Remember Love

Album: Single Release Only (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This one-off single is a collaboration between DJs Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk released in tribute to those who died at the Love Parade festival in Germany in July 2010. 21 festival goers lost their lives and hundreds more were injured when a crowd surge occurred around a small tunnel that served as the site's only entry point.
  • All sales of the song are donated to the Association Of Non-Statutory Welfare, which is supporting those who were injured and the families of those who died in the crowd surge incident.
  • Oakenfold told reporters that he took inspiration from Band Aid and other charity records: "I just thought we should do something to help them [the victims and their families]. In many other music genres artists come together. So I wrote this song and contacted Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the dance scene, to give back, to help people."
    Van Buuren added: "For the first time an Englishman, a German and a Dutchman teamed up and became united in the studio, creating a track that I hope people will love and treasure. Our purpose was united in the sense that we wanted to pay homage to those whose lives were lost, and to have their memories live on in the spirit of our record."

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