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Encyclopedia > Charlotte Sometimes (song)
This article is about the song. For other uses, see Charlotte Sometimes.
"Charlotte Sometimes"
Single cover
Single by The Cure
Released October 13, 1981
Format 7", 12"
Genre Rock
Length 4:13
Label Fiction Records
Producer(s) Mike Hedges
The Cure
Chart positions

#44 (UK) Charlotte Sometimes is a childrens novel by Penelope Farmer, published in 1969. ... Image File history File links Charlottesometimes_spaincov. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was started in 1978 by Chris Parry. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...

The Cure singles chronology
"Primary"
(1981)
"Charlotte Sometimes"
(1981)
"A Single"
(1982)

Charlotte Sometimes is the name of a 1981 single by The Cure, which was based on the book Charlotte Sometimes. Lyrics include: "Sometimes I'm dreaming" and "She was crying and crying for a girl who died so many years before", and "Sometimes I'm dreaming where all the other people dance". It has dream-like rhythmic and melodic structures. Originally a non-album single released in between Faith and Pornography, the song later appears on the 2005 reissue of Faith. The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Primary is a song by The Cure, released in 1981. ... A Single was the first limited edition release by The Cure. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British gothic rock/alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ...


The B-Side of "Charlotte Sometimes" is "Splintered in Her Head", which is also based on the novel. The Cure released a third song based on the novel, called "The Empty World" on The Top. Both feature the famous phrase "Stiff as toys and tall as men". The Top is an album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ...


7" Single

  1. Charlotte Sometimes
  2. Splintered in Her Head

12" single

  1. Charlotte Sometimes
  2. Splintered in Her Head
  3. Faith (live)

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