Halo (Texas song)

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"Halo"
Single by Texas
from the album White on Blonde
B-side "Asking for Favours"
"Coming Down"
Released 6 April 1997
Format CD Single, digital download
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 4:10
Label Mercury Records
MERCD 482 / MERDD 482
Writer(s) McElhone / Spiteri
Producer(s) Mike Hedges, Texas
Texas singles chronology
"Say What You Want"
(1997)
"Halo"
(1997)
"Black Eyed Boy"
(1997)
Alternative covers
UK Limited Edition Cover

Halo is a song recorded by Scottish alternative rock band Texas released on 6 April 1997 and the second single to be released from their UK #1 fourth album White on Blonde.[1] It debuted and peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Charts.

Release and promotion[edit]

"Halo" was released as the second single from the White on Blonde album on 6 April 1997, it was one of the most successful singles from the album, making #10 on the UK Singles Charts, although the singles "Say What You Want" and "Black Eyed Boy" were more successful than "Halo", making the UK Top 5. "Halo" was released to fairly positive reviews from music critics. Despite in the United Kingdom, in other European countries, "Halo" received fairly good reviews along with the White on Blonde album.

Track listing[edit]

CD1 (MERCD 482) [2][edit]

  1. "Halo" - 4:10
  2. "Asking for Favours" - 3:49
  3. "Coming Down" - 3:50
  4. "Halo" (Orchestral Version) - 4:25

CD2 (MERDD 482) [3][edit]

  1. "Halo" - 4:10
  2. "Halo" (Rae & Christian Mix) - 6:20
  3. "Halo" (Rae & Christian Dub) - 5:39
  4. "Halo" (808 Mix) - 5:25
  5. "Halo" (808 Dub) - 5:52

Music video[4][edit]

The music video for Halo was filmed in Hong Kong[5] in 1997 and begins with a Chinese man running through a street. It features Spiteri wearing a red dress while singing the song in front of a brick wall. A Chinese woman wearing the same dress is also featured - as her 'Halo'. The video was inspired by the Wong Kar-wai film Chungking Express.

Personnel[edit]

  • Artwork By [Design] - Lee Swillingham, Stuart Spalding
  • Photography - Ellen Von Unwerth
  • Producer - Texas
  • Written-By - McElhone, Spiteri

Charts[edit]

"Halo" debuted at #10 in the United Kingdom on 19 April 1997. In the song's second week it fell to #17 and in its third week fell to #21. In its fourth week the song fell to #36 and in its fifth week fell out the UK Top 40 at #51. In total, the song spent 8 weeks on the UK Singles Charts.[6]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 10

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