You Can Win If You Want

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"You Can Win If You Want"
You Can Win If You Want.jpg
Single by Modern Talking
from the album The 1st Album
Released13 March 1985
Format7" or 12" single
RecordedOctober 1984
GenreSynthpop
Length3:55
LabelBMG
Ariola
Songwriter(s)Dieter Bohlen
Producer(s)Dieter Bohlen
Modern Talking singles chronology
"You're My Heart, You're My Soul"
(1984)
"You Can Win If You Want"
(1985)
"Cheri, Cheri Lady"
(1985)

You Can Win If You Want is Modern Talking's second single released from their debut album The 1st Album. The single was released on 13 March 1985 and entered the top 10 in Germany on 13 May 1985,[1] after spending three weeks within the top-5, the single reached the top eventually going gold and selling well over 250,000 units in Germany alone.[2][3]

The single peaked at No. 8 in France where it also reached a gold status for sales of 500,000 units.[4]

The video for the song was shot at Bavaria Studios in Munich.

Single[edit]

7" Single
  1. "You Can Win If You Want" (Special Single Remix) - 3:44
  2. "One in a Million" - 3:42
12" Maxi
  1. "You Can Win If You Want" (Special Dance Version) - 5:19
  2. "You Can Win If You Want" (Instrumental) - 3:43
  3. "One in a Million" - 3:42

Chart position[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 1
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[6] 2
France (SNEP)[7] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[8] 1
Italy (Musica e dischi)[9] 39
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 6
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[11] 10
Spain (AFYVE)[12] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 2
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[14] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Top 100 Single-Charts: Zeitraum: 13.05.1985 - 19.05.1985". GfK Entertainment (in German). Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - Top 100 Single-Charts: Zeitraum: 03.06.1985 - 09.06.1985". GfK Entertainment (in German). Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Modern Talking; 'You Can Win If You Want')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
  4. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ Belgian peak
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  9. ^ Italian peak positions
  10. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Modern Talking" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  11. ^ "South African Rock Lists Website SA Charts 1969 – 1989 Acts (M)". Rock.co.za. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  12. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want". Swiss Singles Chart.
  14. ^ "Modern Talking's UK positions". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2009-12-14.

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