Call Me (Anna Vissi song)

Call Me (Anna Vissi song)

Infobox Single
Name = Call Me


Artist = Anna Vissi
from Album = Nylon
B-side =
Released = October 2004 "(Promo)",
April 2005 "(digital download)",
June 2005 "(CD single)"
Format = Radio Single, Digital Download, CD Single
Recorded = Bi Kay Studios
Genre = Pop, Dance
Length = 04:22 (Original Version)
Label = Vanilla/Moda Records and Sony BMG.
Writer = Nikos Karvelas
Producer = Nikos Karvelas
Certification = Gold (Greece)
Last single = "Remixes 2004"
(2004)
This single = "Call Me"
(2005)
Next single = "Everything"
(2006)
Misc = Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = Call Me
Audio file = avcallmesample.ogg
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Background = khaki


Lower caption = Remixes cover

"Call Me" is a song sung by Anna Vissi, and composed by Nikos Karvelas. It was originally released in October 2004 as a promo track for radio stations in the U.S., and DJ's by Vanilla/Moda Records. It was later released in April 2005 during its Billboard success as a digital download. And later was released in Anna Vissi's home country Greece as a CD Single by Sony BMG.

Beginning

"Call Me" was originally a Greek song sung by Anna Vissi called "Eisai" (You Are). "Eisai" was sung at the 2004 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, where Anna Vissi got the whole stadium (and viewers) to dance with her. After that performance, many people in the music industry, told her that the song would sound good in English. So Nikos Karvelas wrote English lyrics to it. After many people heard the English version, they advised Anna Vissi to push forth with it. She then went to Sony BMG with it (her long time record company in Greece). Sony was not interested in an English song from Vissi at the time, although she had released an English album from them in 2001 titled "Everything I Am". After her failed attempt, Vissi pushed further, and even performed it at a concert in Cyprus in September 2004, where her fans went crazy for it. In the meantime, Nicky Kalliongis heard about the song, and invited Vissi to New York City. Kalliongis loved the song, and proposed Vissi to sign with Moda Records. She said "yes", but on one condition: the song would be released by Vanilla/Moda Records, Vanilla being the name of her dog. Moda agreed, and Kalliongis went to work.

Rise of “Call Me”

They then sent the song to radio stations, and DJ's. KTU was the first to pick it up, and it became an instant hit. It slowly gained airplay all over the nations dance radio stations. Vissi then performed it at Miami's "White Party", and the crowd loved it. Many DJ's picked up on it, and made remixes. It was also included on many DJ's playlists. In April 2005, Vanilla/Moda Records released "Call Me" as a digital download at www.AllMusicSource.com, it included the original mix, and many DJ mixes. It also became available for download on the popular iTunes music store. Some of the DJ's who remixed the song included Valentine, Chris Cox, Friscia & Lamboy, Georgia, Lee Cabrera, Mike Cruz, Riddler, and more. At the same time it skyrocketed to number 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. At that time Vissi then went on a mini-tour around USA and Canada clubs, promoting her song.

“Call Me” & Sony BMG

After the success on the Billboard charts, Sony BMG Greece saw its success. It was reported all over Greece that Vissi made it to number 1 on the "Billboard" Dance Charts. So then Sony BMG Greece asked Vissi if they could release it as a CD Single in Greece and Cyprus. She said yes, and it was released in end of June 2005. The CD single included, "Call Me (Original Version)", "Call Me (Lee Cabrera Mix)", "Call Me (Chris Cox Mix)", and a new English song called "Lie (Radio Mix)". "Call Me" and "Lie" instantly picked up radio play in Greece and Cyprus and the CD single skyrocketed to number one on the Greek IFPI Singles Charts, and the Cyprus Single Charts. It has since been included on many Dance complications world wide. Because of the success of it, Vissi is planning a new English album, sometime in 2006, with "Call Me" included on it. The success of the English song, also pushed ERT to choose Vissi to represent Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.

Track listing

#Call Me (Original Version)
#Call Me (Chris Cox Mix)
#Call Me (Lee Cabrera Mix)
#Lie (Radio Mix)

“Call Me” Remixes

Below all the Official remixes of "Call Me".

#The Chris Cox Club Anthem
#Chris Cox Radio
#Massive Cox Dub
#Lee Cabrera
#Lee Cabrera Dub (included on 12"inch only)
#Mike Cruz Tribal
#Mike Cruz Mixshow
#Valentin Mixshow
#Valentin Radio
#Friscia & Lamboy Extended
#Friscia & Lamboy Radio
#Friscia & Lamboy Mixshow
#Riddler Radio
#Riddler Mixshow
#Georgie Filtered Anthem

Chart performance

References


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