Falling (Alison Moyet song)

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Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Essex
B-side Ode to Boy
Released 4 October 1993
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 3:37
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Alison Moyet; Pete Glenister
Producer(s) Ian Broudie
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Whispering Your Name"

"Falling" is vocalist Alison Moyet's only single of 1993 and first single from the album Essex.

The single failed to enter the UK top 40, peaking at #42 for a total of three weeks. Moyet's previous single "Hoodoo" failed to chart in the UK top 100 at all.

A promotional video was created for the single.

Due to the disappointing charting, CBS/Columbia Records insisted that "Whispering Your Name" was re-recorded and re-produced to create a more 'commercial' package for the next single.

The b-side for the single "Ode to Boy" appeared on the same album as well as being released as a single in 1994. The song was written by Moyet and was originally performed by Moyet and Vince Clarke in Yazoo.[1]

The American CD single featured the bonus track "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" which is an acoustic version of Moyet's 1991 single.

For the single, the artwork based on a postage stamp is related to the "Essex" album which also carries the same theme.


7" Single
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
CD Single
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
CD Single (America only)
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
  3. "Falling (Infinite Dub)" - 8:07
  4. "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" - 4:01
CD Single (UK only)
  1. "Falling" - 3:38
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
  3. "Falling (Infinite Dub)" - 8:08
CD Single (UK promo)
  1. "Falling" - 3:37

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 42


  • Mixer on "Falling" - David Leonard
  • Producer on "Falling" - Ian Broudie
  • Writers of "Falling" - Alison Moyet, Pete Glenister
  • Mixer on "Ode to Boy" - Alan Winstanley
  • Producer on "Ode to Boy" - Pete Glenister
  • Writer of "Ode to Boy" - Alison Moyet
  • Remixer, Additional Producer on "Falling (Infinite Dub)" – The Infinite Wheel
  • Producer, Mixer on "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" – Pete Glenister
  • Design – Alison Moyet, Martin Jenkins
  • Photography – The Douglas Brothers


  1. ^ "Yazoo - You And Me Both at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "ChartArchive - Alison Moyet - Falling". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. [dead link]

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