Be My Lover

Album: Sweet Dreams (1995)
Charted: 27 6

Songfacts®:

  • La Bouche ("Bouche" is French for "Mouth"), is the creation of the German producer Frank Farian, who is the same guy who brought us Boney M and Milli Vanilli. For La Bouche, he teamed the American singers Melanie Thornton and Lane McCray. "Be My Lover," with a very Eurodance sound, was their breakout hit in the US and also a worldwide hit, sweeping the charts all over Europe, the UK, and Australia, and hitting #1 in Germany and Sweden. Their previous European release was "Sweet Dreams," which also did very well around the world and was released as the second single in America after "Be My Lover" took off. The album went five times platinum and nine times gold in various countries.
  • Soundtrack appearances for this song include the films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) and A Night at the Roxbury (1998).
  • La Bouche lead singer Melanie Thornton died in 2001 in a plane crash in Switzerland, leading to the disintegration of the band. One of her last career moves was to record a song, "Wonderful Dream," a Christmas ballad recorded for a German Coca-Cola TV commercial. Coca-Cola decided to run the ad anyway, and that single, too, was a posthumous hit.

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