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The song saw considerable success in the United States, where it was a number two hit reaching that position during the week of October 21,behind Janet Jackson 's " Miss You Much " and the band's only top ten entry on the Billboard Hot ; in the United Kingdom, the single charted at number The song has been covered by several artists, with notable cover versions by American rock bandrecorded for the soundtrack for the film 50 First Dates and also released as a single.
This song was also performed by Adele on her album The song is performed in A minor and is built around a distinctive bass riff. Speaking of its simplicity and unusually upbeat nature compared to the other tracks on DisintegrationSmith stated, "It's an open show of emotion. It's not trying to be clever. It's taken me ten years to reach the point where I feel comfortable singing a very straightforward love song". The single version of the song is almost exactly the same as the album version, but the mix is slightly different, with extra reverb and harmonies added to Smith's vocals.
In addition, in the instrumental section between the first two verses, the guitar does not Lovesong - Various - Our Voices - A Tribute To The Cure the keyboards as it does on the album. Upon release as a single, the song received worldwide success, and first peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hotmaking it the group's most successful single in the US to Ding-A-Dong - Various - Kuuma Kesä Kanssain Jaa.
- Kootut Teokset 12. An instrumental demo version recorded by the band was featured on the second disk of the re-release of Disintegration.
Similar to the title variations of The Cure song " In Between Days ", there doesn't seem to be a universally agreed-upon spacing method of the title of Lovesong, as it varies between "Lovesong" and "Love Song" on many official Cure releases. The original artwork for the album Disintegration uses "Love Song" on the track listing and "Lovesong" on the lyrics sheet: the revised art for the remaster of the album consistently uses "Lovesong". When released Escondete (Hideaway) - Various - El Mundo Blue De Eric Clapton a single inthe cover artwork displayed the title as "Lovesong"while the printing on the disc itself read "Love Song" all three times.
Subsequent releases of Paris and Galore both use "Lovesong" exclusively, while 's Greatest Hits compilation uses "Lovesong" on the track listing and "Love Song" within the liner notes. Love Song was released as a single by the band and is featured on the soundtrack of the film 50 First Dates. It is also featured on 's greatest hits album, Greatest Hits '93—' While The Cure's original version hit number 2 on the Alternative Songs chart, 's cover was more successful on the chart, hitting number 1 on the chart.
However, The Cure's original version was still more successful on the pop charts, peaking number 2 on the Hot chart, while 's cover peaked at number 59 on the chart.
While The Cure's original version uses gothic rock elements, 's cover is a love song with many reggae rock roots similar to their hit " Amber ". Voltaire released an acoustic cover on his album Then and Again. It was also covered by Maltese singer Ira Loscofound on her unplugged album Unmasked. Japanese singer Immi included a cover of the song on her debut album Switch.
British singer Adele included a bossa nova cover of the song on her second album, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Smith Dave Allen. Sample of "Lovesong" by The Lovesong - Various - Our Voices - A Tribute To The Cure . Australia's Music Charts — Ultratop Retrieved 13 March Library and Archives Canada.
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