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(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena

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B-side  "Party Games"
Label  Virgin
Genre  Synthpop, europop
Released  March 1985; 26 April 1993
Format  7" single, 12" single, CD maxi (1993 release) 12" single (1999 release)
Length  4:00 (single version) 5:55 (album version) 3:58 (1993 Radio Edit) 3:58 (1999 Radio Edit)

"(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena", often known simply by the title "Maria Magdalena", is a Disco / Synthpop song by German singer Sandra. It was first released in March 1985 as the lead single from her debut album, The Long Play, and it was her first single to be released internationally. The song reached No. 1 on the official German Charts for four consecutive weeks between 13 September 1985 and 4 October 1985. A huge hit in Europe, it also peaked at No. 1 in the Netherlands, Israel, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland; No. 3 in Italy; No. 5 in France; No. 2 in South Africa and No. 87 in the U.K. It was also a popular radio hit song in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Yugoslavia.

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The song was re-released in 1993 in a remixed version, and re-released again only in France as another remix in 1999, as a promotional single. The song was later sampled in her song "Kings & Queens" from her 2012 album Stay in Touch.

Formats and track listings

7" single
  1. "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena" – 4:00
  2. "Party Games" (instrumental) – 3:21
12" maxi
  1. "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena" (extended mix) – 7:12
  2. "Party Games" (instrumental) – 3:21
CD maxi – 1993
  1. "Maria Magdalena '93" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Maria Magdalena '93" (club mix) – 6:01
  3. "Maria Magdalena" (original version) – 3:58
12" maxi – 1999
  1. "Maria Magdalena '99" (original version) – 3:58
  2. "Maria Magdalena '99" (remix version) – 3:59

Reception

  • allmusic (1993 Single Release)
  • Peak positions

    1 1993 version

    References

    (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena Wikipedia


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