♫ It Must Have Been Love ♫

I’ve not exactly run out of music ideas, but the past couple of weeks it has, admittedly, been a struggle.  I think it’s only my mood, the fact that there hasn’t been much of a song in my heart, yet the music posts are something I really enjoy, so I try to keep them up.  Anyway, long story short, David sent me a few recommendations last night, and the first three on the list I had already played within the past year.  The fourth was Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love, and I yelled out BINGO!, causing Miss Goose to turn and look to see if I was having a heart attack!

This song was written by Swedish Pop duo Roxette’s instrumentalist Per Gessle. When asked how many times Roxette had performed It Must Have Been Love Gessle replied:

“We’ve done it at every show, so it’s been hundreds of times. We don’t need to rehearse it, put it that way. It’s the same with ‘Listen To Your Heart’ or ‘The Look’ – when you stand there in front of 10,000 who love it, it’s an amazing feeling. I was in Siberia the other day and heard a balalaikan version of ‘It Must Have Been Love.”

Four different versions of the song have been officially released. The original song was released in 1987 and was titled It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken Hearted), which was followed by the most successful incarnation, a slightly edited version – omitting the Christmas references – created for the soundtrack to the 1990 movie Pretty Woman. During the Join the Joyride! World Tour in 1991, the band recorded a country music version in Los Angeles, included on their 1992 album Tourism. A Spanish-language version of the Pretty Woman recording was released on their 1996 compilation Baladas en Español. Finally, an orchestral live performance from the band’s 2009 concert at Night of the Proms was included on their 2012 studio album, Travelling.

The song has made it to the top ten in the U.S., Canada, and most European countries except Italy.

It Must Have Been Love
Roxette

It must have been love
But it’s over now

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely, this air of silence
In the bedroom and all around

Touch me now
I close my eyes
And dream away

It must have been love
But it’s over now
It must have been good
But I lost it somehow
It must have been love
But it’s over now
From the moment we touched
Till the time had run out

Make believing
We’re together
That I’m sheltered
By your heart
But in and outside
I turn to water
Like a teardrop
In your palm

And it’s a hard
Winter’s day
I dream away

It must have been love (it must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
It was all that I wanted
Now I’m living without
It must have been love
But it’s over now
It’s where the water flows
It’s where the wind blows

It must have been love (it must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
It must have been good
But I lost it somehow
It must have been love (it must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
From the moment we touched
Till the time had run out

It must have been love (it must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
It was all that I wanted
Now I’m living without
It must have been love
But it’s over now
It’s where the water flows
It’s where the wind blows

It must have been love
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
Now
Must have been love (it must have been love)
But it’s over now (but it’s over now)
Now

Songwriters: Per Hakan Gessle
It Must Have Been Love lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

17 thoughts on “♫ It Must Have Been Love ♫

  1. One of my favorite songs from an awesome movie! Hard to believe that Julia Roberts was only 21 years old when she got the role of Vivian, after Meg Ryan turned down the part. Big mistake…. HUGE!
    The Spanish and Orchestral versions are quite excellent as well. Thanks for sharing ur exceptional music selections with us, everything you play is quite enjoyable IMHO.
    RIP Marie ❤

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