Followed the Waves

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"Followed the Waves"
Single by Auf der Maur
from the album Auf der Maur
B-side "Good News"
Released February 16, 2004
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:48
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Melissa Auf der Maur
Producer(s) Chris Goss, Melissa Auf der Maur
Auf der Maur singles chronology
"Followed the Waves"
(2004)
"Real a Lie"
(2004)

"Followed the Waves" is the first single from Auf der Maur's self-titled solo debut. The song peaked in the Top 40 on the chart for Modern Rock Tracks in the United States and also reached the Top 40 in the United Kingdom, only charting two positions lower than the follow-up single, "Real a Lie".

Background and production[edit]

"Followed the Waves" was one of the many songs written by Melissa Auf der Maur over a 12-year period from 1992 to 2004. The song was featured as the second track on Auf der Maur, following "Lightning is My Girl."

Track listing and formats[edit]

  • UK CD single[1]
  1. "Followed the Waves" – 4:48 (Melissa Auf der Maur)
  2. "Good News" – 4:21 (Auf der Maur)
  • US CD single[2]
  1. "Followed the Waves" – 4:48
  2. "Good News" – 4:21
  3. "My Foggy Notion" (demo version) – 4:13 (Auf der Maur)

** Limited Maxi single editions include an enhanced video of the music video for "Followed the Waves."

  • Limited UK 7" vinyl single[3]
  1. "Followed the Waves" – 4:48
  2. "Good News" – 4:21
  • European promo CD[4]
  1. "Followed the Waves" (radio edit) – 3:24
  2. "Followed the Waves" (album version) – 4:48

Music video[edit]

A promotional music for the single was recorded in 2004. The video features Auf der Maur performing "Followed the Waves" and includes many images of a ship sailing through a storm, a theme that would later reoccur on "Follow the Map", a song from her second studio album, Out of Our Minds. Throughout the video, Auf der Maur and her band also perform on an orange backdrop, similar to the album's cover art.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Modern Rock Tracks[5] 32
United Kingdom[6] 35
US Billboard Hot Single Sales[7] 54

Musicians and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com, Auf der Maur* – Followed the Waves (CD, Single) at Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Auf-der-Maur-Followed-The-Waves/release/1240163 Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Discogs.com, Auf der Maur* – Followed the Waves (CD, Single, Copy Pro.) at Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Auf-Der-Maur-Followed-The-Waves/release/1429276 Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Auf der Maur* – Followed the Waves (7", Single, Ltd, Blu) at Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Auf-der-Maur-Followed-The-Waves/release/565462 Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Discogs.com, Auf der Maur* – Followed the Waves (CD, Single, Promo) at Discogs http://www.discogs.com/Auf-der-Maur-Followed-The-Waves/release/929650 Retrieved on June 20, 2010.
  5. ^ "Followed the Waves - Melissa Auf der Maur". Billboard. 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  6. ^ "AUF DER MAUR - The Official Charts Company". 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  7. ^ "Followed the Waves - Melissa Auf der Maur". Billboard. 2004. Retrieved 2010-06-20.