Label: Ariola - 57 455 GT • Format: Cassette Partially Mixed, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic • Style: Disco
The song went on to become a multi-million-selling chart success in Continental Europe and remains one of Amanda Lear's trademark hits. The lyrics of the song were written by Lear herself, who contributed words to every track on Sweet Revengeand the music was composed by Anthony Monnher long-time producer and collaborator. Musically, "Follow Me" showcased mainstream disco sound, which in the second half of the s was at the peak of its popularity, however, with symphonic elements, and inspired by the innovatory work of German band Kraftwerk.
The suite is concluded with an alternative version of the song, billed as "Follow Me Ах, Вы, Девочки - Марина Журавлева - Пусть Говорят ", which contains different lyrics and sees the girl reject the Devil's offers.
The minute Wally MacDonald remix of the song was released in Canada, which in fact was a medley of the original version and the reprise. The only exception to this in Europe was Spain, with " Run Baby Run " on side B, although the song would also be released as a separate A-side in selected territories. The song was a major commercial success, reaching the top 10 in no less than six European countries. It remains Follow Me - Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge signature song and arguably her biggest hit to date, having sold in several million copies worldwide.
The song was also featured in the film Dallas Buyers Club A new version of the song was released as the single inremixed by Christian De Walden who produced Lear's most recent album at the time, Secret Passion. Lear re-recorded the song with slightly changed lyrics in and the new version appeared on her album Cadavrexquis as well as side B of the single "Fantasy".
It was performed at concerts and on television. Another re-recording appeared on the album Back in Your Arms and later released in Italy as the double A-side Follow Me - Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge vinyl single with " Tomorrow ".
This version would subsequently end up on numerous budget compilations released in Europe up until the early s. Ina new version of the song was included on a various artists compilation released to celebrate Paris Pride.
Also inthe version was released as the CD single in Belgium as part of the "45 Hit Collection" series, back with the original version of " The Sphinx ". Based on the bluescreen technique, it pictures her performing the song against a starry night sky and images of her from the Sweet Revenge album cover. She is clad in a bright pink catsuit, which she initially hides underneath a long black cape. It was directed by Michael Leckebusch. Also inSleeping Dogs - Flesh For Lulu - Idol video for the song was filmed, this time as part of Italian TV show Stryx.
Amanda again wore the black cape, however, a different outfit underneath it. The video was directed by Enzo Trapani. Another music video was produced for the re-recording, with Amanda Lear performing the song against a green background.
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