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"Love Profusion"
Single by Madonna
from the album American Life
B-side "Nothing Fails"
"Nobody Knows Me" (Europe & Australia)
Released December 8, 2003 European Union Australia United Kingdom
March 16, 2004 United States European Union
Format CD single (Worldwide)
Vinyl single (United Kingdom)
Recorded 2002
London, England
Genre Electropop
Length 3:36
Label Maverick, Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Producer Madonna
Mirwais Ahmadzaï
Madonna singles chronology
"Nothing Fails"
(2003)
"Love Profusion"
(2003/2004)
"Hung Up"
(2005)
Alternate cover
North America CD cover released in 2004 with different artwork to incorporate the promotion of the Estee Lauder commercial, also included a perfume sample.
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"Love Profusion" is the fourth and final single by American singer-songwriter Madonna from her 2003 studio album American Life. It was released by Maverick Records on December 8, 2003 in the UK, Europe and Australia and in North America on March 16, 2004. The song failed to match the chart success of its predecessors from American Life, performing moderately in most countries, but became Madonna's third consecutive single to fail to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. The song reached #3 in Canada, becoming her fifth top 10 Canadian hit from the album.

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Song information

"Love Profusion" was composed and produced by Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï. It was originally released in Australia, Italy, and the United Kingdom on December 8, 2003, but was later released in North America and in France on March 16, 2004.

Madonna's record label, Warner Bros., decided to wait with a single release of the song in North America to combine promotion for the single with the release of the Estée Lauder perfume commercial 'Beyond Paradise' which used the song. All North American CD Maxi-singles contained a perfume tester. The song was first heard on the AOL website on April 14, 2003.

Chart performance

The single did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it the third single from American Life to fail to chart within the Top 100 in the US but entered the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart at number 105. The song was a dance hit though, peaking at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart.

In the UK, the song missed the top 10, making it only the seventh Madonna single release ever - of more than 60 - not to chart in the UK top 10, after Everybody (didn't chart, 1982), Lucky Star (No 14, 1984), Take A Bow (No 16, 1994), Oh Father (No 16, 1995), One More Chance (No 11, 1996) and Miles Away (No 39, 2008). Part of the reason behind this was that the video didn't premiere until 4 days before the official release, thus minimising the song's pre-release promotion.

Madonna became the first artist (and so far only) to have 4 songs at the same time in Romanian Singles Chart: "Hollywood", "Nothing Fails", "Me Against the Music" and "Love Profusion".

Music video

Madonna crawling on water in the music video for "Love Profusion"

The music video was directed by Luc Besson and shot on October 28, 2003 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. It has an almost identical resemblance to the Estée Lauder "Beyond Paradise" fragrance television spot, for which Madonna provided the theme song, and was also directed by Besson. It also has a resemblance to music video of Billie's song, "Honey to the B". [1] Besson later directed Madonna in the 2007 animated film Arthur and the Invisibles.

"There are a lot of special effects," Madonna said of the clip. "I talked to things that weren't there - which is what you do when you're doing green-screen or blue-screen stuff. There's going to be a lot of fairies dancing around me. Isn't that exciting?" she added, laughing. "I always have a lot of fairies dancing around me."[2]

A comparison of the videos of "Love Profusion" & "Honey to the Bee"

The video originally world premiered in Europe on December 4, 2003 and its US premiere was on February 11, 2004 on AOL's First View. The video received mixed reviews: some gave it acclaim for turning on to a new side of Madonna after the gruesome videos for "American Life", "Die Another Day" and "What It Feels Like For A Girl", others criticized the video for being extremely similar to the video of "Honey to the Bee" by Billie, which was made in 1999.

  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Producer: Lynn Zekanis
  • Executive Producers: David Naylor, Sam Aslanian, Missy Galanida
  • Director of Photography: Michel Abramowicz
  • Production Company: Dog Productions/DNA

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Love Profusion".

Australian CD single

  1. "Love Profusion" (Album Version)
  2. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario House Vocal Mix)
  3. "Nobody Knows Me" (Above & Beyond 12" Mix)

French CD single

  1. "Love Profusion" (Album Version)
  2. "Love Profusion" (Headcleanr Rock Mix)

U.K. vinyl single

  1. "Love Profusion" (Passengerz Club Mix)
  2. "Nobody Knows Me" (Above & Beyond 12" Mix)

U.K. CD1 single W634CD1 9362 42692 2

  1. "Love Profusion" (Album Version)
  2. "Nothing Fails" (Radio Edit)
  3. "Love Profusion" (Passengerz Club Mix edit)

U.K. CD2 single W634CD2 9362 42693 2

  1. "Love Profusion" (Album Version)
  2. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario House Vocal Mix edit)
  3. "Nobody Knows Me" (Above & Beyond 12" Mix)

U.S. maxi CD single

  1. "Love Profusion" (Blow-Up Mix)
  2. "Love Profusion" (The Passengerz Club Profusion)
  3. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario House Vocal Extended)
  4. "Love Profusion" (Craig J.'s "Good Vibe" Mix)
  5. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario Big Room Vox Extended)
  6. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario Big Room Dub)
  7. "Nothing Fails" (Peter's Lost In Space Mix)

U.S. vinyl single

  1. "Love Profusion" (The Passengerz Club Profusion)
  2. "Love Profusion" (Blow-Up Mix)
  3. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario House Vocal Extended)
  4. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario Big Room Dub)
  5. "Love Profusion" (The Passengerz Dub Profusion)
  6. "Love Profusion" (Craig J.'s Good Vibe Mix)
  7. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario Big Room Vox Extended)

Other official versions

  1. "Love Profusion" (Ralphi Rosario Big Room Vox)
  2. "Love Profusion" (The Passengerz Dub Profusion) Promotional release.
  3. "Love Profusion" (The Passengerz Hell's Kitchen Edit) Promotional release.

Charts

Chart (2003/2004) Peak
position
Australia ARIA Top 50 Singles 25
Canadian Hot 100 3
Euro Hot 100 41
France IFOP Top 100 Singles 25
Greece Top 50 IFPI Singles 3
Ireland IRMA Top 50 Singles 22
Italian Singles Chart 5
Romanian Singles Chart[3] 99
Spain Top 20 Singles 1
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 31
UK Singles Chart 11
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 5
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 100
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales 6
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

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