Die for You (Antique song)


Die for You (Antique song)

Infobox single|
Name = (I Would) Die For You
Type = Single
Artist = Antique
from Album = Die For You


Released = March 6 2001
Recorded = 2001
Format = Radio Single
CD Single
Genre = Pop, Modern Laïka, Dance
Length =
Label = Bonnier Music EMI International V2 Records
Certification = 3X Platinum (Greece)
Reviews =
Last single= "Mera Me Ti Mera"
(2000)
This single= "Die For You"
(2001)
Next single= "Ligo Ligo"
(2001)
Misc = Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = Die for You
Audio file = antiquedieforyousample.ogg
Infobox ESC entry
song = flagicon|Greece "Die For You"


caption =
year = 2001
country = Greece
artist = Antique
lyricist = Antonis Pappas
composer = Nikos Terzis
as =
with =
languages = English, Greek
place = 3rd
points = 147
prev = Mia Krifi Evesthisia
prev_link = Mia Krifi Evesthisia
prev_year = 1998
next = S.A.G.A.P.O.
next_link = S.A.G.A.P.O.

"Die For You" (also known as "(I Would) Die For You") is a song released by Antique. It was the Greek entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in Greek and English (the first Greek entry not to be performed entirely in Greek) by Antique. It was released as a CD single by Bonnier Music and EMI International following the contest. The CD Single was certified triple platinum in Greece, selling over 60,000 copies, [ cite web | title = Τριπλά Πλατινένια απονομή για τους Antique| url = http://mad.tv/news/?id=3555el icon "MAD TV", June 20 2001] .

Eurovision

The song was performed twenty-second on the night (following Malta's Fabrizio Faniello with "Another Summer Night" and preceding Denmark's Rollo & King with "Never Ever Let You Go"). At the close of voting, it had received 147 points, placing 3rd in a field of 23. [ cite web | title = Τρίτοι οι Antique στην Εurovision!!!| url = http://mad.tv/news/?id=3315el icon "MAD TV", May 13 2001. Retrieved on April 9 2008.]

The song (with lyrics by Antonis Pappas and music by Nikos Terzis who would later compose Love Me Tonight for Belarus) is an up-tempo number inspired in part by Greek folk music. Lyrically, it deals with the realisation on the part of the singers, who sing in unison for most of the performance, that their love is all that matters. They tell each other that "I would die for you/Look into my eyes and see it's true".

The contest performance was a relatively static affair, with both singers as well as the backing vocalists standing in front of microphones to sing. Elena Paparizou, however, wore a tight white outfit, standing out against the black-clad backing singers and her duet partner. While the contest had by this point embraced pre-recorded music, Nikos Panagiotidis performed with a traditional Greek instrument throughout.

The third-place finish was Greece's highest place until the 2005 Contest, when Paparizou, this time performing solo, won the Contest.

It was succeeded as Greek representative at the 2002 Contest by Michalis Rakintzis with "S.A.G.A.P.O.".

Track listing

Greek release
# "(I Would) Die For You" (English Version) (3:00)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Eurovision Version) (3:00)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Greek Version) (3:00)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Extended Version)

Promo single
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Eric S Radio)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Die For Disco Radio)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Nordlight Vs C&N Project)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (BGTH Remix Radio)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Eric S Club)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (BGTH Remix Extended)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Die For Disco Instrumental)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Eurovision Version)
# "(I Would) Die For You" (Extended Version)

Charts

ee also

*Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001

References


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