United Kingdom - Believe In Me - Bonnie Tyler

19 - 23 pts / not in semi
The United Kingdom is represented in Malmö at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest by Bonnie Tyler.
The song is Believe In Me, written by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide

Believe In Me can be found on Bonnie's new album Rocks and Honey which is already out in Germany (ZYX music ZYX 21010-2).
U.K. release date is planned for May 6.

The cdsingle of Believe In Me is out now in Germany. (ZYX 1085-8).
The cdsingle includes two versions of Believe In Me plus one other song from the album: Stubborn.

Believe In Me (Eurovision edit) is released in the U.K. and Ireland on March 14, for now digital only through iTunes and the lot.
The Eurovision edit is the same as the radio edit.
Thanks to anonymous e-mailer.

The Eurovision edit has also been issued on a 1-track promo cds in the U.K..

Remixes by Blutonium Boy and Matty Menk are made. You can listen here at the BBC or here at Blupile.
An digital release on iTunes  you includes two versions.
1. Believe in Me (Blutonium Boy & Matty Menk Radio Mix) (4:30)
2. Believe in Me (Blutonium Boy & Matty Menk Club Mix) (6:49)
Both mixes are also out on DJ cds and digital DJ sources like Juno.
Earlier this year Blu Boy (short for Blutonium boy) released remixes of Bonnie's hit Holding Out For A Hero. (check these out at Juno)

Believe In Me - Album version
Believe In Me - Radio edit / Eurovision edit
- both on cdsingle and album, on Malmö 2CD
Believe In Me - Blutonium Boy and Matty Menk Radio edit
- on DJ 3CD Ultimate DJ Pack: Dance hits (CDPool)
Believe In Me - Blutonium Boy and Matty Menk Club Mix
- on DJ CD DMC Dance mixes 86 APRIL 2013 (DMC)
Believe In Me - karaoke
- on the official karaoke collection (digital release)

UK top 100: 93, -

Rocks And Honey Tracks
1. This Is Gonna Hurt (next single tbr in August)
2. Sunshine
3. Believe In Me
4. What You Need From Me (with Vince Gill)
5. Crying
6. Little Superstar
7. Flat On The Floor
8. All I Ever Wanted
9. Stubborn (also by BIM composers)
10. Love Is The Knife
11. Lord Help Me
12. Mom'
13. You Try
14. Believe In Me (Radio Edit)

With Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins) the U.K. continues their path of internally selecting an artist with an impressive back catalogue of hits.
Bonnie Tylers first hit was her 2nd single Lost In France in 1976, a U.K. #9 that also scored in Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Austria. (But not in France, where it got lost).
A few singles later It's A Heartache became her 2nd best selling hit scoring a #1 in France, Sweden and Norway and reaching the top 10 in many other countries, including a U.S. #9.

It took 4 years and 14 singles to get to 1981's Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Bonnie's biggest hit penned by Jim Steinman (of Meatloaf fame) that was a #1 at home, in the U.S., Canada, France and Norway.
Many more singles followed and several were hits in various countries. She's especially popular in Germany where she scored 22 hits.
Bonnie Tyler released over 70 singles and almost 20 albums (excluding compilations)
Other popular hits were Holding Out For A Hero (From Footloose) and A Rockin' Good Way (With Shakin' Stevens).

Total Eclipse Of The Heart was given a dance make-over in 1993 by later Eurovision singer Nicki French (Don't Play That Song Again, Stockholm 2000). Her version became a massive hit in 1994 including a #1 in Japan, Brasil and Canada plus a #2 hit in the U.S.. It was a U.K. #5 after being re-issued in 1995.

There's a bit on some stellar Total Eclipses here at the Eurocovers post Beam Me Up Bonnie!

The songwriters:
The achievements of American songwriter Desmond Child are best summed up by a few of the stars he (co) wrote (and produced) hits for: Kiss (I Was Made For Loving You), Bon Jovi (Livin'On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name), Cher, Aerosmith (Dude Looks Like A Lady, Crazy), Joan Jett, Alice Cooper (Poison), Roxette, Robbie Williams, Hanson, Ricky martin (Livin' La Vida Loca), Eurovision star Sakis Rouvas, Meat Loaf, Mika and on, even Micahel Bolton.
He already wrote songs for Bonnie's 1986 album Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire.
Lauren Christy worked with Christina Aguilera, Hillary Duff, Avril Lavigne, Britney, Shakira McFly and more.
Christopher Braide's cellphone has the number of Kylie, Christina Aguilera, Lana Del Rey, David Guetta, JLS, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Eurovision stars Brian Kennedy and Lara Fabian, Spice Girls Posh and Baby, and Paloma Faith.

links and sources
BBC Eurovision pages
Bonnie Tyler website and FB
Thanks to Lior

Recent entries from the U.K.
2012 - Engelbert Humperdinck
2011 - Blue
2010 - Josh Dubovie
2009 - Jade Ewen

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