Thrill Me (Simply Red song)

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"Thrill Me"
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Single by Simply Red
from the album Stars
ReleasedSeptember 1991 (album)
21 April 1992 (single)
Genre blue-eyed soul, sophisti-pop
Length4:18
Songwriter(s) Mick Hucknall, Fritz McIntyre
Producer(s) Mick Hucknall
Simply Red singles chronology
"For Your Babies"
(1992)
"Thrill Me"
(1991)
"Your Mirror"
(1992)
Music video
"Thrill Me" on YouTube

"Thrill Me" is a 1991 song by British soul and pop band Simply Red. Written by Mick Hucknall and Fritz McIntyre, it was featured on the album Stars and reached number 33 on the UK chart in May 1992. [1] It also reached number 5 in Zimbabwe, number 30 in Ireland and number 58 in the Netherlands. The song was included on the band's compilation albums, Greatest Hits in 1996, Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits in 2008 and Song Book 1985–2010 in 2013.

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Critical reception

Liverpool Echo stated that Hucknall's voice "can still turn your spine to jelly". [2] Music & Media commented that the singer is "again gently shaking his red dreadlocks in a sensual dance rhythm." [3] Alan Jones from Music Week said that "Thrill Me" is "bound for the upper reaches of the chart. After the Granada documentary on the band on Sunday, it should also ensure that Stars continues to sell like hotcakes for the foreseeable future." [4] Pop Rescue added that it "feels much less structured and slower, and Mick's vocals and lyrics here are weaker." They also noted the saxophone solo of the track. [5] Karla Peterson from The Press-Courier described it as a "atmospheric ballad". [6] Al Walentis from Reading Eagle noted the song as "high-spirited". [7] Johnny Dee from Smash Hits gave it 3 out of 5, describing it as a "seriously jazzy meandering, that snoozes along in a relaxing Sunday lay-in fashion." [8] Another editor, Polly Birkbeck wrote that the song is "quite a stonker with plinky plonky Elton John piano". [9]

Music video

A music video was made to accompany the song. It was directed by Steven Lock [10] and shows the band performing at a concert.

Track listing

7" single, Germany (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."Thrill Me"3:52
2."Thrill Me" (Nellee Hooper Mix)4:08
12" single, UK (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."Thrill Me" (Connoisseur's Mix) 
2."Thrill Me" (Stewart Levine's Club Mix)6:55
3."Thrill Me" (Nellee Hooper Dub Mix) 
CD single, UK (1992)
No.TitleLength
1."Thrill Me"3:54
2."Thrill Me" (Nellee Hooper Mix)4:07
3."Thrill Me" (Live)5:15
4."When You've Got A Good Friend"1:58

Charts

Chart (1992)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [11] 109
Ireland (IRMA) [12] 30
Netherlands (Single Top 100) [13] 58
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) [1] 33
UK Music Week Dance Singles [14] 53
Zimbabwe (ZIMA) [15] 5

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