recipient of capital punishment.

The track was originally written in German and much of its meaning changed in translation.

Reception[edit]

The song reached number 65 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It also attained the number 1 position on the US Billboard Rock Tracks chart. The track peaked at number 49 in Canada.[4]

The Scorpions released a live version as a taster for their forthcoming live album World Wide Live in 1984 . The record's flipside also features a performance of their classic "The Zoo."

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Canada RPM Top Singles[5] 49
UK[6] 64
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 65
US Billboard Mainstream Rock 1
US Cash Box Top 100 75
Chart (1985) Peak
position
France (IFOP)[8] 69

Personnel[edit]

Covers and soundtracks[edit]

"No One Like You" was covered by Lagwagon on their 2000 album Let's Talk About Leftovers. Cover versions of the track are also playable in the video games: Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Rock Revolution. The song was sampled in the song "4 Da Gang" by 42 Dugg and Roddy Ricch.

The song is featured in the TV show Supernatural, the film Rock of Ages and video game Rock Band 4.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weber, Barry. "Scorpions Blackout review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 October 2012. Blackout was Scorpions' first highly successful album, due to its clever balance of pop/rock (the title track), power ballads ("When the Smoke Is Going Down"), and catchy heavy metal ("Dynamite," "No One Like You")
  2. ^ "Scorpions still pack a sting more than 50 years later". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2021-04-12. Of course, with an oft-underrated catalog of more arena-rattling pop-metal hits than many might initially remember — “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “No One Like You,” “Still Loving You,” “Wind of Change,” “Send Me an Angel,” “The Zoo,” “Big City Nights,” “Rhythm of Love,” “Loving You Sunday Morning,” “I Can’t Explain”
  3. ^ "Top 100 Classic Rock Artists". Ultimate Classic Rock. June 8, 2016. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  4. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com. 1982-04-03. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
  8. ^ "Toutes les Chansons N° 1 des Années 70" (in French). InfoDisc. July 7, 1985. Retrieved December 22, 2019.

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