Salva Mea

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"Salva Mea"
Salva Mea-2.jpg
UK CD 1
Single by Faithless
from the album Reverence
Released July 1995
Format CD single
Recorded 1995
Length 10:47
Label Cheeky Records/BMG
Writer(s) Rollo Armstrong, Maxwell Fraser, Ayalah Deborah Bentovim
Producer(s) Rollo
Faithless singles chronology
"Salva Mea"
(1995)
"Insomnia"
(1995)
Alternative covers
UK CD 2
European Cover

Salva Mea is a song recorded by British dance group Faithless. It was released in 1995 as the group's first single and became a hit on the Dance Charts, and then, following its re-release in 1996, #9 in the UK. The album version is more than ten minutes long and contains Maxi Jazz's distinctive rapping. The female vocals on all versions are by Dido (Faithless founding member Rollo is her brother). There is also a Way Out West remix which can be found on Reverence / Irreverence set and in 2015 to mark 20 Years of Faithless British based DJ and production trio Above and Beyond left their mark on this track and gave it a massive boost for the clubs.

The song topped the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart twice — during its first chart run in 1996 and again in 1997 when the track was remixed and reissued.[1]

Part of the song is sampled in the Enrique Iglesias song "Dirty Dancer".

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Salva Mea" was directed by Lindy Heymann.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD 1995[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:11
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:37
  4. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:43

US CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:08
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Radio Version) - 04:51
  3. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:48
  4. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:35
  5. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:40

Australian CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Tuff Edit) - 04:02
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Edit) - 04:51
  3. Salva Mea (Radio Version) - 04:08
  4. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:50
  5. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 09:33
  6. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix) - 08:42
  7. Salva Mea (Floating Mix) - 08:11

UK CD 1 - 1997[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 04:36
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Way Out West Remix) - 07:48
  4. Salva Mea (Slow Version) - 04:10
  5. Salva Mea (Floating Mix) - 08:12

UK CD 2 - 1997[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 04:36
  2. Salva Mea (Epic Mix) - 11:51
  3. Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Mix) - 08:43
  4. Salva Mea (DJ Quicksilver Remix) - 06:52
  5. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 07:57

German CD 1996[edit]

  1. Salva Mea (Radio Edit) - 03:47
  2. Salva Mea (C.E.C. Edit) - 04:59
  3. Salva Mea (Epic Edit) - 04:51
  4. Salva Mea (96 Remix) - 09:11
  5. Salva Mea (Way Out West Remix) - 07:48
  6. Salva Mea (Tuff Mix) - 08:36

Charts and sales[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 9
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 32
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 38
Canada Dance (RPM)[6] 12
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[7] 17
France (SNEP)[8] 29
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 46
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 30
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 9
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[17] 9
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[18] 1

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Lucky Love" by Ace of Base
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
30 March 1996
Succeeded by
"Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)" by Gloria Estefan
Preceded by
"Show Me" by Urban Soul
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
4 October 1997
Succeeded by
"Get Up, Stand Up" by Phunky Phantom

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