Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) Spiller
Song Title: Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)
Date of release: 14th of August 2000
Description: ” Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) ” is by Spiller, the Italian electronic music DJ and record producer. Spiller ( Cristiano Spiller ) released his first single in 1997 called “Laguna”. Then in 1997 he teamed up with Tommy Vee, a fellow Italian producer and released ” Spiller From Rio (Do It Easy) “, which peaked at number 40 on the UK chart.
The song was written by Cristiano Spiller, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Rob Davis. Sophie is an English singer, songwriter and model. She was the lead singer with Theaudience, the indie rock band. After they split, Sophie forged a solo career finding success in the 2000s. She is probably best known for her hit single ” Murder on the Dancefloor “, which reached number 2 on the UK chart and went on to be europe’s most played song in 2002.
Rob Davis ( Robert Berkeley Davis ) is an English guitarist and songwriter. He was a guitarist for the 1970s group Mud. The group had a hugely successful run in the 1970s with singles like ” Tiger Feet ” and the christmas favorite ” ” Lonely This Christmas ”, which sold in excess of 750,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone and stayed at Number One for 4 weeks in 1974.
Rob found success outside of the group. Along with co-writing ” Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) “, he co-wrote, along with Cathy Dennis, Kylie minogue’s ” Can’t Get You Out of My Head “. Rob and Cathy received an Ivor Novello Award for the song.
Production for ” Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) ” was by Boris Dlugosch and Spiller. Boris is a German house music producer, who is best known for his funky, deep house production. He has remixed many songs for a variety of artists including Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. He has also worked with Italian rapper Jovanotti, A-ha, Röyksopp, Moloko and Daft Punk.
The single was released on the 14th of August 2000 by record label Positiva ( Universal Music Group ) and features on the Groovejet 5 track EP as various mixes.
Originally the song was released as an instrumental only in 1999, without any vocals by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. The instrumental was too repetitive for airplay, so the record label, Positiva, asked Sophie Ellis-Bextor to provide lyrics and vocals for the track.
Rob Davis partly reworked the lyric ” And so it goes… ” and substituted it with ” If this ain’t love… ” which then gave the song its subtitle.
Spiller built the track around a sample of a disco song called ” Love Is You ” by Carol Williams. The song was backed by the Salsoul Orchestra, formed in 1974 and disbanded in 1982, the Orchestra was a group of session musicians who also released hit Albums from 1975 until 1982.
The accompanying music video was directed by Frank Nesemann and features Sophie and Spiller journeying separately around Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
” Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) ” was a commercial success for Spiller. In the United states the song peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent 11 weeks on the chart there.
In the United Kingdom the song entered the UK chart on the 26th of August 2000 and peaked at Number One, staying at the top for 1 week. It spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 30 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 16, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 15, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 13, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 6, France (SNEP) 17, Germany (Official German Charts) 14, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Italy (FIMI) 9, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 13, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 4, Poland (Polish Airplay Charts) 15, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 28, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 5
Official Website: N/A
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/djspillerofficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Spiller