“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” by Bryan Adams
“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” is another one of Bryan Adams’ classic love songs. In it he is basically instructing the male addressee how to properly love a woman. And it can be said his advice breaks down to three main statutes. One is that a man should assure his lady that he wants to be with her forever, as she “needs” to hear such things. Second is that he should really get to know her internally, being able to ‘hear her every thought’. And overall, a man should show his significant other the adequate affection to make her feel secure in their relationship. So the implication is that for those who have not ever treated a woman so, then they may also not have ever truly loved a woman.
Facts about “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”
“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” was written by Bryan Adams alongside two artists he had successfully worked with prior. They are Robert John Lange and Michael Kamen. In fact this is the same songwriting team that put together two other big hits Bryan sang for movies, those being “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” (1991) and “All for Love” (1993). Bryan and Lange also produced the track.
They created it for a film called “Don Juan DeMarco” (1995). In the movie itself it is not only performed by Adams but two additional times, once by Latin American music legend Selena (1971-1995).
“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” proved to be a mega hit. For instance, it topped Billboard’s iconic Hot 100, Canada Top Singles and music charts in a handful of other nations. And overall it charted in over 20 nations.
Moreover it earned its creators a nomination for the highly-coveted Academy Award for Best Original Song.
And in keeping true with the theme of the Don Juan movie, the music video to this classic love song was filmed in Europe, Spain to be exact. And the featured artist on the track, Paco de Lucía, specializes in a brand of Spanish music known as flamenco.
“Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?” was officially released by A&M Records on 4 April 1995, again as part of the Don Juan DeMarco soundtrack. But about a year later Bryan Adams also featured it on his own album entitled “18 til I Die”.