A Deeper Love

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"A Deeper Love"
A Deeper Love 1991.jpg
Single by Clivillés & Cole
Released1991
Format
GenreDance
Length5:36
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Music video
"A Deeper Love" on YouTube

"A Deeper Love" is a 1991 single written by Robert Clivillés and David Cole, and performed by Clivillés & Cole, [1] featuring vocals by Deborah Cooper and Paul Pesco.

Release[edit]

"A Deeper Love" was the duo's fifth number one on the US dance chart.[2] On other US charts, "A Deeper Love" peaked at #83 on the soul singles chart and #44 on the pop chart.[3] Overseas, especially in Europe the single charted higher, going to #15 in the UK and #8 on the Dutch Top 40.[4]

Originally, Clivilles & Cole released an LP-single A-side that had their version of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" which peaked at number six on the US dance chart as well as peaking at #54 on the Hot 100.

Critical reception[edit]

Cash Box wrote about the song: "This single is your basic "house, club-styled" cut that will easily find its way into the club scene after the buzz starts. The "Radio Edit Remix" has a lot more sounds in it, and would be preferred for radio play."[5]

Music video[edit]

The video for these songs was actually one long featurette, beginning with "Deeper Love" and then continuing into "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" halfway through the video. The video was labelled "Pride (A Deeper Love)".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak

Position

Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[6] 42

A Deeper Love (Aretha Franklin version)[edit]

"A Deeper Love"
A Deeper Love.jpg
Single by Aretha Franklin
ReleasedJanuary 31, 1994
Format
Recorded1993
Genre
Length4:34
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Clivilles & Cole
Producer(s)C+C Music Factory
Aretha Franklin singles chronology
"Someday We'll All Be Free"
(1992)
"A Deeper Love"
(1994)
"Willing to Forgive"
(1994)
Music video
"A Deeper Love" on YouTube

In 1994, Aretha Franklin covered "A Deeper Love" which featured a backing vocal by Lisa Fischer; this version was produced by Clivilles & Cole and was later released as the lead single of her Greatest Hits (1980–1994) collection. The Aretha Franklin version also went to number one on the US dance charts for two weeks.[8] On other US charts, "A Deeper Love" went to #30 on the soul singles chart and #63 on the Hot 100[9] as well as being featured in a special remix played over the end credits to Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Critical reception[edit]

Network 40 wrote about the song: "A soulful uptempo Dance tune brings this legendary Hall of Famer back onto the scene. Belting familiar vocals over '90s Funk characterizes the Queen of Soul's latest gem. Pumping out hits for more than 30 years, Aretha waves her magical wand again with a brilliant rendition that transcends any format restrictions. Taking the best of what we remember her for, then adding a little more spice than in recent projects, this track targets all demos."[10]

Music & Media wrote: "What would good old Jerry Wexler think of this? The Queen of the Atlantic soul now offers her services to C&C's dance hit factory. NOS/Hilversum DJ/producer Tom Blomberg is continually struck by Aretha's incredible gospel-esque vocals. 'That dance groove is still very acceptable for radio. Besides, it's no longer 1967, technique has developed since then, so why wouldn't she benefit from that?' "[11]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 15
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[13] 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 12
France (SNEP)[14] 34
Germany (Official German Charts)[15] 78
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[16] 13
Ireland (IRMA) 30
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[17] 31
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 34
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 24
Spain (ALEF MB)[20] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 5
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[22] 1
US Cash Box[23] 56

Other cover versions[edit]

  • The chorus was sampled for the 2011 song, "What Can We Do (Deeper Love)" by Tiësto and Anastacia. The song was featured in commercials for Škoda Auto. Anastacia released a solo version during the summer of 2012.
  • In 2015 house producer Jauz released a remake of the song. With no additional vocals, just a change of genre.[24]
  • In 2017, Riton, MNEK, & The House Gospel Choir covered the chorus in their track "Deeper."[25]
  • In 2018, Berlin based house producer Tinush used Aretha's vocal samples to produce his version "Struggle".

Song in popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLIVILLES & COLE - A DEEPER LOVE (A DEEPER LOVE MIX) LYRICS". songlyrics.com. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 49.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 100.
  4. ^ 40, Stichting Nederlandse Top. "Clivillés & Cole - A Deeper Love". Top40.nl. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  5. ^ "Music Reviews: Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1992-02-22, page 7). Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  6. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  7. ^ Muggs, Joe (January 23, 2014). "Let's Fackin' Ave It! 21 diva-house belters that still sound incredible". Fact. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 103.
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 216.
  10. ^ "Mainstream: Music Meeting" (PDF). Network 40 (1996-06-01, page 20). Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  11. ^ "Music & Media: New Releases" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  12. ^ "ARETHA FRANKLIN - A DEEPER LOVE (SONG)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  13. ^ "Music & Media: Eurochart Hot 100" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  14. ^ "ARETHA FRANKLIN - A DEEPER LOVE (SONG)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  15. ^ "ARETHA FRANKLIN - A DEEPER LOVE (SONG)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  16. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 31.03.1994-06.04.1994" (PDF). Dagblaðið Vísir - Tónlist. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  17. ^ "Aretha Franklin - A Deeper Love". Top40.nl. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  18. ^ "ARETHA FRANKLIN - A DEEPER LOVE (SONG)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 (06 March 1994-12 March 1994)". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  20. ^ "Top 10 Spain" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  21. ^ "Official Charts > A Deeper Love". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Dance Club Songs February 26, 1994". billboard.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles" (PDF). Cash Box (1994-03-26). Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-25. Retrieved 2015-11-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  25. ^ RitonTimeVEVO (2017-10-13), Riton, MNEK, The House Gospel Choir - Deeper (Lyric Video), retrieved 2017-11-17