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What I Did for Love (David Guetta song)

"What I Did for Love" is a song by French music producer David Guetta. It was released as the third single from his sixth studio album, Listen (2014). It features vocals by Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé. It was released officially on 20 February 2015 in the United Kingdom.[1] The song was written by Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Breyan Stanley Isaac, Jason Evigan, Sam Martin, and Sean Douglas.[2]

"What I Did for Love"
David Guetta What I Did For Love.jpg
Single by David Guetta featuring Emeli Sandé or Namie Amuro
from the album Listen
Released20 February 2015 (2015-02-20)
FormatDigital download
GenreEDM
Length3:27
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • David Guetta
  • Giorgio Tuinfort
David Guetta singles chronology
"Dangerous"
(2014)
"What I Did for Love"
(2015)
"Hey Mama"
(2015)
Emeli Sandé singles chronology
"Free"
(2013)
"What I Did for Love"
(2015)
"I.O.U"
(2016)
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Brighter Day"
(2014)
"What I Did for Love"
(2015)
"Revolution"
(2015)

A new version featuring Japanese singer Namie Amuro was included in Amuro's album Genic and released as a single on 1 July 2015.

Contents

PromotionEdit

Guetta and Sandé performed "What I Did for Love" on The X Factor UK on 22 November 2014.[3] BBC soap opera EastEnders also used the song as part of their live episode on 20 February 2015.[4]

Track listingEdit

Digital download[5]
No.TitleLength
1."What I Did for Love" (featuring Emeli Sandé)3:27

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[10] 10
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[11] 24
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[12] 35
France (SNEP)[13] 30
Germany (Official German Charts)[14] 16
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[15] 11
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[16] 4
Hungary (Single Top 40)[17] 12
Ireland (IRMA)[18] 12
Israel (Media Forest)[19] 1
Italy (FIMI)[20] 37
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[21] 8
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[22] 34
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[23] 56
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[24] 4
Slovenia (SloTop50)[25] 14
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[26] 31
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[27] 58
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[28] 37
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 6
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[30] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Position
Germany (Official German Charts)[31] 83
Slovenia (SloTop50)[32] 45
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)[33] 66

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[34] Gold 200,000^
Italy (FIMI)[35] Gold 25,000 
United Kingdom (BPI)[36] Gold 400,000 

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

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[5] 22 November 2014 Digital download
Worldwide[6] 19 January 2015 Digital download — VINAI remix
France[7] 2 February 2015 Digital download — Remixes EP
Germany[37] 20 February 2015
United Kingdom[38] 21 February 2015
Germany[8] 20 February 2015 CD single

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Guetta talks X Factor performance - KISS". Kiss.
  2. ^ "What I Did for Love". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ "A big thank you to David Guetta and Emeli Sandé". itv.com.
  4. ^ "EastEnders live episode boosts David Guetta track up iTunes chart". February 21, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
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  6. ^ a b "VINAI,David Guetta — What I Did For Love [What A Music] :: Beatport". beatport.com.
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  8. ^ a b "What I Did for Love: Amazon.de: Musik". amazon.de.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  17. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 9, 2015". Irish Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  20. ^ "Top Digital - WK 12 (dal 2015-03-16 al 2015-03-22)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  21. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - David Guetta". Olt20.com. March 20, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  22. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – David Guetta" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  25. ^ "SloTop50 – Slovenian official singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" Canciones Top 50.
  27. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love". Singles Top 100.
  28. ^ "Swisscharts.com – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love". Swiss Singles Chart.
  29. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  30. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  31. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts". GfK Entertainment (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  32. ^ "SloTop50: Slovenian official year end singles chart". slotop50.si. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  33. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/end-of-year-singles-chart/
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé; 'What I Did for Love')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  35. ^ "Italian single certifications – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2015" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "What I Did for Love" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  36. ^ "British single certifications – David Guetta feat. Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type What I Did for Love in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  37. ^ "iTunes – Musik – "What I did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé) [Remixes] – EP" von David Guetta". iTunes.
  38. ^ "iTunes – Music – What I did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé) [Remixes] – EP by David Guetta". iTunes.