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Encyclopedia > Strange Attraction
"Strange Attraction"
Single cover
Single by The Cure
from the album Wild Mood Swings
Released February 18, 1997
Format
Recorded
Genre Rock
Length 4:04
Label Fiction Records
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Robert Smith
Steve Lyon
Certification {{{Certification}}}
Chart positions
#10 USA
The Cure singles chronology
"Gone!"
(1996)
"Strange Attraction"
(1997)
"Five Swing Live"
(1997)


Strange Attraction is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. The song was initially released on the album Wild Mood Swings, and only in USA 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 and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music 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. ... 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. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... 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. ... Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer and driving force behind English post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... 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 is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... Gone! is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... An extended play or EP, is the name given to vinyl records or CDs which are too long to be called singles but too short to qualify as albums. ... The Cure is a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock and post-punk scenes of the 1980s. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Elektra Records was a record label started in 1950 by Jac Holzman and Paul Rickholt, who both invested $300. ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ...


Track Listing

  1. Strange Attraction
  2. A Pink Dream
  3. This Is a Lie (Palmer Remix)

Personnel


 
 

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