49ers are an Italian Italo House and Eurodance act featuring producer and DJ Gianfranco Bortolotti and vocalist Dawn Mitchell who was later replaced by Anne Marie Smith. They had a number of hits on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, including “Touch Me” and “Don’t You Love Me”, both of which hit number one in 1990. 49ers exemplified two characteristics of Italo House: the taking of lyrical hooks from other compositions and the off-kilter approach to English grammar and narrative. The couplets that often form the choruses of Italo House records usually make sense in a roughly impressionistic manner (if at all).