” Love Me Like You Do ” is by Ellie Goulding ( Elena Jane “Ellie” Goulding ), the English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
The song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami and Tove Nilsson. Production for the single was done by Max Martin and Ali Payami. Max Martin has written and co-written 21 Billboard Hot 100 Chart-topping hits including the Britney Spears ” …Baby one more time “.
Songs written and co-written by Ali Payami include Robin Thicke’s ” Back Together ” and ” Another Lonely Night ” by Adam Lambert.
The track was released on the record labels Cherrytree, Interscope and Republic on the 7th of January 2015 and taken as the second single from the film’s soundtrack.
The song was also included on Ellie’s third album, Delirium, which reached number three in both the United Kingdom and United States.
” Love Me Like You Do ” was written and recorded for the soundtrack to the film ” Fifty Shades Of Grey ” which was based on the 2011 novel of the same name by E. L. James ( Erika Mitchell ).
Originally the song was intended for American singer Demi Lovato. However once Savan Kotecha and Max Martin got the commission to write a track for the film, they both decided that ” Love Me Like You Do ” would fit the movie, Ellie was offered the song.
The mid-tempo electropop power ballad is about the feeling of falling in love and being seduced by a lovers touch, leaving her begging for more even though it hurts.
” Love Me Like You Do ” won critical acclaim from music critics. Samantha Grossman from Time called it ” sultry ” and added it was a ” solid addition to the Fifty Shades soundtrack “.
Robbie Daw of Idolator, the music news and gossip website, wrote that the song was ” a sweeping power ballad that finds Goulding delivering soft, understated vocals over producer Max Martin’s swelling bed of synths “.
Commercially the song was a success for Ellie, in the United States it entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number forty-five after first week sales of 79,000.
After a steady climb over a seven-week period the song reached a peak of number three on the Hot 100 and spent a total of seven weeks there. This was Ellie’s highest charting single since her 2001 hit ” Lights “.
Outside of the United States the song did equally well, in the United Kingdom ” Love Me Like You Do ” went straight in at the top of the UK Singles Chart after selling 172,368. The single was to be Ellie’s second UK chart-topping single after ” Burn ” in 2013.
The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and stayed in the Top Ten for nine weeks and a total of fifty-seven weeks on there.
” Love Me Like You Do ” made Number One in many countries Worldwide including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 3
UK Highest Chart Position: 1
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 1, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 1, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia) 3, Brazil (Brasil Hot 100 Airplay) 26, Bulgaria (BAMP) 1, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 3, Colombia (National Report Top Anglo) 5, Croatia (ARC 100) 1, Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100) 1, Denmark (Tracklisten) 1, Europe (Euro Digital Songs) 1, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 1, France (SNEP) 5, Germany (Official German Charts) 1, Greece Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Hungary (Single Top 40) 1, Ireland (IRMA) 1, Israel (Media Forest) 1, Italy (FIMI) 1, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 36, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 1, Luxembourg Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard) 1, Mexico Top 20 Inglés (Monitor Latino) 3, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 2, New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) 1, Norway (VG-lista) 1, Poland (Polish Airplay Top 100) 1, Portugal Digital Songs (Billboard) 1, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 1, Slovakia (Rádio Top 100) 1, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 1, South Africa (EMA) 1, South Korea International Chart (Gaon) 12, Spain (PROMUSICAE) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 1
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