Call On Me

Album: Ministry Of Sound (2004)
Charted: 1


  • This was inspired by the song "Valerie," originally recorded in 1982 by Steve Winwood. The first version of Prydz' track sampled the original recording but upon being asked to give his stamp of approval to its release, Winwood reportedly offered to re-sing the vocals to fit the track better.
  • Winwood's contribution to this track made him the only person to sing lead vocals on a UK #1 single in both the 1960s ("Keep on Running" by the Spencer Davis Group) and the 2000s.
  • Eric Prydz began to make music at the age of 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. After developing a nasty habit of breaking and entering in order to "borrow" his school's keyboards, he soon landed himself in a Swedish reform school. Nevertheless, this setback merely strengthened his resolve and, buoyed by encouragement from influential friends in the music business, Prydz was soon producing tracks that found their way into the record boxes of some of the world's most high profile DJs. This was his first hit single in the UK. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • The video shows semi-clothed women doing raunchy aerobics. It was in heavy rotation on the music channels in the UK.
  • This was #1 in the UK for 3 weeks before it was knocked off by Robbie Williams' "Radio." A week later, Williams was knocked off the top spot when this climbed back up to it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bethan - Bristol, England, for above 2

Comments: 10

  • Theo from Johannesburg, South AfricaPete: you should reeally lay off the sheep mate
  • Tony from Topeka, KsPete: Nope. For one thing, her face doesn't have that ugly masculinity to it.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiawow got that one wrong big time and an aussie to boot....still , she could pass for a drag queen , ya reckon
  • Kira from Edmonton, CanadaThis is one of the best electronica genre songs in the last couple of years. Great re-mix, great club song. Makes me wanna dance :)
  • Terry from Northampton, EnglandThis video shouldnt be allowed.It can make a man go blind!
  • Nathan from L-burg, Kypete,the aerobics instructor is not a man it is a woman namesd Deanne Berry

    Deanne Berry is an Australian dancer and choreographer best known for her appearance in the music video for the single Call On Me by Eric Prydz.

    The video features an aerobics class of leotard-clad women, led by Berry as aerobics instructor, performing a series of sexually suggestive gym
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiaheard the raunchy aerobics instructor in the video is actually a GUY!
  • Tony from Topeka, Kscatchy version of "valerie", and a nice video too. i'll never be able to listen to this or the original without thinking of hot '80s babes doing aerobics. :)
  • Matthew from East Brunswick, NjAwesome video, ahhh... lovin' it!
  • Nathan from L-burg, Kythe video is awsome i love the music my favorite ver. is the eric prydz vs. retarded funk mix
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