Still in Love with You (No Angels song)

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"Still in Love With You"
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Single by No Angels
from the album Now... Us!
B-side "Three Words"
Released August 12, 2002
Format CD, "12, download
Recorded 2002, Water-Edge-Studios
(Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
Genre pop, latin pop
Length 3:33 (album version)
Label Cheyenne/Polydor
Writer(s) Figge Boström, Johan Lindman
Producer(s) Nick Nice, Pontus Söderqvist
No Angels singles chronology
"Something about Us"
(2002)
"Still in Love With You"
(2002)
"Let's Go to
Bed
"
(2002)

"Still in Love with You" is a song performed by German group No Angels. Penned and composed by Figge Boström and Johan Lindman of Swedish songwriting collective La Carr, it was co-produced by Pontus Söderqvist and Nick Nice for the band's second studio album Now... Us! (2002). A mid-paced latin pop ballad, it showcases a more mature side from the band, with its instrumentation consisting essentially of flamenco guitars and bongo drums. Lyrically, the track finds the female protagonist thinking deeply over her relationship with her love interest from whom she parted; however, she still pines for him and feels self-conscious for doing so.

A slightly remixed version of the song was released as the album's second single through Cheyenne Records on August 12, 2002 in most of German-speaking Europe, with a September 2 release in Switzerland. Contemporary critics were generally positive with "Still in Love with You" who declared it brisk and dreamy. In 2003, the track was awarded the NRJ Music Award in the Best German Song category. The single proved to be commercially successful upon its release, charting at number two in Germany, continuing the band's string of top ten hits. "Still in Love with You" also reached number four in Austria and number ten on the Swiss Singles Chart while it also entered the top forty of the airplay charts in Hungary.

An accompanying music video for "Still in Love with You" was directed by Marcus Sternberg and filmed near Almería in the south-eastern corner of Spain in early July 2002. It features each member of the band in different locations at the Mediterranean Sea as their perform the lines individually. The song was promoted through numerous live appearances, including performances on TV Total, VIVA Interaktiv and The Dome, and was performed on all of the No Angels's subsequent concert tours.

Background[edit]

After a short break from public at the turn of the year 2001 the No Angels members reunited in February 2002 to begin working on their second album in Munich and Hamburg.[1] Asked to contribute own ideas and skills to guarantee a more personal effort following the rushed recording of their debut album Elle'ments (2001),[1] each member of the group focused on writing lyrics and melodies on her own — assisted by a wide range of different musicians and songwriters, including Thorsten Brötzmann, Alexander Geringas, Nik Hafemann, Thomas Anders and Christian Geller.[1] "Still in Love with You" was written by Swedish musicians Figge Boström and Johan Lindman, while production was helmed by Nick Nice and Pontus Söderqvist for LaCarr.[2] Recorded at The Orange Room at the LaCarr Studios in Stockholm, it was mixed by Nice and Peter "Boris" Boström.[2] Instrumentation and programming were handled by Söderqvist and Nice, while guitars were led by Lindman.[2] All vocals were recorded at the Water-Edge-Studios in Munich, Bavaria.[2]

Reception[edit]

"Still in Love with You" received generally positive reviews from music critics. Abini Zöllner from Berliner Zeitung felt that the song was one of the best on Now... Us! and remarked that it was reminiscent of Chris Rea with its "dreamy guitar."[3] Joachim Gauger from Laut.de declared the ballad as "quite brisk".[4] In 2003, the track was awarded the French NRJ Music Award, created in 2000 by the radio station NRJ in partnership with the television network TF1, in the category Best German Song.[5]

Johannes Cordes, former head of marketing at Polydor Records, first announced in the June edition of Muiskwoche that "Still in Love with You" was expected to be released as the second single from Now... Us!.[6] Eventually released on August 12, 2002 in Germany and Austria, the song managed to debut at number two on the German Singles Chart on August 23, 2002,[7] being held off the top spot by Herbert Grönemeyer's hit single "Mensch".[7] It managed to stay at number two the following week, but slipped to number three in its third week and eventually fell out of the top ten in early October 2002.[7] It was ranked 25th on the German year-end singles chart.[8]

In Austria, "Still in Love with You" became the No Angels's fifth top entry, debuting at number four. It managed to stay at same position another three weeks, before falling out of the top ten on October 6, 2002. Altogether, it spent 22 weeks on the chart, leaving the official top 75 in January 2003, and was later ranked 48th on the 2002 year-end chart in Austria.[8]

Music video[edit]

The music video was partly filmed in Arrecife de las Sirenas (pictured).

The accompanying music video for "Still in Love with You" was directed by Marcus Sternberg and filmed in the Cabo de Gata area near Almería, Andalusia in the south-eastern corner of Spain on July 4, 2002.[9] It marked the band's second collaboration with Sternberg following their work on previous single "Something About Us".[10] Shot in a time span of eighteen hours, sequences were primarily shot in and around a private villa, exclusively provided by its German owners.[10]

In the video, the band members are shown in different locations. Benaissa is simply seen performing on the rooftop terrace of a finca where she gazes at the Mediterranean Sea. Mölling is walking along the rocky coast of Arrecife de las Sirenas, sitting down by the water. Wahls is sitting down by a swimming pool; on occasion she is seen belly dancing next to it. Diakovska's scenes were filmed atop a lighthouse where she is watching the sunrise. Petruo is sat on the steps in front of a church; at the end of the video she starts dancing flamenco at the setting of the sun. Their scenes are intercut with a male guitarist who is seated on a bench, playing on his acoustic guitar. Although it was already available for viewing at AOL, the video for "Still in Love with You" premiered on July 26, 2002 on MTV Central's Brand:Neu.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Now... Us!.[2]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Austria August 12, 2002 CD single, digital download Polydor, Cheyenne
Germany
Switzerland September 2, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Now... Us!". Austriancharts. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Now... Us! (Media notes). No Angels. Polydor Records. 2002. 
  3. ^ a b Zöllner, Abini (November 7, 2002). "Manchmal verschwindet was". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gauger, Joachim. "Es ist die Stunde der Wahrheit für Vanessa, Sandy, Nadja, Jessica und Lucy". laut.de (in German). Laut AG. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 
  5. ^ Hösgen, Eva-Maria. "NRJ Music Award für die No Angels" (PDF). Radio Energy. NRJ Inside! National. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  6. ^ "Polydor schickt zweites No Angels-Album ins Rennen". Musikwoche (in German). Mediabiz. June 14, 2002. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Chartverfolgung, STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU (Single)". Media Control. Musicline. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Jahreshitparade Singles 2002 – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 
  9. ^ "No Angels - Still in Love with You". MVDbase. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  10. ^ a b "Clipdreh in Spanien". Beepworld. Retrieved 2006-11-13. 
  11. ^ "Still In Love With You" (in German). Musicload. Deutsche Telekom AG. 2002-08-12. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  12. ^ "Still In Love With You - Two Track" (in German). Musicload. Deutsche Telekom AG. 2002-09-02. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – No Angels – Still In Love With You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – No Angels Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  15. ^ "Chart History in Germany". Chartsurfer. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – No Angels – Still In Love With You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  18. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 2002 – swisscharts.com" (in German). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012-03-22. 

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