We Love You (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark song)

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"We Love You"
We Love You single.jpg
Single by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
from the album The Pacific Age
B-side "We Love You" (Dub)
Released 3 November 1986
Format 7", 2×7", 12" single
Recorded Studio De La Grande Armée, Paris
Genre New wave
Length 4:10
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Humphreys, McCluskey, Stephen Hague
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark singles chronology
"(Forever) Live and Die"
(1986)
"We Love You"
(1986)
"Shame"
(1987)

"We Love You" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the second single taken from their 1986 album, The Pacific Age.

The track is sung from the perspective of a citizen living under a totalitarian system, who has grown fearful about his family's future while still feigning adoration for his dictator leader. The "We love you" refrain was also designed to be interpreted as an expression of gratitude to the OMD listener base; the group's fanclub was invited to appear in the single's accompanying music video.[1] The song was sampled in the early 1990s for BBC Wales's Scrum V programme.

Track listing[edit]

7"
  1. "We Love You" – 3:59
  2. "We Love You" (Dub) – 6:20
Limited edition 2×7"
  1. "We Love You" – 3:59
  2. "We Love You" (Dub) – 6:20
  3. "If You Leave" – 4:30
  4. "88 Seconds in Greensboro" – 4:20
Limited edition 7" + Cassette-Maxi Retro
  1. "We Love You" – 3:59
  2. "We Love You" (Dub) – 6:20
  1. "Souvenir"
  2. "Electricity"
  3. "Enola Gay"
  4. "Joan of Arc"
  5. "We Love You"
  6. "We Love You" (Dub)
12"
  1. "We Love You" (extended) – 6:15
  2. "We Love You" (7" version) – 3:59
  3. "We Love You" (Dub) – 6:20

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986–87) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 18
UK Singles Chart 54
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You're such a dictator!". Q. Bauer Media Group. November 1996. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 224. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA from mid-1983 until 19 June 1988.