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"Love Me for a Reason"
Single by The Osmonds
from the album Love Me for a Reason
B-side "Fever"
Released 1974
Format 7"
Genre Pop
Length 4:02
Label MGM
Writer(s) Wade Brown
David Jones Jr.
Johnny Bristol
Producer Mike Curb

"Love Me for a Reason" is a song by The Osmonds, and released in 1974. Twenty years after, Boyzone covered the song. Both versions were successful, reaching the top ten of the charts in many countries.

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Original song

Written by Johnny Bristol and produced by Mike Curb, "Love Me for a Reason" was The Osmonds' last top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, reaching #10, it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. In the UK it fared even better, spending three weeks at the top in August 1974.

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 4:02
  2. "Fever" — 3:15

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK[1] Gold October 1, 1974 400,000

Charts

Chart (1974) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[2] 2
U.S. Billboard Pop Singles[2] 10
German Singles Chart[3] 39
Irish Singles Chart[4] 2
UK Singles Chart[5] 1
Preceded by
"When Will I See You Again" by The Three Degrees
UK number one single
August 31, 1974 - September 14, 1974 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas

Boyzone version

"Love Me for a Reason"
Single by Boyzone
from the album Said and Done
Released 28 November 1994
Format CD single
CD maxi
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop
Length 3:39
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Wade Brown
David Jones Jr.
Johnny Bristol
Producer Ray Hedges
Boyzone singles chronology
"Working My Way Back to You"
(1994)
"Love Me for a Reason"
(1994)
"Key to My Life"
(1995)

The song was revived by Boyzone in 1994, becoming their breakthrough single in the UK, reaching #2 on the UK singles chart in December that year. It was the 20th biggest selling boyband single of the 90's in the UK.

The song was the 19th best selling single of 1994 in the UK.

The song has received a Gold sales status certification for sales of over 400,000 copies in the UK.

Track listings

CD single
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 3:41
  2. "Daydream Believer" — 3:06
CD maxi
  1. "Love Me for a Reason" — 3:39
  2. "Daydream Believer" — 3:07
  3. "Working My Way Back to You" — 7:08
  4. "Father And Son" — 2:40

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
UK[1] Gold January 1, 1995 400,000

Charts

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[6] 1
UK Singles Chart[7] 2
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[8] 8
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[8] 12
Dutch Singles Chart[8] 7
German Singles Chart[3] 47
Norwegian Singles Chart[8] 16
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 28
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 15
Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[8] 48
French SNEP Singles Chart[8] 28
End of year chart (1994) Position
UK Singles Chart (1994 Year-End) 19
End of year chart (1995) Position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[9] 45
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[10] 42
Preceded by
"Saturday Night" by Whigfield
Irish IRMA number-one single
October 21, 1994 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Always" by Bon Jovi

References

  1. ^ a b UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  2. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  3. ^ a b German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  4. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  5. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 1, 2008)
  6. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved February 17, 2008)
  7. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Love Me for a Reason", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 17, 2008)
  9. ^ 1995 Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 25, 2008)
  10. ^ 1995 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved August 25, 2008)

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