Love Me (Stooshe song)

"Love Me" is a song by British girl group Stooshe, featuring vocals from American rapper Travie McCoy. The song was released in the United Kingdom on 4 March 2012 as the lead single from the group's debut album, London with the Lights On (2013).[1]

"Love Me"
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Single by Stooshe featuring Travie McCoy
from the album London with the Lights On
Released4 March 2012
FormatDigital download
Recorded2011
Genre
Length3:04
LabelWarner Music UK
Songwriter(s)
  • Courtney Rumbold
  • Alexandra Buggs
  • Darren Lewis
  • Blair Mackichan
  • Jo Perry
  • Iyiola Babalola
Producer(s)Future Cut
Stooshe singles chronology
"Betty Woz Gone"
(2011)
"Love Me"
(2012)
"Black Heart"
(2012)
Travie McCoy singles chronology
"Pretty Girls"
(2011)
"Love Me"
(2012)
"Rough Water"
(2013)

BackgroundEdit

The original version of the track, "Fuck Me", was first released online in March 2011.[2] The version featured English rapper Suave Debonair and was accompanied by the release of a music video.[3] The track (and the accompanying video) were removed from websites, including YouTube, in August 2011 following Stooshe's signing to Warner Music UK.

It was then announced in November 2011 that the group would re-record and release the track as "Love Me" in March 2012, this time featuring American rapper Travie McCoy.[4] The re-recorded track, produced by Future Cut, was uploaded to the group's official site on 4 January 2012 – with confirmation of the track serving as the lead single for their debut album.[5]

Chart performanceEdit

For the week ending 17 March 2012, "Love Me" debuted at number five on the UK Singles Chart and number seven on the Scottish Singles Chart, marking a debut appearance for the group on both.[6][7] The track spent five weeks in the UK Top 75 between March and April.[8]

Music videoEdit

The official music video to accompany the re-recorded version of "Love Me" featuring Travie McCoy was released online on 16 January 2012.[9] Directed by Matt Stawski,[10] the video sees the trio and McCoy partying in a fictional hotel.

Track listingEdit

Digital download[1]
No.TitleLength
1."Love Me (featuring Travie McCoy)"3:04
2."Fuck Me (featuring Travie McCoy)"3:04
3."Love Me (featuring Travie McCoy)" (MD Remix)3:08
4."Love Me (featuring Travie McCoy)" (Kat Krazy Remix)4:46
5."Love Me (featuring Travie McCoy)" (Lazy Jay's Rave-O-Lution Remix)4:55

ChartsEdit

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 83
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[12] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 5

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Label Format(s)
United Kingdom 4 March 2012[1] Warner Music UK Digital download

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "'Love Me' featuring Travie McCoy – EP – by Stooshe". iTunes (UK). 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "The mighty Stooshe". Popjustice.
  3. ^ "Stooshe & Suave Debonair – 'Fuck Me' – Music Video". YouClubVideo. 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ "StooShe confirm Travie McCoy duet for debut single". DigitalSpy. 28 November 2011.
  5. ^ "'Love Me' featuring Travie McCoy by Stooshe – Audio". StooShe.com. 4 January 2012.
  6. ^ Jones, Alan (12 March 2012). "Official Chart Analysis: Springsteen album sells 74k, Gotye single shifts another 81k". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  7. ^ "2012 Top 40 Scottish Singles Archive 17th March 2012". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  8. ^ Jones, Alan (9 July 2012). "Official Charts Analysis: No.1 Chris Brown LP sells 30k units in UK". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
  9. ^ "StooShe & Travie McCoy – 'Love Me' – Music Video". YouTube. 16 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Travie McCoy crashes new Stooshe video". We've Got You Covered. 16 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stooshe feat. Travie McCoy – Love Me" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 March 2012.

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