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Still Loving You by Scorpions
Album: Love At First StingReleased: 1984Charted:
This is a very emotional song of love and pain and wishing for another chance. In our interview with Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker
, he explained: "I came up with the composition's melody and everything. It took about six years of trying to get the song somehow on the album. Matthias Jabs came in with the guitar part, and the feeling was immediately right, so Klaus (Meine) noticed it was right. Therefore, he wanted to write something very special. He told me about how one day he went out into the fields in the snow, and it was then that he came up with the lyrics. He came back home and threw them down, and here we are. It's a story about a love affair where they recognized it may be over, but let's try again. It's the old story; always the old story. I mean, what can we use? We can't reinvent the wheel. What we always do, is say something which has already been said many times, in our own way."
This was written in crescendo: a calm acoustic start followed by power chords as Klaus Meine sings in a voice full of pain.
This song hit the charts all over the world, but it was especially popular in France, where it went to #1. In fact, it was so popular that it may have increased the population of the country. Rudolf Schenker told us: "'Still Loving You,' the song of love, created a baby boom in France. But we didn't believe it, either, you know? We were on a TV show in France between recordings, and the host, a very famous guy that interviews us each year, goes, 'Hey, guys, you know that you are responsible for the baby boom in '85.' We were laughing like crazy! And yes, it's been measured by the government. It's unbelievable, I tell you."