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Love Don't Live Here Anymore Madonna
"Love Don't Live Here Anymore"
Length 4:47 (Like a Virgin version)
5:08 (Something to Remember version)
Writer(s) Madonna
Steve Bray
Producer(s) Madonna
Steve Bray

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"Love Don't Live Here Anymore" is a song off Madonna's second studio album Like a Virgin and off Madonna's third compilation album Something to Remember as the fourth and final single.

Background

Madonna covered "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" for her second studio album, Like a Virgin, in 1984. It was originally given a single release in March 1986 as a 7" vinyl in Japan only and was given a full release in 1996 as it was included on the 1995 ballads hits compilation Something to Remember. The idea to cover the song was actually Michael Ostin's, the head of the A&R department of Warner Bros. Records. In author Warren Zanes book Revolutions in Sound: Warner Bros. Records, the First 50 Years, he recalled: "I had the good fortune of finding material that Madonna really responded to, 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' for instance, which was the old Rose Royce record. I was driving into work one day and heard it on the radio, I called producer Nile Rodgers and Madonna, they were in the studio. I said, 'I have an idea,. You know the old Rose Royce record, 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore'? Why don't you try and record a version of it for Like a Virgin?"

Initially both Rodgers and Madonna were apprehensive of tackling an already well-known ballad, but in the last minute they decided that if Madonna wanted to bring diversity to the album, there could be no better song than "Love Don't Live Here Anymore". According to Rodgers, although Like a Virgin was mainly driven by Madonna, he was instrumental in adding "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" to the track list. The song was a favorite of Madonna, so when in 1995 she released the compilation, she included a remixed and reworked version of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" produced by David Reitzas. The version was released as the second single from the album in North America and the third single in Europe and Australia. The original 1986 release was included in the 1996 Japanese box set CD Single Collection on 3" CD single and includes the tracklisting from the 7" vinyl version.

Composition

The song features Madonna's vocals supported by acoustic guitars and synth strings, with Thompson playing the drum in the second verse. Towards the end, Madonna emotes in the voice of a soul singer.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - Love Don't live here Anymore (Video)04:40

Madonna - Love Don't live here Anymore (Video)

Released Unknown
Length 4:40
Director Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Production Co N/A
Choreographer N/A
Filmed March 4, 1996
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
VEVO views 1+ Million Views

Lyrics

You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore
When you lived inside of me
There was nothin' I could conceive that you wouldn't do for me
Trouble seem so far away
You changed that right away
Baby
You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore
Love don't live here anymore
Just emptiness and memories of what we had before
You went away
Found another place to stay
Another home
You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
(love don't live here anymore)
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore
In the windmill of my eyes
Everyone can see the loneliness inside me
Why'd you have to go away?
(away)
Don't you know I miss you so
I need your love
You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
(love don't live here anymore)
Just a vacancy
Love don't live here anymore
You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Live here anymore
Don't live here anymore
(love don't live here anymore)
Don't live here anymore
No no
Don't, don't live here anymore
You abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
No, don't live here anymore
Love don't live (love don't live here anymore) here anymore
You don't live here anymore


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