Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You

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"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Single by George Benson
from the album 20/20
B-side "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)"[1]
Released 1985 (only in Europe)[1]
Format 7" Single[1]
Recorded 1984[2]
Genre
Length 4:04 (Album and Single)[2][3]
Label Warner Bros. Records[1]
Songwriter(s) Michael Masser,
Gerry Goffin[1]
Producer(s) Michael Masser[1]
George Benson singles chronology
"I Just Wanna Hang Around You"
(1985)
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1985)
"Kisses in the Moonlight"
(1986)

"I Just Wanna Hang Around You"
(1985)
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1985)
"Kisses in the Moonlight"
(1986)
Music video
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (TopPop, 1985) on YouTube

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" is a song written by composers Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin.[1] It was originally recorded in 1984[2] by American singer and guitarist George Benson,[2] and released in 1985 on his studio album 20/20, by Warner Bros. Records.[2] This original version was produced by its own author Michael Masser,[1] and was released as a single only in Europe in 1985.[1] The song was not released as a single in the United States, but nevertheless, Benson recorded two video clips in the U.S. the same year, which were displayed on television programs.[4][5] Two years later, the song became even more well known for a re-recording by Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros, whose 1987 cover eventually topped the charts in several countries.

George Benson version

Chart positions

Chart (1985) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop)[6] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 43

Track listing

This is the track list of the original single by George Benson released in 1985 in Europe:[1][3]

Year Side Song Length Interpreter Writer/Composer Producer Album
1985 A-side "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" [1] 4:04 [3] George Benson [1] Michael Masser,
Gerry Goffin [1]
Michael Masser [1] 20/20 [2]
1985 B-side "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)" [1] 4:10 [3] George Benson [1] Charles Trenet,
Jack Lawrence [1]
Russ Titelman [1] 20/20 [2]

The length of 4:04 for "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" and 4:10 for "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)", are the same in both the single and the album 20/20.[2][3]

Music videos

The original version of "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" by George Benson has two video clips recorded by him in 1985 in the United States:[4][5]

  • The first music video[4] shows a field where are Benson, a woman, a chauffeur, a car and an airplane. The video suggests that the coachman brought Benson with a woman in a car to this field and that one of them is about to board a plane, which is already connected with their propellers. Benson and women are side by side throughout the video, and he remains connected to her by their right hands. When the song starts, Benson sings looking at the camera and looking at the woman alternately. The chauffeur who brought the two car appears throughout the video a little behind the two and looking for them. At the beginning and end of the video, Benson and the woman kiss.[4]
    This first music video of the song is available to be watched by clicking on: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You", George Benson (video 1) on YouTube
  • In the second music video,[5] Benson sings "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" on a small stage lit by purple lights and whose backdrop shows large buildings with bright windows. Without looking at the camera, Benson sings showing his feelings through gestures with his hands and face, walking on the small stage. Several cameras film Benson from different angles of the stage, but he sings without looking at them. At the end, Benson is darkened, but the purple lights on stage remain.[5]
    This second music video of the song is available to be watched by clicking on: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You", George Benson (video 2) on YouTube

Personnel

B-side

The B-side of single "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" released in Europe brought George Benson's cover of the classic "Beyond The Sea (La Mer)",[1] which, although not an original song Benson, also it was released as a single in the USA and the UK, where peaked position #60[9] and remained on the UK Singles Chart for four weeks.[9] "Beyond The Sea" is an English version of the French song "La Mer"[10] by Charles Trenet, recorded in 1946.[10] The letter was written in English by American Jack Lawrence[3] and his version titled "Beyond The Sea" was recorded by numerous artists to over the years. The Benson's cover was also released on the album 20/20 in 1985.[2]

Glenn Medeiros version

"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
Nothing's gonna change my love for you.jpg
Single by Glenn Medeiros
from the album Glenn Medeiros
B-side "(Instrumental)"
Released February 1987 (US) [11]
August 17, 1987 (Australia) [12]
June 1988 (UK) [13]
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded 1986
Genre pop
Length 3:46
Label Amherst (USA)
A&M (Canada)
London (UK)
Mercury (Australia/Netherlands)
Songwriter(s) Michael Masser
Gerry Goffin
Producer(s) Jay Stone
Glenn Medeiros singles chronology
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(1987) Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You1987
"Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone"
(1988) Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone1988
Nick Carter singles chronology
"Get Over Me"
(2015) Get Over Me2015
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"
(2016) Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You2016
"19 in 99"
(2016) 19 in 992016

A 1987 cover version by American singer Glenn Medeiros reached number 12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Canada and the United Kingdom. It also topped the charts in a further four countries in Europe. Medeiros also recorded the song in Spanish under the title "Nada cambiará mi amor por ti".

Background and release

Medeiros originally released the song on a small independent label at the age of 16, after winning a local radio talent contest in Hawaii. A visiting radio executive from KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona heard the song and took the record back to Phoenix, where it became a national hit through word of mouth.

The song was featured in a late 1987 episode of the US daytime soap opera Days Of Our Lives as well as 1988 episodes of As The World Turns, The Bold And The Beautiful, and General Hospital.

In 2009, the song was used in France in a television advert for Spontex sponges.[14] The song was additionally used in a commercial for Thinkbox in the UK in 2015. During the same year the song was used in an episode of British soap opera Coronation Street, where characters Beth Tinker and Kirk Sutherland got married.

Music video

The music video features Medeiros strolling around a beach with a girl in a pink dress.[citation needed]

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" — 3:46
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (instrumental) — 5:11
12" single
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (extended version) — 6:09
  2. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (seven inch version) — 3:46
  3. "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" (instrumental version) — 5:20

Certifications

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[15] Gold 9 July 1987 50,000
France[16] Gold 1988 500,000
Netherlands[17] Gold 1988 40,000
UK[18] Gold 1 August 1988 400,000

Chart performance

Other cover versions

  • Argentine singer-songwriter Sergio Denis also recorded a cover version for his album Afectos (1985), with Spanish lyrics written by Rolando J. Hernández.
  • David Lui (zh:呂方) sings the Cantonese version of this song as 求你講清楚 (1986).
  • Engelbert Humperdinck released a version on his album Remember - I Love You (1987).
  • The Shadows released an instrumental version on their album Steppin' to the Shadows (1989).
  • Irish boyband Westlife released a version on their album The Love Album (2006).
  • Khalil Fong covered this song on his album Timeless (2009).
  • Richard Clayderman released an instrumental version on his album A Little Romance (1994).
  • John McCook released a cover on his album John McCook Sings Bold and Beautiful Songs.
  • Nick Carter released a version on his album All American (2015) as a duet with Japanese singer Nissy (2016).
  • Oli P. also released a cover version featuring Tina Frank sung partially in English and German.

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics.
  • Music video 1 of this song by George Benson on YouTube.
  • Music video 2 of this song by George Benson on YouTube.
  • Page of this song by Benson at 45cat.
  • Page of this song by Benson at Discogs.

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