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You Won't Forget About Me

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Recorded  2004
Length  3:42
Genre  Dance-pop
Released  October 25, 2004 (2004-10-25)
Format  CD single, vinyl single, digital download
Label  All Around the World, Universal, Mushroom

"You Won't Forget About Me" is a pop and dance song performed by the Australian singer Dannii Minogue, released in autumn 2004 (see 2004 in music). Originally released as a single only, the track appeared on Minogue's 2006 compilation album, The Hits & Beyond, and has since been officially added to the track listing of the studio album, Club Disco.

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Composition and inspiration

"You Won't Forget About Me" is a dance/pop song, which features the use of heavy drum beats and synth strings. The songs lyrics, written by Minogue, Pete Hammond and Bruce Elliot-Smith, describe a summer romance that has now ended. The two lovers reassure each other that "you won't forget about me / as long as you live".

After the success of her previous album, Neon Nights, Minogue was asked by All Around the World Records, a major dance label whose main signings were Cascada, Ultrabeat, N-Trance and Flip & Fill, if she would write the lyrics to a popular dance instrumental track called "Flower Power", which was a huge hit in clubs in Ibiza. Minogue agreed and wrote the lyrics to the song that became "You Won't Forget About Me". About writing lyrics for the song Minogue said, "I'd heard it without vocals and I thought, 'Fantastic'. I had already written loads of vocals for myself and knew I had something that would be perfect for it."[2]

Music video

The music video for the song was directed by Harvey & Carolyn. It is more edgy than previous Minogue videos and was inspired by the television show Sex and the City. The music video is filled with rewind and fast-forward sequences. Dannii's date is played by her friend, the male model Benjamin Hart.

The video begins with Dannii returning home from a date. She then takes off her dress, slips into an oversized T-shirt, and then has a girls' night out with her girlfriends at her house, drinking, dancing, and playing around. Dannii's date calls her and she begins to get ready for her next date. She takes off her shirt and lies on her bed, daydreaming about her and her date being intimate. Dannii's girlfriends then help her get dressed, in the same blue dress, and they start dancing and playing around a final time before Dannii notices the doorbell. She puts her barette back in her hair, answers the door, and starts making out with her date, just like in the beginning of the video.

Charts

"You Won't Forget About Me" was a top ten hit in the UK, peaking at number seven and remained in the charts for five weeks, selling 30,000 copies. At the end of 2004, the British Music Industry Bible named the song the fifth biggest club track of the year in its Upfront Clup Top 100.

Elsewhere in Europe, the song was also a hit, reaching no. 7 in the Ukraine, no. 12 in Italy, no. 16 in Portugal, no. 17 in Spain and no. 40 Russia.

In the U.S., although the single did not gain widespread rhythmic/dance format radio airplay like her previous singles and did not make the Hot Dance Airplay chart, it was also a dance hit, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play chart.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "You Won't Forget About Me".

Australian CD single
(5046762072; Released in 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Vocal radio edit) - 3:46
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC Extended vocal mix) - 6:56
  3. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original Extended vocal mix) - 6:33
  4. "Flower Power" (Original Instrumental) - 6:39
  5. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Afterlife Lounge mix) - 5:31

UK CD single #1
(CDGLOBE379; Released on October 25, 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Radio edit) - 3:45
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC remix) - 6:58
  3. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Afterlife remix) - 5:34
  4. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Basscore remix) - 6:14
  5. "Flower Power" (Original Instrumental) - 6:39
  6. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Kenny Hayes remix) - 8:09
  7. "You Won't Forget About Me" music video

UK CD single #2
(CXGLOBE379; Released on October 25, 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Radio edit) - 3:45
  2. "Flower Power" (Original Instrumental) - 6:39

Spanish CD single
(VLCDMX 1688-4; Released in 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC Extended Vocal Mix) - 6:56
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original Extended Vocal Mix) - 6:33
  3. "Flower Power" (Club mix) - 6:39
  4. "Flower Power" (Dub mix) - 6:35
  5. "Flower Power" (Vocal Radio Edit) - 3:46

Greek CD Enhanced single
(5-204958-109029; Released in 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Radio edit) - 3:45
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC Extended Vocal Mix) - 6:58
  3. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original Extended Vocal Mix) - 6:33
  4. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original Extended Instrumental) - 6:33
  5. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Enhanced Video)

UK 12" vinyl single
(12GLOBE379; Released on October 25, 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC remix) - 6:58
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Afterlife remix) - 5:34
  3. "Flower Power" (Original Instrumental) - 6:39
  4. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Mike Di Scala remix) - 3:42

US 12" vinyl single
(UL1262-6; Released in 2004)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original extended vocal mix) - 6:33
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (LMC extended vocal mix) - 6:56
  3. "Flower Power" (Club mix) - 6:39
  4. "Flower Power" (Dub mix) - 6:35

"2010 New Mixes" Single
(OX 5283 CDM; Released in 2010)

  1. "You Won't Forget About Me" (EDX's Make People Smile Remix) - 7:46
  2. "You Won't Forget About Me" (EDX ReDub) - 6:14
  3. "You Won't Forget About Me" (EDX Radio Edit) - 3:37
  4. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Libex Extended Mix) - 6:09
  5. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Libex Radio Edit) - 3:05
  6. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Bellatrax Radio Edit) - 3:25
  7. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Bellatrax Club Mix) - 7:36
  8. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Bellatrax Dub Mix) - 7:36
  9. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Neuroxyde Meets Aki Bergen Remix) - 8:17
  10. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Neuroxyde Meets Aki's No Voices Mix) - 8:17
  11. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Neuroxyde Meets Aki Bergen Radio Cut) - 2:57 (Download only)
  12. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Feygin & Antek Mix) - 8:32 (Download only)
  13. "You Won't Forget About Me" (Original Vocal Radio Edit) - 3:43
  14. "Flower Power" (Original Mix) - 6:39

Personnel

The following people contributed to "You Won't Forget About Me":

  • Dannii Minogue - lead vocals
  • Hannah Robinson - backing vocals
  • Ross Cullum - vocal production
  • Stefano Mazzacani, Andrea Jeannin - mixing, production
  • Sean McMenomy - photography
  • References

    You Won't Forget About Me Wikipedia


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