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Encyclopedia > Lovesong
"Lovesong"
"Lovesong" cover
Single by The Cure
from the album Disintegration
Released August, 1989
Format 7", 12", CD
Genre Rock
Length 4:48
Label Fiction Records
Producer(s) Robert Smith
Dave Allen
Chart positions
  • #18 (UK)
  • #2 (USA)
The Cure singles chronology
"Lullaby"
(1989)
"Lovesong"
(1989)
"Pictures of You"
(1990)

"Lovesong" (sometimes listed as "Love Song") is a modern ballad written by Robert Smith and originally released by The Cure on their Disintegration album. Robert Smith originally wrote this song as a gift to his longtime girlfriend, Mary, shortly before their marriage. Image File history File links Lovesong7. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 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 musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Categories: Wikipedia articles needing factual verification | People stubs ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lullaby is the name of a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. Track listing 7 single Lullaby Babble 12 single Lullaby (Extended Mix) Babble Out Of Mind Categories: | ... Pictures of You is a song by The Cure included in the album Disintegration (1989, written by Robert Smith). ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ...

Contents

Title

The title of this song is widely disputed, as it varies between "Lovesong" and "Love Song" on many official Cure releases. The artwork for the album Disintegration uses both, "Love Song" on the tracklisting and "Lovesong" on the lyrics sheet. When released as a single in 1989 the artwork displayed the title as "Lovesong", and subsequent releases of Paris and Galore both also use "Lovesong" exclusively, whilst 2001's Greatest Hits compilation uses "Lovesong" on the tracklisting and "Love Song" within the liner notes. 2004's Join the Dots also uses "Lovesong" within the booklet presentation. Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure in 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993. ... Galore is a 1997 album by The Cure. ... Greatest Hits is a 2001 album by The Cure. ... Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities is an album of The Cure, released in January 27, 2004 by their new record label Elektra / Asylum. ...


Original release

Upon release as a single, the song first peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Robert Smith originally wrote the song for his wife, Mary, as a wedding present. They are still married. Upon its release, the song became a worldwide success. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Track listing

7" single

  1. "Lovesong"
  2. "2 Late"

12" single

  1. "Lovesong" (Extended Mix)
  2. "2 Late"
  3. "Fear of Ghosts"

CD single

  1. "Lovesong" (Extended Mix)
  2. "2 Late"
  3. "Fear of Ghosts"
  4. "Lovesong"

Personnel

Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Boris Peter Bransby-Williams (born April 24, 1957 in Versailles, France) is an English drummer best known for his work with The Cure (1984-1994). ... Roger ODonnell (born October 29, 1955) is an Anglo-Irish musician best known for his work with bands; The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

311's version

The song was covered by 311 in 2004 for the 50 First Dates soundtrack. 311's version of the song can also be found on their compilation album, Greatest Hits '93-'03. This version adds an underlying island beat and plays during the closing credits of the film. 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 50 First Dates is a 2004 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and directed by Peter Segal. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... 311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American alternative rock band originating from Omaha, Nebraska. ... Greatest Hits 93_03 was the first compilation album by 311, released on June 8, 2004. ...


The track reached #1 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart, 311's first #1 single since "Down" in 1996. Down is a song by the band 311. ...


Former Cure band member Lol Tolhurst appears in the music video. He was a member of the Cure at the time "Lovesong" was recorded, but did not participate in the recording, and he was fired shortly before the single's release. Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on February 3, 1959 in Horley, England) was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ...

Preceded by
"Last Train Home" by Lostprophets
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
May 1, 2004
Succeeded by
"Cold Hard Bitch" by Jet

Last Train Home is the second single from Start Something, the second album by the Welsh rock band lostprophets. ... Lostprophets are a Welsh rock band formed in 1997. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... This is a list of number-one modern rock hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs on U.S. alternative rock radio stations. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cold Hard Bitch is the third single (second in the United States) by the Australian rock band Jet, from their 2003 album Get Born. ... Jet are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia, whose debut album Get Born, released in 2003, has so far sold over 3. ...

Other cover versions

It has also been covered by the bands Anberlin, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Angry Johnny And The Killbillies, The Deluxtone Rockets, Jack Off Jill, Snake River Conspiracy, Ira Losco, Death Cab for Cutie and Voltaire as well as by singer-songwriter Tori Amos. Anberlin is an alternative rock band comprised of Christian members that was formed in 2002. ... A Perfect Circle (often referred to as APC) was an alternative rock band, formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel. ... Tool is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul dAmour, when nobody else would show up. ... The Deluxtone Rockets existed from 1999 until 2001. ... Jack Off Jill was an alternative/Gothic rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formed in 1992 by Jessicka Fodera, Tenni Ah-Cha-Cha, Robin Moulder, and Michelle Inhell. ... Snake River Conspiracy is a rock group currently comprised of Jason Slater (bass guitar, producer), Tobey Torres (vocals), and Mitch ??? (lead guitar). ... // Ira Losco was born 31 July 1981 in Sliema, Malta. ... Death Cab for Cutie is an American band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. ... Voltaire (Born in January 25, 1967, Havana, Cuba[1]), is a musician in the goth scene who takes his stage name from the pen name of the famous French Enlightenment writer François-Marie Arouet. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ...


Sample

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External links

The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show | Trilogy | Festival 2005
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Singles: "Killing an Arab" | "Boys Don't Cry" | "Jumping Someone Else's Train" | "A Forest" | "Primary" | "Charlotte Sometimes" | "A Single" | "Let's Go to Bed" | "The Walk" | "The Lovecats" | "The Caterpillar" | "In Between Days" | "Close to Me" | "Why Can't I Be You?" | "Catch" | "Just Like Heaven" | "Hot Hot Hot!!!" | "Fascination Street" | "Lullaby" | "Lovesong" | "Pictures of You" | "Never Enough" | "Close to Me (Closest Mix)" | "High" | "Friday I'm in Love" | "A Letter to Elise" | "The 13th" | "Mint Car" | "Gone!" | "Strange Attraction" | "Wrong Number" | "Cut Here" | "End of the World" | "Taking Off" & "alt.end"
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