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“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding

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“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding


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    “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding (official video) is a synthpop song.

    Song Title: Love Me Like You Do (official video)
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Album: Fifty Shades of Grey
    Genre: pop, synthpop, theatrical, movie soundtrack, adult pop, adult contemporary
    Composer: Copyright © 2014 Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Ali Payami, Tove Lo
    Lead Vocals: Ellie Goulding
    Director: Georgia Hudson
    Producer: Max Martin, Ali Payami
    Released: 7 January 2015
    Format: digital download
    Label: Polydor
    Number of listens: 13776
    Current rank: 382 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 382 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Love Me Like You Do” is a song recorded by English recording artist Ellie Goulding for the soundtrack to the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). The song was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami, and Tove Lo, and produced by Martin and Payami. It was released on 7 January 2015 as the second single from the soundtrack.

Critical reception

    “Love Me Like You Do” received acclaim from music critics. Samantha Grossman of Time called the song “sultry” and dubbed it a “solid addition to the Fifty Shades soundtrack.” Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone opined that “the results [of the song] are grandiose, considering the film’s sensual subject matter.” Jim Farber of the NY Daily News wrote, “With her little-girl-lost voice, Goulding sounds sweet even when she’s courting danger. The music, likewise, goes for a high gloss take on romance, recalling the heavily echoed beats and dense synthesizers of a Phil Collins ballad from the ’80s.”

    Robbie Daw of Idolator described “Love Me Like You Do” as “a sweeping power ballad that finds Goulding delivering soft, understated vocals over producer Max Martin’s swelling bed of synths.” Direct Lyrics stated, “Everything Ellie Goulding does and records is flawless and ‘Love Me Like You Do’ is no exception. A drum-heavy nostalgic production is the perfect ambiance for Ellie’s ethereal vocals.” Lucas Villa of AXS commended Goulding for “masterfully tread[ing] between delicacy and power in her performance”, calling the song “intimately magnificent”.

    In a less favorable review, Jason Lipshutz from Billboard gave the song two and half stars out of five, complimenting Ellie’s voice as “one of pop’s more distinct voices” and the tune’s “colossal chorus”, while panning its “cliched lyrics.”

Commercial performance

    “Love Me Like You Do” debuted at number forty-five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated 24 January 2015. The following week, the song jumped to number thirty-six, before climbing to number twenty in its third week, becoming Goulding’s third solo top twenty hit on the chart. On the Canadian Hot 100, the single debuted at number thirty-eight for the week ending 24 January 2015, peaking two weeks later at number twenty-three.

    In Oceania, “Love Me Like You Do” debuted at number eight on Australia Singles Chart and number three on New Zealand Singles Chart.

    In Europe, “Love Me Like You Do” peaked at number one in Sweden, and charted within the top ten in Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

Music video

    The music video for “Love Me Like You Do” was directed by Georgia Hudson and premiered on 22 January 2015. The video stars Goulding and her on-screen boyfriend. The video also includes footage from the film, as depiction of the relationship. The video begins with Goulding entering a house then begins singing. It switches to a car and a garage. She climbs the stairs, and she enters a room where a man stands. She walks in the room, whilst various scenes are shown of her and the man dancing. Goulding sings in the garage. She is then seen singing on the floor, lying down.

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