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Computer Love (Kraftwerk song)

"Computer Love" (German version title: "Computerliebe") is a song by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. It was released in 1981 on the studio album Computer World and as a single in the same year. The song, on a double A-sided single with "The Model", went to #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

The melody of "Computer Love" was later used in Coldplay's song "Talk" (see below under "Cover versions").

Cover versions[edit]Edit

  • The song was covered by Camouflage as a B-side to their 1991 single "Handsome",[1] as well as on their 2007 compilation Archive #01.[2]
  • The song was covered by the Balanescu Quartet on their 1992 album Possessed.
  • The song was covered by Slipstream (Band) on their 1995 album Slipstream.
  • The song was covered by The Album Leaf as a hidden track on their 2001 EP In an Off White Room,
  • The song was covered by Glass Candy on their 2007 album B/E/A/T/B/O/X.
  • The song was covered by Argentine electro-tango band Tanghetto as a bonus track on their 2011 live album VIVO.
  • The melody and chords of the song were used by Coldplay in their 2005 song "Talk" on the album X&Y. Prior to release, Coldplay singer Chris Martin asked the German group for approval.[3]

This song is unrelated to Zapp and Roger's song Computer Love.


Chart (1981) Peak


UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. BillboardHot Dance Club Play 13

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