You'll Never Stop Me Loving You

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"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You"
Single by Sonia
from the album Everybody Knows
Released June 1989
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single, 3-inch CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Dance-pop
Length 3:22
Label Chrysalis
Writer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Producer(s) Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Sonia singles chronology
"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You"
(1989)
"Can't Forget You"
(1989)

"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" is the debut single by Sonia.

Written and produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, it was the only number one single in the UK Singles Chart for the Liverpudlian singer.[1] The song reached number ten on the US Billboard Dance/Disco Chart. The song helped cap a successful summer for Stock, Aitken and Waterman, becoming the sixth number one single they had been involved in during 1989.

Chart performance[edit]

"You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" was released in United Kingdom in June 1989. It debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 55 on 24 June 1989. It peaked at number one three weeks later, becoming Sonia's only number-one single there. The single was on the chart for thirteen weeks.[1] In Ireland the song peaked at number one and charted for eight weeks.

In Australia the song entered the charts at number forty-four on 17 September 1989. It reached a peak position of twenty-nine four weeks later. The song charted there for eight weeks. In other countries where the single charted, it reached peak positions mainly in the top thirty.

Sonia in the music video for "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You"

Formats and track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" — 3:22
  2. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (extended mix) - 7:56
  3. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (instrumental) — 3:22
7" single
  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" — 3:22
  2. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (instrumental) — 3:22
12" single
  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (extended mix) - 7:56
  2. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (instrumental) — 3:22
12" remix
  1. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (Sonia's kiss mix) - 6:40
  2. "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You" (instrumental) — 3:22

Credits and personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "You'll Never Stop Me Loving You":

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 29
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[3] 18
Dutch Singles Chart 26
Eurochart Hot 100 1
French SNEP Singles Chart[4] 29
German Singles Chart[5] 20
Irish Singles Chart[6] 1
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 10
Spanish Singles Chart 13
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 21
UK Singles Chart[9] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[10] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[10] 26

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song was covered as a hi-NRG/eurodance song by singer Belle Lawrence for the compilation album, Almighty Presents Handbag Heaven: Let This Feeling.
  • In 1991, Hong Kong singer Stephanie Lai covered the song in Cantonese.
  • In 2004, Italian artist Nuage covered the song on her album Sunday, which was only released in Japan.
  • Denise Van Outen performed the song in her one women show "Some Girl I Used to Know".
  • In 2006, Australian pop group The Young Divas covered the song on their self-titled debut album.[11]
Preceded by
"Liberian Girl" by Michael Jackson
Irish IRMA number-one single
20 July 1989 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Too Much" by Bros
Preceded by
"Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" by Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler
UK number-one single
22 July 1989 – 29 July 1989 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Swing The Mood" by Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
29 July 1989 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Batdance" by Prince

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 503. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  7. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  9. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  10. ^ a b "Dance Club Songs : Apr 21, 1990 | Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard.com. 1990-04-21. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  11. ^ "Young Divas (Album) by Young Divas". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved 25 September 2012.