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"Love Me Again" is a song by Big Time Rush. It was released as the eleventh track on the deluxe edition of the band's third album, 24/seven. It was written by Damon Sharpe, Eric Sanicola, Talay Riley, and CJ Holland.

Background[]

Music video[]

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LOVE ME AGAIN BRAZIL UNCUT FOOTAGE

On April 17, 2013, Carlos PenaVega uploaded a YouTube video that he recorded while the band was touring in Brazil. The music video consists of a single shot and showcases the boys messing around in the lobby of their hotel room, dancing and lip-syncing to "Love Me Again", two hours before their show in São Paulo.[2] The video was captioned with "Boys Let me know if you approve, ill then save it for when the album gets released in June. Good times to come this summer!"[2]

The video's upload initially confused fans, as "Love Me Again" had not yet been released or even announced by BTR, and the video description may have suggested that PenaVega accidentally made the video public when it was intended to be private. Most notably, however, the band's suggestive dance moves and body movements showcased a more "mature" side of the band, which was atypical of Big Time Rush given the clean reputation they upheld under their partnership with Nickelodeon. The same day, an anonymous Tumblr user leaked the unedited, uninterrupted version of the track for download.

Two days later, on April 19, PenaVega tweeted the single word, "oops.", seemingly in reference to the video.[3] Despite this, he did not remove it, and the video is still available on PenaVega's channel.

Album release and changes[]

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Logan Henderson holding the title reveal for "Love Me Again".

On April 29, Big Time Rush announced that "Love Me Again" would be included on the track list for 24/seven. When the album was released in June, fans noticed that the lyrics had been largely re-written, the sexual themes replaced with those of loss and regret over a failed relationship.

When asked about the change on Twitter, writer and producer Damon Sharpe clarified that "the powers that be" required the song to be re-recorded with new lyrics.[4] The official Nickelodeon Twitter account also responded when asked, saying that it was done for the purpose of "keeping it kid-friendly".[5]

Re-recording[]

On June 1, 2022, Big Time Rush posted a social media video of themselves re-recording their vocals for "Love Me Again".[6]

Composition[]

"Love Me Again" was written by Damon Sharpe, Eric Sanicola, Talay Riley, and CJ Holland.[7] Sanicola's demo of the song featured different lyrics than either of the final versions and was titled "Right Here, Right Now."[8] Though uncredited, the guitars were contributed by Jordan Sapp.[9]

An earlier mix of the song did not include the guitars that are present in the final version. Alexa PenaVega posted an online video containing this version of the song on March 22, 2020.[10]

The instrumental was also used in the song "Love This Town" by Dizzee Rascal, also co-written and produced by Sanicola.[11]

Credits and personnel[]

Credits transcribed from the liner notes of 24/seven.[1]

  • Written by Damon Sharpe, Eric Sanicola, Talay Riley, CJ Holland
  • Published by EMI April Music, Inc. o/b/o itself and Damon Sharpe Music (ASCAP) / Team 2101 Songs, admin. by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) / Downtown DMP Songs o/b/o Global Talent Publishing (BMI) / CJ Holland Publishing Ensigned
  • Produced by Eric Sanicola & Damon Sharpe
  • Recorded by Damon Sharpe at The Mix Room (Burbank, CA)
  • Mixed by Miles Walker at Parhelion Recording Studios (Atlanta, GA)
  • Assisted by Tim Frisen

Lyrics[]

(Make you love me again)
(Make you love me again)

Many girls in the world
But tonight I'm alone, I'm alone 'cause you can't come close
One girl that I'm looking for
There, there she goes

I lost you once so I'm asking now
Give me a chance this time around

We were so young, just having fun
Messed it up, had a love that was beautiful
When we dance heaven opens up
So I just thought that I would let you know

Baby no, I never should've let you go
So my heart is coming back for more
I wanna hold you like I did before
So baby take my hand, take my hand
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again

Tell me one more time when I make you mine
You're mine, what you wanna do
Baby girl, it's up to you, up, up to you
I'll do what I have to to get you back
Until you love, love me again, ooh girl

We were so young, just having fun
Messed it up, had a love that was beautiful
When we dance heaven opens up
So I just thought that I would let you know

Baby no, I never should've let you go
So my heart is coming back for more
I wanna hold you like I did before
So baby take my hand, take my hand
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again

I wanna make you
Im'ma make you love me again

Baby no, I never should've let you go
So my heart is coming back for more
I wanna hold you like I did before
So baby take my hand, take my hand
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
Im'ma make you love me again

(Make you love me again)
(Make you love me again)

Fifty girls at the door
And they all wanna roll, wanna roll
But I gotta say no
One girl that I'm looking for
There, there she go

I knew you'd be back for another round
Give me a chance to lay it down

The night is young, we having fun
Show me love, hit me up, you're so beautiful
When we dance, heaven opens up
Girl, I just thought that I should let you know

Baby, when the night is done, I'll let you go
But I promise you'll be back for more
I wanna touch you like I did before
So baby, take my hand, take my hand
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
I'mma make you love me again

Tell me what you like
On the floor, on the floor all night
What you wanna do?
Baby girl, it's up to you
Up, up to you

I knew you'd be back for another round
The way that you move just knocks me down
Oh, girl

The night is young, we having fun
Show me love, hit me up, you're so beautiful
When we dance, heaven opens up
Girl, I just thought that I should let you know

Baby, when the night is done, I'll let you go
But I promise you'll be back for more
I wanna touch you like I did before
So baby, take my hand, take my hand
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
I'mma make you love me again

I'mma make you love me again

Baby, when the night is done, I'll let you go
But I promise you'll be back for more
I wanna touch you like I did before
So baby, take my hand, take my hand
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
I'mma make you love me again
(Make you love me again)
I'mma make you love me again

Eh, eh, love me again
Eh, eh, love me again
Eh, eh, love me again
(Make you love me again, love me again)
Love me again

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 24/seven (Media notes). Nickelodeon Records, Columbia Records. 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LOVE ME AGAIN / BRAZIL / UNCUT FOOTAGE" (April 17, 2013). YouTube.com. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  3. PenaVega, Carlos [@TheCarlosPena] (April 19, 2013). "oops." (Tweet). Retrieved 18 March 2022 – via Twitter.
  4. Sharpe, Damon [@DamonSharpe] (June 6, 2013). "@MaslowOnMyMind @jamesmaslow @HeffronDrive @1LoganHenderson @TheCarlosPena sorry guys the powers that be made us change them :( " (Tweet). Retrieved 18 March 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. Nickelodeon [@Nickelodeon] (June 6, 2013). "@mabyleite keeping it kid-friendly :)" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2022 – via Twitter.
  6. Big Time Rush [@bigtimerush] on Instagram. "RE-RECORDING LOVE ME AGAIN 😇😎". Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  7. 24/Seven – Deluxe Edition (Media notes). Columbia Records. 2013.
  8. "Right Here Right Now - Eric Sanicola". SoundCloud. July 3, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  9. Sanicola, Eric (June 11, 2013). "And congrats to Jordan Sapp who blessed us with his INSANE guitar skills on Love Me Again!!!;)". Facebook.com. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  10. Oil Inspired [@oilinspired] on Instagram (March 22, 2020). Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  11. "Dizzee Rascal - Love This Town ft. Teddy Sky (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 1 December 2022.

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