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Love Me like You Do
Song

Love Me like You Do

Ellie Goulding
Album:
Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack

Song Meaning and Background of Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding


English chanteuse Ellie Goulding's contribution to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. Her sultry power ballad starts with the briefest of moments of innocent romantic longing before quickly turning to brooding, addictive, pain-laced sensuality — mirroring the story arc of literature student Ana Steele and wealthy entrepreneur Christian Grey in author E L James' controversial best-selling novel about bondage-based attraction.


Featuring massive synths and crushing drums, the track's symphonic sound is the perfect backdrop to the narrator's story of being entranced by her dangerous squeeze. As the lyrics explain, she doesn't care that there may be danger or abuse involved because she's addicted to his touch.


The chorus' symphonic sound carries the energy of the song to new heights and sets the stage for Goulding's powerful vocals. The melody and instrumentation of this section is creatively sung to add an infectious quality to it that keeps the listener engaged and on their feet. The repetition of the chord progression and vocal melody in this section is well-executed, too, giving it the ability to firmly get ingrained within the listener's head without becoming monotonous.


As the most streamed song in a single week in the UK at the time, "Love Me like You Do" topped the UK Singles Chart and kept that place for four weeks. "Love Me like You Do" became Goulding's most popular single outside of the United Kingdom and her first number-one single in a number of other nations, including Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. It peaked within the top 30 in over 30 official charts worldwide.


Lyrics of Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding


You're the light, you're the night

You're the colour of my blood

You're the cure, you're the pain

You're the only thing I wanna touch

Never knew that it could mean so much, so much

 

You're the fear, I don't care

'Cause I've never been so high

Follow me to the dark

Let me take you past our satellites

You can see the world you brought to life, to life

 

So love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do

Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do

What are you waiting for?

 

Fading in, fading out

On the edge of paradise

Every inch of your skin is a holy grail I've got to find

Only you can set my heart on fire, on fire

Yeah, I'll let you set the pace

'Cause I'm not thinking straight

My head's spinning around I can't see clear no more

What are you waiting for?

 

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (like you do)

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do

Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do

What are you waiting for?

 

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (like you do)

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (yeah)

Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do

What are you waiting for?

 

I'll let you set the pace

'Cause I'm not thinking straight

My head's spinning around I can't see clear no more

What are you waiting for?

 

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (like you do)

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (yeah)

Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do

What are you waiting for?

 

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (like you do)

Love me like you do, la-la-love me like you do (oh)

Touch me like you do, ta-ta-touch me like you do

What are you waiting for?

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami, Tove Nilsson

Producer/s

Max Martin, Ali Payami

Label/s

Cherrytree, Interscope, Republic

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