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Encyclopedia > Self Control (song)
"Self Control"
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
Released 1984, 2004 (re-release)
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1983
Genre Electronic
Length 4:08
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo, Raffaele Riefoli
Producer(s) Jack White, Robbie Buchanan
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
(1983)
"Self Control"
(1984)
"The Lucky One"
(1984)
Alternate cover
12" maxi single cover

"Self Control" is the name of an international hit song recorded in 1984 by Laura Branigan, also known for the hit "Gloria", as well as the album on which it appears. The song was also recorded that same year with the same English lyrics by Italian singer Raf, who co-wrote the song. In 2006, both Danish dance group Infernal and Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas released a cover of the song. This song was used as a track from fictional radio station, Flash FM, on video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Discipline is any training intended to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviour, especially training that produces moral or mental development in a particular direction. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Electronica be merged into this article or section. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Jack White (occasionally Jack White II or just III), born John Anthony Gillis on July 9, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan is an American musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter and music producer. ... Robbie Buchanan is a Canadian keyboardist and songwriter. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... How Am I Supposed to Live Without You is a song originally recorded by Laura Branigan in 1983 (after Air Supply turned it down). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Gloria is a pop song released by Laura Branigan in 1982 off her debut album, Branigan. ... Raf (born Raffaele Riefoli on September 29, 1959 Margherita di Savoia, Italy) is an Italian popular singer. ... Infernal is a Danish dance band, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti de Lenfer single. ... Soraya Arnelas Rubiales (September 13, 1982) is a Spanish singer. ... Flash FM is a radio station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ...

Contents

Theme

The song narrates the singer's slip into the world of nightlife, the allure of which has her "livin' only for the night" and deeming herself to "live among the creatures of the night". Rather than actually invoking control over herself, the singer repeatedly declares to a phantom protagonist that that "you take my self, you take my self control". Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Creatures of the Night is a 1982 album from American hard rock band Kiss. ... Discipline is any training intended to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviour, especially training that produces moral or mental development in a particular direction. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ...


Laura Branigan version

Formats and track listings

  • 7" single
  1. "Self Control" 4:08
  2. "Silent Partners" 3:58
  • 7" single 2

A-side

  1. "Self Control" 4:08
  2. "Silent Partners" 3:58

B-side

  1. "The Lucky One" 4:10
  2. "Take Me" 3:43
  • 12" maxi single
  1. "Self Control" [Extended Version] 5:00
  2. "Silent Partners" [Extended Version] 4:10
  • U.S. 12" promo single
  1. "Self Control" [Extended Version] 5:00
  2. "Self Control" [LP Version] 4:08
Later re-releases
  • 5" single "Self Control"/"Gloria" (1989)
  1. "Self Control" 4:08
  2. "Gloria" 4:50
  • 5"/12" maxi remixes single (1992)

A-side

  1. "Self Control" [Classic Summer Mix 1992] 3:59
  2. "Self Control" [Original Version] 4:08

B-side

  1. "Self Control" [117 BPM Club 1992] 4:54
  • 5" single "Self Control"/"Gloria" (2004)
  1. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Radio Mix] 3:21
  2. "Self Control 2004" [Flip & Fill Remix] 6:45
  3. "Gloria 2004" [Prodygee & Davis Radio Mix] 3:23
  4. "Gloria 2004" [S.A.D. Club Mix] 6:59
  5. "Gloria 2004" [Discotronix Remix] 7:01
  • 5" maxi single (2004)
  1. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Radio Mix] 3:21
  2. "Self Control 2004" [Flip & Fill Remix] 6:45
  3. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Remix] 7:07
  4. "Self Control 2004" [Force Four Remix] 7:45
  5. "Self Control 2004" [Kenny Hayes Club Mix] 6:07
  6. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Instrumental] 7:05
  • Promo vinyl maxi single (2004)

A-side

  1. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Remix] 7:07
  2. "Self Control 2004" [Force Four Remix] 7:45

B-side

  1. "Self Control 2004" [Flip & Fill Remix] 6:45
  2. "Self Control 2004" [Kenny Hayes Club Mix] 6:07
  3. "Self Control 2004" [Mindworkers Instrumental] 7:05

Charts

Chart (1984) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 1 (3)
Norwegian Singles Chart 2 (3)
South African Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 1 (8)
U.S. Adult Contemporary 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
Dutch Top 40 7 (june 9th 1984)

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Cover versions

"Self Control / Somebody's Watching Me"
Single by Royal Gigolos
from the album Musique Deluxe
Released 8 August 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Dance
Royal Gigolos singles chronology
"No Milk Today"
(2004)
"Self Control/Somebody's Watching Me"
(2005)
"Tell It to My Heart"
(2006)

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Royal Gigolos

In 2005, the German dance band the Royal Gigolos recorded a cover of the song. It appeared on a Maxi CD along with their cover of Somebody's Watching Me. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Royal Gigolos - The success story A party in September 2003 was the birth of the Royal Gigolos. ... Somebodys Watching Me is a song by the pop artist Rockwell, with a duet by Michael Jackson, in which the lyrics express a fear of being followed and watched. ...

"Self Control"
Single by Infernal
from the album From Paris to Berlin (UK)
Released 24 October 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Dance
Length 3:16 (UK Radio Edit)

3:40 (Radio Edit) Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Infernal is a Danish dance band, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti de Lenfer single. ... Infernal is a Danish dance act, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti De Lenfer single. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Label Universal, Central Station and MRA
Peak chart positions
Infernal singles chronology
"Ten Miles"
(2006)
"Self Control"
(2006)
"I Won't Be Crying"
(2007)

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Infernal

In 2006, the Danish dance band Infernal recorded a cover of the song, which followed their latest single, "A to the B" and the later re-release of "From Paris to Berlin". The song was released on November 6th in the UK, but charted in the chart at #61 on downloads only. The track was also released in Australia, as a AA side with "I Won't Be Crying". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Infernal is a Danish dance band, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti de Lenfer single. ... Infernal is a Danish dance act, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti De Lenfer single. ...


Formats and track listings

  • 2-track CD single
  1. "Self Control" [Radio Edit] - 3:40
  2. "From Paris to Berlin" [DJ Aligator Remix] - 6:37
  • 7-track enhanced promo single
  1. "Self Control" [Radio Edit] - 3:40
  2. "Self Control" [Extended Version] - 6:00
  3. "Self Control" [Soul Seekerz Remix] - 7:40
  4. "Self Control" [Robbie Rivera Juicy Mix] - 6:14
  5. "Self Control" [Europeanz Remix] - 7:09
  6. "Self Control" [Weekend Wonderz Club Mix] - 6:13
  7. "Self Control" [Video] - 3:48
  • 12" single
  1. "Self Control" [Soul Seekerz Remix] - 7:41
  2. "Self Control" [Extended Version] - 6:00
  3. "Self Control" [Robbie Rivera Juicy Mix] - 6:14

Infernal is a Danish dance act, who made their national debut in 1997 with the release of the Sorti De Lenfer single. ...

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
Denmark Singles Chart 3
Finland Singles Chart 6
Irish Singles Chart 14
UK Singles Chart 18
Europe Top 100 37
Poland Single Charts[1] 45
"Self Control"
Single by Soraya Arnelas
from the album Ochenta's
Released December 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Dance
Label Vale Music
Producer(s) Ten Brothers
Soraya Arnelas singles chronology
"No Debería"

(2006)
"Self Control"
(2006)
"Gonna Get Along Without You Now"
(2007)

A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Soraya Arnelas Rubiales (September 13, 1982) is a Spanish singer. ... Ochentas, is the name of the Soraya Arnelass second studio album, released in Spain November 21 with under Vale Music label. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Soraya Arnelas Rubiales (September 13, 1982) is a Spanish singer. ... Gonna Get Along without Ya Now is a popular song. ...

Soraya Arnelas

"Self Control", is the first official single from Soraya Arnelas's second studio album Ochenta's was release in Spain November. It peaked at number 1 on the Spanish Cadena 100.[2] and at #2 at the Promusicae Spanish Singles Sales Chart. Soraya Arnelas Rubiales (September 13, 1982) is a Spanish singer. ... Ochentas, is the name of the Soraya Arnelass second studio album, released in Spain November 21 with under Vale Music label. ...


The song reached Gold status in the Promusicae Digital Songs & Ringtones.


Caramelle

This is an R&B-like cover of the song, released in Germany, early on 2007.


Ricky Martin

Released a Spanish version "Que Dia Es Hoy" in 1993 for the Album "Me Amaras". The single reached number 23 in the Latin chart.


Notes

  1. ^ Poland Single Charts
  2. ^ "Hot 100"

External links

  • Lyrics to Self Control by Infernal

 
 

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