Trust Me (Pandora song)

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"Trust Me"
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Single by Pandora
from the album One of a Kind
B-side "Remix"
ReleasedOctober 1993
RecordedJune 1993
Studio Stocksund, Stockholm, Sweden
Genre
Length3:26
Label Virgin Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Tervald Andersson
  • Martin Akelius
  • Peter Johansson
Producer(s)
  • Dr. Maxx Family
Pandora singles chronology
"Trust Me"
(1993)
"Come On And Do It"
(1993)
Music video
"Trust Me" on YouTube

"Trust Me" is a song by Swedish singer Pandora (a.k.a. Anneli Magnusson), released in October 1993 as the first single from her debut album, One of a Kind (1993). It is written and produced by Sir Martin & The Dr. Maxx Family, and features an uncredited rap by rapper K-Slim. On the Swedish singles chart, it peaked at number three and was certified gold, as the most sold single of the year in Sweden. [1]

Contents

In September 2006, a remix of the song was released by United DJ's vs. Pandora, peaking at number two in Sweden.

Background and release

Singer Anneli Magnusson from Västerås, Sweden studied to make it to the university. She was asked to record some demos she’d been singing in a small studio in her hometown. These demos ended up at EMI Sweden’s office. In the autumn of 1993 she signed a contract with the record company and released "Trust Me" under the nama Pandora. She was 23-years old. [1]

Critical reception

Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet stated that the song "is certainly an irresistible hit". [2] Billboard magazine described it as a "upbeat and direct" track. [3] A reviewer from Music & Media commented that "out of the Swedish box of Pandora rolls a pop/dance song as direct and catchy as Sabrina's Boys (Summertime Love). Oh Boy, a hit!" [4]

Chart performance

"Trust Me" was very successful on the charts in several countries in Europe. It peaked at number three in the singer's native Sweden, earning a gold record for becoming the most sold single of the year there. In Finland, it reached its highest chart position, as number two. In Norway, it made it to number eight, while in Denmark, it peaked at number ten. On the European Hot 100 Singles, "Trust Me" peaked at number 28. Outside Europe, it was a huge hit in Israel, [5] reaching number five. It also charted in Australia, peaking at number 82.

Music video

A music video was produced to promote the single. It was later published on Pandora's official YouTube channel in May 2012. The video has amassed more than 499,000 views as of September 2021. [6]

Track listing

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Trust Me" (Radio Edit)3:26
2."Trust Me" (Club Extended)5:34
CD maxi / 12"
No.TitleLength
1."Trust Me" (Radio Edit)3:26
2."Trust Me" (Club Extended)5:34
3."Trust Me" (Club Extended Deep)8:01

Charts

Chart performance for "Trust Me"
Chart (1993–1994)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA) [7] [8] 82
Denmark (Tracklisten) [9] 10
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100 Singles) [10] 28
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) [11] 2
Norway (VG-lista) [12] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [13] 3

Certifications

Certifications for "Trust Me"
RegionCertification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF) [14] Gold25,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

United DJ's vs. Pandora remix

"Trust Me"
Single by United DJs vs Pandora
from the album Celebration
ReleasedSeptember 2006
Genre
Length3:47
Label Capitol Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Martin Ankelius
  • Peter Johansson
Producer(s) Vasco & Millboy
United DJs vs Pandora singles chronology
"I'm Confused"
(2004)
"Trust Me"
(2006)
"Don't You Know"
(2007)

In 2006, "Trust Me" was remixed and re-released by United DJs vs. Pandora. The song was released in September 2006 as the lead single from United DJs vs. Pandora's album, Celebration (2007).

The song peaked at number two on the Swedish Singles Chart, spending 32 weeks in the top 50.

Track listing

CD single, Sweden (2006)
No.TitleLength
1."Trust Me" (Radio Edit)3:47
2."Trust Me" (Extended)6:09

Charts

Chart (2006/07)Peak
position
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [15] 2

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