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LOVERBOY

"Loverboy" was the first single taken from the soundtrack of "Glitter". Because radio stations were so eager to play the song, it was released for radio stations a week before scheduled, on July 17, 2001.

"Loverboy" alternates a bouncing funky bass with rock guitars, features cameos from rappers Da Brat, Ludacris, 22 and Shawna. Funk legends Cameo, who also appear on the track, went into the studio to re-sing the chorus of their 1986 hit "Candy", a song Mariah said has always been one of her favorites.

"I felt like a little kid again, like, 'Please just sing this how you did it on the remix'," Mariah said she told them. "And then I felt bad because I didn't want to be overstepping my boundaries. It's like reliving a childhood moment."

"Loverboy" jumped from Number 60 to Number 2 at the Billboard Hot 100 after its commercial release and went on to sell 500,000 copies in the USA alone. Therefor it received a gold certification and became the best selling single of 2001.


When "Loverboy" was recorded but not yet released, Mariah found out that Jennifer Lopez used the same beat for her song "I'm real". A devastated Mariah had to scrap all the work she'd done and go home and re-record it. But the question is, was the fact that J.Lo used the same sample from "Firecracker", an old song by the Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra, a coincidence or conspiracy? In any case, Mariah replaced the "Firecracker" sample with the "Candy" sample, and the fans will probably never know how the original song sounded like.

CD-SINGLES
5" CD-single from Australia (1671)
no catalogue number
collection Marco Hendriks

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix feat. Cameo)
2. Loverboy (David Morales Club Of Love Mix)
3. Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat & Ludacris)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix Radio Edit)
5. Loverboy (David Morales Drums Of Love Mix)

5" CD-single from Australia (0396)
VUSCDF 211 / 7243 8 97840 0 8
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from Australia (2727)
VUSCDF 211 / 7243 8 97840 0 8
promo
collection Mike Fuhrmann

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0396, but on the back cover is a sticker saying "sample product, not for sale".

5" CD-single from Canada (2024)
7243 8 38791 2 0 / V25D-38791
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)

5" CD-single from Europe (0398)
VUSCDJ 211
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)

5" CD-single from Europe (0399)
VUSCDJX 211
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)

5" CD-single from Europe (0400)
VUSCDJY 211
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Radio Edit)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
5. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (Club Of Love Radio Edit)
7. Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit)
8. Loverboy (Dub Of Love Remix)
9. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

5" CD-single from Europe (0394)
VUSCD 211 / 7243 8 97839 02
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from Europe (0395)
VUSCDE 211 / 7243 8 97839 2 6
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)

5" CD-single from Europe (0397)
VUSCDF 211 / 7243 8 97840 08
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from France (2025)
VUSCDJX 211
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)

5" CD-single from Japan (1294)
XDCS93468
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)

5" CD-single from Japan (1497)
XDCS93479
promo
collection Dongeic Shin

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)

5" CD-single from Japan (0391)
SRCS 2403
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)

5" CD-single from Japan (2821)
SRCS 2403
promo
collection Christopher Gnass

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0391, but on the backcover is a sticker saying "sample".

5" CD-single from South-Africa (0766)
CDVIS (WS) 195 / 7243 8 97840 08
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from Taiwan (1540)
VUSCDF 211 / 7243 8 97840 08
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from Thailand (?) (2741)
VUSCDF 211 / 7243 8 97840 08
collection Philip Wei

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (video)

5" CD-single from the UK (2663)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat and Ludacris)

5" CD-single from the UK (2768)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Trevor Slatter

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (feat. Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat and Ludacris)

5" CD-single from the UK (2019)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (David Morales Club Of Love Remix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the UK (2054)
no catalogue number
promo

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (David Morales Club Of Love Mix)
2. Loverboy (David Morales Dub Luv Mix)
3. Loverboy (David Morales Drums Of Love Mix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix)
5. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix Radio Edit)
6. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub)
7. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix Instrumental)

5" CD-single from the UK (2023)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Marcel Trupia

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Of Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (Remix)
7. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub)
8. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix Instrumental)
9. Loverboy (MJ Cole Radio Edit)
10. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

5" CD-single from the USA (1050)
no catalogue number
30 seconds promo

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (:30 Audio Teaser)

5" CD-single from the USA (1498)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Dongeic Shin

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)

5" CD-single from the USA (3349)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (David Morales Radio Club Mix)
2. Loverboy (David Morales Alternate Radio Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (3406)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Andy Hermawan Tjondrodihardjo

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (David Morales Radio Club Mix)
2. Loverboy (David Morales Alternate Radio Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (2113)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Club Of Love Radio Edit)
2. Loverboy (Dreamy Club Of Love Radio Edit)

5" CD-single from the USA (2197)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Stacey Lance

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix Radio Edit)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Main Mix Instrumental)
5. Loverboy (Club of Love Mix)
6. Loverboy (Dub Luv Mix)
7. Loverboy (Drums of Love Mix)

5" CD-single from the USA (0389)
7087 6 16406 2 5 / DPRO-16406
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
3. Loverboy (Hip Hop Call out hook #1)
4. Loverboy (Crossover Call out hook #2)
5. Loverboy (Pop Call out hook #3)

5" CD-single from the USA (0390)
7087 6 16409 2 2 / DPRO-16409
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
3. Loverboy (Pop Call out hook #1)
4. Loverboy (Crossover Call out hook #2)
5. Loverboy (Hip Hop Call out hook #3)

5" CD-single from the USA (0392)
7243 8 38791 2 0 / V25D-38791
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)

5" CD-single from the USA (0393)
7243 8 38793 2 8 / V25H-38793
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
5. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
6. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
7. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
8. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

5" CD-single from the USA (3253)
7243 8 38793 2 8 / V25H-38793
promo
collection S Cyril

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
5. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
6. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
7. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
8. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

This CD-Single is exactly the same as item 0393 but on the front there is a sticker saying "for promotional use only - not for sale".

VINYL SINGLES
12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (0405)
VUSTDJ 211
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (Instrumental Remix)
3. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
4. Loverboy (Instrumental Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (0406)
VUSTDJX 211
promo, double pack
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
4. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)
5. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (0404)
7243 8 97839 64 / VUST 211
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from Europe (0407)
7243 8 97844 66 / VUSTX 211
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)
2. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)

7" vinyl single from Spain (1080)
ARIC 2517
promo with free poster

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Loverboy Remix)

7" vinyl single from the USA (1416)
72438-38808-7-4
promo
collection Luc Baumgartner

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
2. Never too far

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0403)
7087 6 16406 1 8 / SPRO-16406
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix featuring Da Brat and Ludacris)
2. Loverboy (Instrumental Remix)
3. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)
4. Loverboy (Instrumental Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (0408)
7243 8 38791 1 3 / Y-38791
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Remix)
2. Loverboy (Instrumental Remix)
3. Loverboy
4. Loverboy (Instrumental Mix)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (1615)
7243 8 38793 1 1 / Y-38793
promo, double pack
collection Mico Roan

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Radio Edit)
5. Loverboy (Club of Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
7. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

12" vinyl maxi-single from the USA (3397)
SPRO-16193 / 7087 6 16193 1 7
promo, double pack
collection Diana Janssen

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Instrumental)
3. Loverboy (MJ Cole London Dub Mix)
4. Loverboy (MJ Cole Radio Edit)
5. Loverboy (Club of Love Remix)
6. Loverboy (Dub Love Remix)
7. Loverboy (Drums Of Love)

CASSETTE SINGLES
cassette single from Europe (1081)
7243 8 97839 4 0 / VUSC211

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (MJ Cole Remix)
3. Loverboy (Club Of Love Remix)

cassette single from Japan (2931)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Michael Merino

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (feat. Cameo)
2. Loverboy (Remix feat. Da Brat and Ludacris)

cassette single from the USA (0388)
7243-8-38791-4-4 / 4KM-38791
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy
2. Loverboy (Remix)

VIDEO SINGLES
video single from Australia (2839)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Rap Version featuring Da Brat & Ludacris)

video single from Australia (2125)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Matthew Troilo

Tracklisting:
1. Career recap 2001
2. Loverboy (Pop Version)
3. Loverboy (Clean Rap Version)

The video single is titled "Mariah Carey - 3 x Item Compile" and features a Career Recap 2001 and both versions of the Loverboy video. The Career Recap is short recap on Mariah's career. It shows various records that Mariah holds, clips from her videos, a complete discography along with album sales and brief interview footage of Mariah talking of the "Glitter" album. This video was released in Australia for promotional purposes.

video single from Europe (1590)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Kerry Scrimshaw

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (featuring Cameo)

video single from the UK (3338)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Alison Wheeler

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy

video single from the USA (2124)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Matthew Troilo

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Teaser)

This video single features a 30 second clip of the Loverboy video that was used for promotional purposes in America.

video single from the USA (0401)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Eric de Ridder

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Pop Version)
2. Loverboy (Clean Rap Version)

video single from the USA (2840)
no catalogue number
promo
collection Jamie Griffith

Tracklisting:
1. Loverboy (Dirty Rap Version)
2. Loverboy (Clean Rap Version)
3. Loverboy (Pop Version)

SHEET MUSIC
sheet music from the USA (1070)
HL00352360
Sony / ATV Music Publishing
exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation
piano - vocal - guitar
8 pages
coleection Eric de Ridder
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