Computer Love (Kraftwerk song)


Computer Love (Kraftwerk song)
"Computer Love"
Single by Kraftwerk
from the album Computer World
B-side "The Model"
Released July 1981 (1981-07)
Format 7"
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:45 (single edit)
7:15 (album version)
Label EMI
EMI5207 (UK)
Warner Bros. Records (US)
Writer(s) Ralf Hütter
Karl Bartos
Emil Schult
Producer Ralf Hütter
Florian Schneider
Kraftwerk singles chronology
"Pocket Calculator"
(1981, UK)
"Computer Love"
(1981, UK)
"Showroom Dummies"
(1982, UK)

Computer Love (German version title: "Computer Liebe") is a song by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. It was released on the 1981 album Computer World and as a single in the same year. The song, on a double A-sided single with "The Model", went to #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Cover versions

  • The song was covered by Camouflage as a B-side of its EP Handsome —The Remix,[1] also being featured on its 2007 Archives #01 compilation release.[2]
  • The song was covered by The Album Leaf as a hidden track on the 2001 EP, In an Off White Room,
  • The song was covered by Glass Candy on the compilation After Dark.
  • The song was covered by the argentine electro-tango band Tanghetto, as bonus track of their "VIVO" live album released in 2011.

The melody and chords of the song were used by Coldplay in its 2005 song "Talk", which was released on the album X&Y. Prior to release, Coldplay singer Chris Martin had asked the German group for approval.[3]

Charts

Chart (1981) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 13

References

  1. ^ Camouflage - Handsome - The Remix on Discogs
  2. ^ Camouflage - Archive #01 on Discogs
  3. ^ Coldplay - Martin Sent Kraftwerk Begging Letter on contactmusic.com

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