(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways

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"(Love Moves) in Mysterious Ways"
Single by Julia Fordham
from the album Swept
Released February 1992
Format CD, cassette
Recorded 1991
Genre Soft rock
Length 4:34
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford
Julia Fordham singles chronology
"I Thought It Was You"
"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"
"Different Time Different Place"

"(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways" is a single by British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham. It was released in 1992 from her 1991 album Swept. The song charted at number 19 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming her highest charting single in the country. The song was appeared on a 1991 romantic comedy film The Butcher's Wife. The song became a popular pop-standard in the Philippines reintroduced by Filipino singer Nina in 2005.[1]


The song was first offered to Linda Ronstadt but she turned it down so it was introduced to Fordham.[1]


In 2014, Fordham performed it live for her two Valentine concerts entitled "'Love Moves..." in the Philippines.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[3]
  1. "Happy Ever After"
  2. "Manhattan Skyline"
  3. "One of the Boys"

Chart perfromance[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 19

Nina version[edit]

"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"
Digital download cover
Single by Nina
from the album Nina Live!
Released February 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded January 30, 2005
Genre Pop, acoustic
Length 4:27
Label Rhino, Warner
Writer(s) Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford
Producer(s) Neil Gregorio
Nina singles chronology
"The Christmas Song"
"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"
"Through the Fire"
Music sample

"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways" is the first commercial single from Filipino singer Nina's successful third album Nina Live!.[5][6] It was released in February 2005 by Warner Music, along with the live album. The song was part of the Nina Live! recording session on January 30, 2005 at the PHI Resto and Bar, Metrowalk (Pasig City, Philippines).[7] The song is considered to be one of the main reasons why Nina Live! became a huge success, certifying Diamond by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry—which makes Nina the first and only female diamond awardee in the Philippine music industry.[8]

Internationally, the song was released as a digital download through Rhino Records.[9]

Music video[edit]

Nina performing the song live on the Nina Live! recording sessions.

The music video for "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways" was recorded during the Nina Live! recording sessions, which was directed by Marla Ancheta. No studio version was used for release. The video features Nina performing live with The Essence band. Fans and audience surround her, while she sings the song to them.

The video premiered on myx in February 2005.

Formats and track listing[edit]

Worldwide digital download[9]
  1. "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"

Release history[edit]

Date released Country Format
February 2005 Philippines Radio airplay
2005 Worldwide Digital download

Other covers[edit]