“You Must Love Me” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Madonna. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, for the 1996 film adaptation of the musical, Evita, based on the life of Argentinian leader Eva Perón. The song was released on October 27, 1996, by Warner Bros. as the lead single from the film’s soundtrack. After years of not working together due to their individual projects, Lloyd Webber and Rice collaborated on creating a new track for the film, with the hopes of obtaining an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. According to Lloyd Webber, the song’s purpose was to showcase Perón’s emotional state at the time as well as her relationship with her husband Juan Perón.
Madonna, who starred in the title role of the film, had tried to change the lyrics of the track to create a sympathetic portrayal of Perón, but was unsuccessful. She also undertook vocal lessons to record the songs for the film. “You Must Love Me” features instrumentation from cello and piano which accompanies Madonna’s vocals. The song garnered positive response from music critics, many of them highlighting Madonna’s enhanced singing ability. It went on to win the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1997.
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- 1 You Must Love Me (3:05)