First Band on the Moon is the third studio album by The Cardigans. It features the international single "Lovefool". It was first released on August 12, 1996 and later internationally on September 9, 1996.
The album was a major breakthrough for the band, both in their native Sweden and internationally. It is their best-selling album in the United States, having sold around 664,000 copies there as of September 2010.
"Lovefool" (first release 14 September 1996, #21 UK)
"Been It" (30 November 1996, #56 UK)
"Lovefool" (re-release 24 February 1997, #2 UK)
"Your New Cuckoo" (31 August 1997, #35 UK)
Release dates refer to UK single releases. In Europe and Japan, "Your New Cuckoo" was released much earlier than in the UK, where the release was delayed due to the continued success of "Lovefool" and also to commission new remixes for the single release.
"Been It" and "Your New Cuckoo" were both slightly shortened for single release; the former also had the word "whore" obscured by a guitar lick to make it more palatable for radio play.