Remember Love

Album: Single Release Only (2010)


  • 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."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.

Cheerleaders In Music VideosSong Writing

It started with a bouncy MTV classic. Nirvana and MCR made them scary, then Gwen, Avril and Madonna put on the pom poms.

Dino Cazares of Fear FactorySongwriter Interviews

The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.

Rick AstleySongwriter Interviews

Rick Astley on "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Cry For Help," and his remarkable resurgence that gave him another #1 UK album.

Bible LyricsMusic Quiz

Rockers, rappers and pop stars have been known to quote the Bible in their songs. See if you match the artist to the biblical lyric.

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.