Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You

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"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Single by George Benson
from the album 20/20
B-side "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)"
Released 1985 (only in West Germany)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1984
Length 4:04 (Album and single)
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(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" (Video Clip 1) on YouTube
Music video
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (Video Clip 2) 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 in 1984 by American singer and guitarist George Benson and released in 1985 on his studio album "20/20", by Warner Bros. Records. This original version was produced by its own author Michael Masser and was released as a single only in Germany in 1985. The song was not released as a single in the United States, but nevertheless, Benson recorded two video clips for the song in the USA in the same year, which were displayed on television programs. Two years later, the song became even more well known for a version by Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros, whose 1987 cover eventually topped the charts in several countries.

George Benson version (1985)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

This is the track list of the original single by George Benson released in 1985 in Germany:

Year Side Song Length Interpreter Writer/Composer Producer Arrangers Original Album
1985 A-side "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" 4:04 George Benson Michael Masser,
Gerry Goffin
Michael Masser Robbie Buchanan "20/20"
1985 B-side "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)" 4:10 George Benson Charles Trenet,
Jack Lawrence
Russ Titelman Frank Foster,
Ralph Burns
"20/20"

The length of 4:04 for "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" and 4:10 for "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)", are the same in both the single and the album "20/20".

Music videos[edit]

The original version of "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" by George Benson has two video clips recorded by him in 1985 in the United States:

  • The first video clip shows a field where are Benson, a woman, a chauffeur, a car and an airplane. The video suggests that the coachman brought Benson with a woman in a car to this field and that one of them is about to board a plane, which is already connected with their propellers. Benson and women are side by side throughout the video, and he remains touching she with the right hand. 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.
  • In the second video clip, Benson sings "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" on a small stage lit by purple lights and whose backdrop shows large buildings with bright windows. Without looking at the camera, Benson sings showing his feelings through gestures with his hands and face, walking on the small stage. Several cameras film Benson from different angles of the stage, but he sings without looking at them. At the end, Benson is darkened, but the purple lights on stage remain.

Personnel[edit]

B-side[edit]

The B-side of single "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" released in Germany brought George Benson's cover of the classic "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)", which, although not an original song Benson, also it was released as a single in the USA and the UK, where peaked position #60 and remained on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks. "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)" is an English version of the French song "La Mer" by Charles Trenet, recorded in 1946. The letter was written in English by American Jack Lawrence and his version titled "Beyond The Sea" was recorded by numerous artists to over the years. The cover of Benson was also released on the album "20/20" in 1985.

Glenn Medeiros version (1987)[edit]

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Nothing's gonna change my love for you.jpg
Single by Glenn Medeiros
from the album Glenn Medeiros
B-side (Instrumental)
Released March 1987
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded 1986
Length 3:46
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Michael Masser
Gerry Goffin
Producer(s) Jeff Tyzik
Glenn Medeiros
Glenn Medeiros singles chronology
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1987)
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"
(1988)
Nick Carter singles chronology
"Get Over Me"
(2015)
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(2016)
"19 in 99" (2016)

A 1987 cover version by American singer Glenn Medeiros reached Number 12 on the U.S. 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. Argentine singer-songwriter Sergio Denis also recorded a cover version for his album Afectos (1985), with Spanish lyrics written by Rolando J. Hernández. 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.

Background and release[edit]

Medeiros originally released the song on a small independent label at the age of 16, after winning a local radio talent contest in Hawaii. A visiting radio executive from KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona heard the song and took the record back to Phoenix, where, through word of mouth, it became a national hit.

Glenn Medeiros also recorded the song in Spanish under the title Nada cambiará mi amor por ti. Argentine singer-songwriter Sergio Denis also recorded a cover version for his album Afectos (1985), with Spanish lyrics written by Rolando J. Hernández. In 2009, the song was used in France in a television advert for Spontex sponges.[1]

Music video[edit]

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

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" — 3:46
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (instrumental) — 5:11
12" 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

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[2] Gold 9 July 1987 50,000
France[3] Gold 1988 500,000
Netherlands[4] Gold 1988 40,000
UK[5] Gold 1 August 1988 400,000

Chart performance[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Boys (Summertime Love)" by Sabrina Salerno
French SNEP number one single
12 March 1988 - 30 April 1988 (8 weeks)
Succeeded by
"N'importe quoi" by Florent Pagny
Preceded by
"Yé ké yé ké" by Mory Kanté
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
9 July 1988 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Dirty Diana" by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
"I Owe You Nothing" by Bros
UK number one single
9 July 1988 - 31 July 1988 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"The Only Way Is Up" by Yazz and the Plastic Population
Preceded by
"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
Irish IRMA number one single
16 July 1988 - 30 July 1988 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Flight of Earls" by Paddy Reilly

Other cover versions[edit]

References[edit]

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