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My Love Is For Real (US CD Single)
My Love Is For Real (UK Single)
My Love Is For Real (US CD Promo)
My Love Is For Real (LP)
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Singles from Head Over Heels

My Love Is For Real
Crazy Cool
Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up

Studio Albums

Forever Your Girl
Spellbound
Head Over Heels
Unreleased Album

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Ofra Haza“My Love Is For Real,” the first single from Paula Abdul’s third studio album “Head Over Heels.” The song was written by Paula Abdul and Rhett Lawrence and released on May 29, 1995.

The song is a middle-eastern sounding groove, with background vocals from the popular Israeli singer Ofra Haza. This was Abdul's first studio album in four years since Spellbound in 1991.

The single did not live up to expectations of being a big comeback hit for Abdul. It was Abdul's first single to not reach the Top 20 and was considered her last major hit in her career with Virgin Records.

It peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 and did end up becoming a success in clubs with several remixes commissioned, even hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Internationally the single fared rather well hitting #3 in Canada, #7 in Australia the top 20 in New Zealand and #28 in the U.K. In other European and Asian countries the single achieved moderate success (mostly charting in the lower parts of the top 50.)

The song was covered by Strike, a British dance band and included on their album “I Saw The Future” in 1997. They were also responsible for some of the single remixes including the “Strike's Pink Wig Dub” and “Strike's Straight Up There Mix” of “My Love Is For Real.”

A new unreleased song titled "Didn't I Say I Love You", was included the B-side of the single release. It was written by Elliot Wolff and Stacey Piersa and does not appear on the Head over Heels album although it was considered by Virgin for inclusion on the album.  Two versions of “Didn’t I Say I Love You” were produced, one for the U.S. and one for the U.K. release of “My Love Is For Real.”

A popular music video filmed in Morocco was directed by Michael Haussman, produced by Lizzie Ross and edited by Mary Ann McClure of The Artists Company, Ltd. It had a Middle Eastern theme to match the tone of the song.

The video was nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards, and like all of her previous music videos, received heavy rotation on MTV. It was shown across the United States before the film Clueless as a promotional gimmick.

The music video was never released commercially on VHS or DVD although it is available for download on iTunes.

Single Releases & Tracklisting

My Love Is For Real

US 12" Record 72438-38493-144-38493:

1. My Love Is For Real - E-Smoove's Fever Mix
2. My Love Is For Real - Strike's Pink Wig Dub
3. My Love Is For Real - Downtempo Club Dub
4. Didn't I Say I Love You

US Double 12" Record Z-38497:

1. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Club Extended Mix
2. My Love Is For Real - Strike's Straight Up There Mix
3. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Soundfactory Mix
4. My Love Is For Real - E-Smoove's Fever Edit
5. My Love Is For Real - Uptempo Club Vocal
6. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Factory Mix
7. My Love Is For Real - Hardhouse Dub
8. My Love Is For Real - R&B Remix
9. Didn't I Say I Love You

US Double 12" Record Promo SPRO-38497:

1. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Club Estended Mix
2. My Love Is For Real - Strike's Straight Up there Mix
3. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Soundfactory Mix
4. My Love Is For Real - E Smoove's Fever Edit
5. My Love Is For Real - Uptempo Club Vocal
6. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Factory Mix
7. My Love Is For Real - Hardhouse Dub
8. My Love Is For Real - R&B Remix
9. Didn't I Say I Love You

US 5" CD V25H 38497:

1. My Love Is For Real - Radio Edit  [Lyrics]
2. Didn't I Say I love You  [Lyrics]
3. My Love Is For Real - LP Version
4. My Love Is For Real - R&B Remix

US 5" CD Maxi 7243-8-38497-27:

1. My Love Is For Real - Radio Edit
2. My Love Is For Real - Lawrence/Mokran Edit
3. My Love Is For Real - E-Smoove's Fever Edit
4. My Love Is For Real - Strike's Straight Up There Edit
5. My Love Is For Real - Junior Vasquez Club
6. My Love Is For Real - R+B Remix
7. Didn't I Say I Love You

US CD Promo:

1. My Love Is For Real - Radio Edit
2. My Love Is For Real - Short Intro. Edit
3. My Love Is For Real - R&B Remix
4. My Love Is For Real - LP Version

US CD Promo 40525:

1. My Love Is For Real - The Sensuous Mix
2. My Love Is For Real - The Soft Single Mix

US Cassette 72438 3849345 4KM-38493:

1. My Love Is For Real - Radio Edit
2. Didn't I Say I Love You
3. My Love Is For Real - LP version
3. My Love Is For Real - R&B Remix

UK 5" CD VUSCD 91:

1. My Love Is For Real - LP Version
2. My Love Is For Real - E-Smoove Fever 7" Edit
3. My Love Is For Real - Strike Straight Up There Mix
4. Didn't I Say I Love You

Single Credits

Written by Rhett Lawrence/Paula Abdul

© 1995 BMG Songs, Inc./Rhettrhyme Music. All rights administered by BMG Songs, Inc./P.J.A. Music (ASCAP).
All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission.

Produced and arranged by Rhett Lawrence. Lead Vocal: Paula Abdul. Additional Featured Vocal: Ofra Haza. Background Vocals: Paula Abdul, Valerie Davis and Marva King. Synthesizers, Drums and Programming: Rhett Lawrence. Sitar and Tamboura: Harihar Rao. Engineers: Thom Russo, Jr., Mike Becker, Rhett Lawrence and Cal Harris, Jr. Computer Tech: Chris Kohler. Mixed by Mick Guzauski at Oakshire Recorders, Los Angeles, CA. Production Coordinator: Laura Grover.

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