RELEASE DATE
21st April 1986 (Germany), 21st April 1986 (UK), TBC 1986 (USA)

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM
Wonderland

TRACKLISTINGS

7″ SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

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MUTE45 (UK) & INT 111.835 (DE)
A – Oh L’Amour [3:04]
B – March On Down The Line [3:42]

USA

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Sire 7-28614
A – Oh L’Amour [3:04]
B – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [3:53]

CD SINGLES:

UK & GERMANY

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CD12MUTE45 (UK) & INT 826.840 (DE)
Oh L’Amour (Remix) [5:55]
March On Down The Line (Remix) [6:04]
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [3:53]

12″ SINGLES:

UK, GERMANY & USA

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12MUTE45 (UK) / INT 826.840 (DE) / Sire 20471-0 (USA)
A1 – Oh L’Amour (12″ Remix) [5:55]
B1 – March On Down The Line (Remix) [6:04]
B2 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [3:53]

UK, GERMANY & USA

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L12MUTE45 (UK) / INT 126.848 (DE) / Sire 20488-0 (USA)
A1 – Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’) [7:12]
B1 – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) [4:50]
B2 – March On Down The Line (Remix) [6:04]

CD RELEASE (1993):

UK

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CDMUTE45 (UK)
Oh L’Amour [3:04]
March On Down The Line [3:42]
Oh L’Amour (Remix) [5:55]
March On Down The Line (Remix) [6:04]
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [3:53]

GERMANY

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INT 826.769 (DE)
Oh L’Amour [3:04]
March On Down The Line [3:42]
Oh L’Amour (Remix) [5:55]
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [3:53]


CHART POSITIONS
85 (UK) | 16 (DE)

VIDEO

Directed by Peter Hamilton & Alistair Rae.

NOTES
The 12″ Vinyl and 7″ Vinyl editions were originally released in green picture sleeves with an illustration reminiscent of the characters in Thomas The Tank Engine. These were withdrawn and replaced with the die-cut black sleeve design. The 12″ Vinyl was also bundled with early editions of the Wonderland LP.

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CREDITS
Written by Clarke/Bell.

Published by Musical Moments Ltd/Minotaur Music Ltd/Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! written by Andersson/Ulvaeus. Published by: Bocu Music Ltd.

Produced by Flood. Assisted by P. Legg.

Recorded at Trident, Powerplant, Blackwing and Livingstone

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! produced by Erasure, engineered by Paul Kendall.

Oh L’Amour mixed by Daniel Miller & Flood assisted by Phil Legg. March On Down The Line mixed by Flood assisted by Phil Legg. Oh L’Amour (Remix) mixed by Michael Johnson. March On Down The Line (Remix) mixed by Flood. Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’)’ mixed by The Funky Sisters. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) mixed by Paul Kendall.


Design by Health & Efficiency.

LYRICS

OH L’AMOUR

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

Looking for you,you were looking for me
Always reaching for you, you were too blind to see
Oh love of my heart why leave me alone?
I’m falling apart, no good on my own

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

Why throw it away? Why walk out on me?
I just live for the day, for the way it should be
There once was a time I had you here by my side
You said I wasn’t your kind, only here for the ride

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

No emotional ties, you don’t remember my name
I lay down and die, I’m only to blame
Oh love of my heart, it’s up to you now
You tore me apart, I hurt inside-out

Oh l’amour
Broke my heart and now I’m aching for you
Mon amour
What’s a boy in love supposed to do?

MARCH ON DOWN THE LINE

Lover out of my way, I’ll stand up to anything
Move on out this heartbeat, the song is over

A new day, a new way
I’m coming out this time
A new name, let’s play the game
And march on down the line

I’ve got lots to shout about the way I feel inside
Round and round this place like a shotgun fired

A new day, a new way
I’m coming out this time
A new name, let’s play the game
And march on down the line

Ah-ha let’s play the game

A new day, a new way
I’m coming out this time
A new name, let’s play the game
And march on down the line

Now the fight is won, standing ten-foot tall again
God is on our side, dance on up to heaven

A new day, a new way
I’m coming out this time
A new name, let’s play the game
And march on down the line

Ah-ha let’s play the game

A new day, a new way
I’m coming out this time
A new name, let’s play the game
And march on down the line

GIMME, GIMME, GIMME

In my dreams, I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all
I’d fall around and have a ball

Half past twelve, and I’m watching the late show
In my flat all alone
How I hate to spend an evening on my own
Autumn winds blowing outside the window
As I look around the room
And it makes me so depressed to see the gloom

There’s not a soul out there
No one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Movie stars, find the end of the rainbow
With that fortune to win
It’s so different from the world I’m living in
Tired of T.V., I open the window
And I gaze into the night
But there’s nothing there to see, no one in sight
There’s not a soul out there, no one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

There’s not a soul out there, no one to hear my prayer

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Won’t somebody help me chase the shadows away?
Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight
Take me through the darkness till the break of the day

Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme
Gimme, gimme, gimme