- Casanova (Luv' song)
Name = Casanova
from Album =
Lots Of Luv'
B-side = D.J
Released = April 1979
Format = 7" Vinyl Single
Recorded = 1979
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:48
Philips Records/ Phonogram Records
Hans van Hemertand Piet Souer(a.k.a Janschen & Janschens)
Hans van Hemert
Last single = "Trojan Horse"
This single = "Casanova"
Next single = "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe"
Casanova is the sixth single by the Dutch girl group
Luv', released in the spring of 1979 by Philips Records. This song appears on the formation's second album, Lots Of Luv'and was a Top 10 single in a large part of Continental Europe, maintaining Luv's position as the best Dutch export act of 1979 [ [http://www.bumacultuur.nl/nl/page/activiteiten/prijzen List of the Conamus Export Prize winners] ; Conamus (currently: Buma Cultuur) is an organisation which promotes Dutch music artists abroad. Every year, since 1972, this foundation has presented an Export Prize to reward the best selling Export acts from the Netherlands. ] .
After the success of the hit singles ( U.O.Me,
You're the Greatest Loverand Trojan Horse) and the album With Luv'in 1978, Philips Records/ Phonogram Recordsreleased in the Spring of 1979 a new single (entitled Casanova) and a new LP Lots Of Luv'. Casanova's lyrics deal with an unfaithful man who can't help seducing women. The song's arrangements were inspired by Latin American music and 70's Europop making it a smash hit in Benelux, the German speaking countries and Denmark. A Spanish version was recorded but it failed to top the music charts of the Spanish speaking territories.
In 1979, the German female singer Kirstin Lill recorded a
Schlagerversion in German entitled Du bist ein Casanova.
Casanova was a Top 5 hit in
Austria, in Denmark, in Switzerlandand in Flanders( Belgium) and a Top 10 single in the Netherlandsand Germany.
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