Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You

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"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
German-manufactured single release
Single by George Benson
from the album 20/20
B-side"Beyond the Sea (La Mer)"
Released1985
Recorded1984
Genre
Length4:04
LabelWarner Bros. Records
Songwriter(s)Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
Producer(s)Michael Masser
George Benson singles chronology
"I Just Wanna Hang Around You"
(1985)
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1985)
"Kisses in the Moonlight"
(1986)
Music video
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (TopPop, 1985) on YouTube

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" is a song written by composers Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin. It was originally recorded by American singer and guitarist George Benson for his 1985 studio album 20/20, released by Warner Bros. Records. This original version was produced by co-writer Masser, and was released as a single in Europe only in 1985. In 1987, Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros sang his version of the song; which became a worldwide success.

George Benson version[edit]

The single release of the George Benson version contains Benson's cover version of "Beyond the Sea (La Mer)" as the B-side track. Benson's version of "Beyond the Sea" was released as a single, which peaked at number 60 on its second week in the UK Singles Chart[1] and remained on the chart for the following two weeks.[1]

The music video of the Benson version shows a field where are Benson, a woman, a chauffeur, a car and an airplane. Benson and women are side by side throughout the video, and he remains connected to her by their right hands. When the song starts, Benson sings looking at the camera and looking at the woman alternately. The chauffeur who brought the two car appears throughout the video a little behind the two and looking for them. At the beginning and end of the video, Benson and the woman kiss.

7-inch release

  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) – 4:04
  2. Beyond The Sea (La Mer) (Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence) – 4:10
Chart (1985) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[3] 43

Personnel

Glenn Medeiros version[edit]

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Artwork for US editions
Single by Glenn Medeiros
from the album Glenn Medeiros
B-side"(Instrumental)"
ReleasedFebruary 1987 (US)[4]
17 August 1987 (Australia)[5]
June 1988 (UK)[6]
Recorded1986
GenrePop rock
Length3:46
LabelAmherst
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Jay Stone
Glenn Medeiros singles chronology
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1987)
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"
(1987)

A 1987 version by American singer Glenn Medeiros reached number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Canada and the United Kingdom. It also topped the charts in a further four countries in Europe. Medeiros also recorded the song in Spanish under the title "Nada cambiará mi amor por ti".

Background and release[edit]

Medeiros originally released the song on a small independent label at the age of 16 in 1986, after winning Brown Bags to Stardom, a local radio talent contest at KIKI radio, in his hometown of Honolulu. Jay Stone,[7] the program director and future producer of the song, convinced Medeiros to record it and make it his first release, as Benson's "The Greatest Love of All", another Michael Masser composition, had been a No. 1 hit for Whitney Houston earlier that year. Guy Zapoleon, program director of KZZP in Phoenix was on vacation in Honolulu where his friend Jay Stone asked him to listen to the song on KIKI. Zapoleon loved the song and took the record back to Phoenix, where it debuted on KZZP in October 1986. By January 1987, the song hit No. 2 for four weeks, then through word of mouth to other program directors, the airplay spread with other stations having top 5 success with the song and by June 1987 the song had become a national hit.[citation needed]

The song was featured in a late 1987 episode of the US daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives as well as 1988 episodes of As the World Turns, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital. It was also used in a 1989 episode of Santa Barbara. The song reached No. 1 in June 1988 in the United Kingdom and stayed at the top for four weeks.

In 2009, the song was used in France in a television advert for Spontex sponges.[8] The song was additionally used in a commercial for Thinkbox in the UK in 2015. During the same year, the song was used in an episode of British soap opera Coronation Street, where characters Beth Tinker and Kirk Sutherland got married.

Music video[edit]

The music video features Medeiros strolling around a beach with a girl in a pink dress.[9]

Track listings[edit]

  • 7-inch single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Seven Inch Version) – 3:46
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Instrumental) – 5:11
  • 12-inch single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Extended Version) – 6:09
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Seven-inch Version) – 3:46
  3. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Instrumental Version) – 5:20

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Certifications for "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[44] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[45] Gold 500,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[46] Gold 75,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[47] Gold 500,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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