My Sunday Song – “Still Loving You” by Scorpions

For My Sunday Song #98, we take it back to the 80’s and hand it over to Scorpions with their ballad “Still Loving You” off the album ‘Love At First Sting” from 1984.  With “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, I became a Scorpion fan and this song sealed the deal for life.

The song was the second single from the album and it only reached #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 which is crazy considering this song hit #1 in France.  Yes, France.  The Scorpions are credited with starting a baby boom in France in 1985 because of this song.  I am not kidding!

The song is about a man who is in love with woman, but they fear the end of the relationship is fading and almost over. So what do they do, they try again to reignite that passion and flame and give it another shot.  France is the country about love so that might be why it did so well.

At around 6:30, the song isn’t your typical power ballad..well at least in length.  In style, it is exactly like every power ballad which is why it is a power ballad.  The song’s slow crescendo throughout the song is it’s magic.  The song keeps building and adding instruments and it gets more powerful and louder as it goes.

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Klaus’ vocals are filled with heart and emotion and he truly feels the heartache and pain which draws you into the song and you feel it too.  And don’t forget Rudolf’s guitar work as it is fantastic. And Herman Rarebell’s drumming is also a driving factor into the power of this song.  It is all around perfection.

The song took six years to get on to a Scorpions as Rudolf had the song written for a long while and finally Klaus connected to it and wrote the lyrics and the rest is history.  I do find it odd that the song ended the album as it seems strange to end a song with a ballad.  Put the power of this ballad actually makes you want to start the album over and experience everything all over again.  So, in the end it worked having at the end.

Give it a listen and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it and if anyone has any baby’s 9 months after listening to this song, please come back and let us know!!

Enjoy and Happy Sunday!!

“Still Loving You”

Time, it needs time to win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love can bring back your love someday
I will be there, I will be there

Fight, babe, I’ll fight to win back your love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, only love can bring down the wall someday
I will be there, I will be there

If we go again all the way from the start
I would try to change the things that killed our love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong that I can’t get through
Is there really no chance to start once again? I’m loving you

Try, baby, try to trust in my love again
I will be there, I will be there
Love, our love just shouldn’t be thrown away
I will be there, I will be there

If we’d go again, all the way from the start
I would try to change the things that killed our love
Your pride has built a wall, so strong that I can’t get through
Is there really no chance to start once again?

If we’d go again, all the way from the start
I would try to change the things that killed our love
Yes, I’ve hurt your pride, and I know what you’ve been through
You should give me a chance, this can’t be the end

I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you
I’m still loving you
I need your love
I’m still loving you

Still loving you, baby

Still loving you
I need your love
Still loving you
I need your love, oh
Still loving you
I need your love, oh
I need your love
I need your love…

Written by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine

 

4 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Still Loving You” by Scorpions

  1. The solo at the end of the song is sooo good! Ramps up the song…
    The only thing that gets me is Meine continually singing over and over “Still Loving You”
    Great history lesson on this track as well!
    Great Stuff John!

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