Verdammt, ich lieb' dich

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"Verdammt, ich lieb' Dich" is a 1990 song by the German singer-songwriter Matthias Reim, from his first album Reim. The song was Reim's first single, and remains his biggest hit, reaching the number-one spot in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. In Germany, it spent 16 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts, equalling the record set by Boney M.'s "Rivers of Babylon".[1] The song's title means "Damn, I love you" in English.

"Verdammt, ich lieb' dich"
Matthias Reim Verdammt Ich Lieb Dich single cover.jpg
Single by Matthias Reim
from the album Reim
B-side"Maskenball"
Released1990 (1990)
Format7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
GenreSchlager
Length3:40 (single version)
4:09 (Vollgas Mix)
4:49 (Schmusemix)
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)Bernd Dietrich, Matthias Reim
Producer(s)Bernd Dietrich, Matthias Reim
Matthias Reim singles chronology
"Verdammt, ich lieb' dich"
(1990)
"Ich hab' geträumt von dir"
(1990)

Cover versions[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1992) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 1
Croatia (Billboard)[4] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 1
Poland (LP3)[7] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 1
West Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[10] Platinum 50,000*
Belgium (BEA)[11] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[12] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[13] Gold 75,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Matthias Reim biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Matthias Reim – Verdammt - ich lieb' dich" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Matthias Reim – Verdammt - ich lieb' dich" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Artists & Music: A turntable" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. HDU Toplista. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Matthias Reim" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Matthias Reim – Verdammt - ich lieb' dich" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  7. ^ "Matthias Reim – Verdammt, ich lieb' dich | Lista Przebojów Programu Trzeciego" (in Polish). LP3. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Matthias Reim – Verdammt - ich lieb' dich". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Matthias Reim – Verdammt - ich lieb' dich". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Matthias Reim – Verdammt ich lieb' Dich" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Gold certification for Belgian sales of 'Verdammt, ich lieb' dich' is awarded to Matthias Reim by Radio Luxembourg." 1990.
  12. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Matthias Reim; 'Verdammt ich lieb' Dich')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Matthias Reim Preise & Auszeichnungen – Matthias Reim" (in German). matthiasreim.de. Retrieved September 1, 2015. Note: "Goldene Schallplatte Niederlande".

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