Love Generation (song)

"Love Generation" is a song by French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar, featuring vocals by Gary Pine, from the French artist's fourth studio album, Western Dream. The single was released in October 2005 through the Defected label.

"Love Generation"
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Single by Bob Sinclar featuring Gary Pine
from the album Western Dream
Released13 October 2005
Recorded2005
GenreHouse
Length8:52 (Album Version)
3:26 (Video & Radio Versions)
2:50 (Radio Edit)
LabelDefected Records (UK)
Ministry of Sound Australia
Songwriter(s)Duane Harden, Christophe le Friant, Gary Pine, Jay Woodhouse, JG Schreiner, Alain Wisniak
Producer(s)Bob Sinclar
Bob Sinclar singles chronology
"You Could Be My Lover"
(2004)
"Love Generation"
(2005)
"World, Hold On (Children of the Sky)"
(2006)
Audio sample
Love Generation

It was a massive hit all over Europe and in Australia, and had one of the longest ever runs in the German Top 10.[citation needed] It was less popular in the United Kingdom, but still reached number 12 there, and was featured on many Ministry of Sound albums of the time and had much rotation on MTV Dance.

In 2006, a new version that featured the 2006 FIFA World Cup mascot Goleo VI was released.

Track listingsEdit

  1. "Love Generation" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Love Generation" (Club Mix)
  3. "Love Generation" (Full Intention Mix)
  4. "Love Generation" (Full Intention Dub)
  5. "Love Generation" (Ron Carroll Black Church Feeling)
  6. "Love Generation" (Kenny Dope Gutta Remix)
  • (Australia/NZ release)
  1. "Love Generation" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Love Generation" (Extended Club Version)

Music videoEdit

The music video is inspired by the music video for "Sweet Lullaby" by Deep Forest.[1] Both videos feature children riding their bicycle across different locations, greeting the local people and sampling the local cultures and atmosphere.

The music video, which appears to have been shot at various locations in the United States, starts with a young boy (played by David Beaudoin, who stars in numerous Bob Sinclar videos) waking up one seemingly ordinary morning. He gets himself ready and goes out on his bike to school. He arrives outside the entrance and pauses, apparently in thought. Then he rides the bike on, past the school, and partakes on a trip to many different and exotic locations all over the USA including New York City and San Francisco. He waves to people he passes, rests occasionally for refreshments and to admire his surroundings, before riding on. The man watering his lawn is Bob Sinclar.

Eventually he ends up back at his home at the time he usually gets back from school. He embraces and chats animatedly to his mother, and she brings him to bed later. He looks thoughtfully at the globe at his bedside table, before rolling over to sleep. Overall the video has a very upbeat story, an adventure in the wild outdoors, and how a boy spreads love all over his nation.

FIFA versionEdit

The special release Bob Sinclar presents Goleo VI featuring Gary "Nesta" Pine was on 9 December 2005 to coincide with the draws for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

The song was used throughout the World Cup event the following year. The animated mascot Goleo VI and Pille appear both on the cover of FIFA single release and in the music video launched.

Other useEdit

The song is used in several versions, edits and mixes by Canada's Interprovincial Lottery Corporation as theme song in all television and radio advertisements for Lotto Max lottery since its introduction in September 2009.

Chart performanceEdit

The song was a No. 1 hit in countries such as Australia,[2] Austria, Germany and Belgium and made the top fifteen in several other countries such as Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.[3]

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[49] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[50] Platinum 50,000*
France (SNEP)[51] Gold 200,000*
Sweden (GLF)[52] Gold 10,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[53] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[54] Silver 200,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

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