Here She Comes

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For the Beach Boys' "Here She Comes" song see Carl and the Passions – "So Tough".

"Here She Comes"
Single by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Metropolis (Music from the Motion Picture)
B-side "Time"
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:47
Label CBS Records
Writer(s) Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellote
Producer(s) Giorgio Moroder
Bonnie Tyler singles chronology
"Holding Out for a Hero"
(1984)
"Here She Comes"
(1985)
"Loving You's a Dirty Job but Somebody's Gotta Do It"
(1985)

"Here She Comes" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for the soundtrack to the 1984 restoration verstion of the 1927 German film Metropolis. It was released in 1984 by CBS Records, written by Giorgio Moroder and Peter Bellote, and produced by Moroder. Tyler re-recorded the song on her 2004 album Simply Believe.

The song charted highest in Austria, peaking at number 13. At the 27th Grammy Awards, "Here She Comes" was nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, marking Tyler's third and final Grammy nomination of her career, following her two nominations in the previous year.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Jim Davidson of The Pittsburgh Press opined that the sequence in Metropolis that features "Here She Comes" is "the only right-on-the-money correlation of music and image," giving the rest of the film a negative review.[2]

Music video[edit]

Tyler recorded a music video for "Here She Comes", which was released in 1985.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

The video is set in London. Tyler, dressed in a black leather dress, walks down a cobbled road lined with statues of soldiers. She occasionally looks up to see a duplicate of herself, dressed in a white dress, standing at the top of a fire escape, shrouded in shadow. The statues come to life and follow Tyler down the road. Behind them follows a black car, driven by the duplicate of Tyler. She runs away from them as she notices the statues following her, and locks herself inside a garage. The car then breaks through the doors of the garage and attempts to run Tyler over. She escapes through another door and finds herself on a street, looking up to see a spaceship in the sky. The spaceship descends, and a car appears, which Tyler enters and drives away. The duplicate chases after Tyler in her own car. Tyler drives into another building, and as the spaceship flies above the building, the duplicate drives inside as the entrance explodes. The spaceship then flies away as the animated statues look on.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 98
France (SNEP)[5] 32
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 43
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 76

Awards[edit]

26 February 1985

27th Grammy Awards Category
Nomination Best Rock Female Vocalist

Appears On


1984 Metropolis [Original Soundtrack]

1985 Metropolis [Video]

1986 Bonnie Tyler [VHS/Video Compilation]

1986 Alvin and the Chipmunks episode "Experimment in Error", as performed by The Chipettes

1991 Greatest Hits

1992 Collection

1995 Straight from the Heart: The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler

1996 The Very Best of Bonnie Tyler

1999 Super Hits

1999 The Best of the Best

2000 Total Eclipse of the Heart

2003 Holding out for a Hero

2004 Simply Believe [2004 version]

2005 Total Eclipse of the Heart

2006 Collections

2006 Live

2006 Bonnie On Tour [DVD]

2007 The Complete Bonnie Tyler [Live DVD]

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