Little Bird (Annie Lennox song)

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"Little Bird"
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Diva
A-side "Love Song for a Vampire"
Released 1993
Format CD single
Length 4:48 (Album Version)
4:32 (Edit)
Label BMG
Columbia Records
Arista Records (US)
Writer(s) Annie Lennox
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Cold"
(1992)
"Little Bird" / "Love Song for a Vampire"
(1993)
"No More I Love You's"
(1995)
Music video
"Little Bird on YouTube

"Little Bird" is a song composed and recorded by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, and was released as a single in 1993. Taken from her debut solo album, Diva (1992), it was released as a double A-side with "Love Song for a Vampire" (which appeared on the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker's Dracula). The single peaked at no.3 in the UK.

Lennox performed "Little Bird" during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 Aug 2012.

Music video[edit]

The music video features several Lennox lookalikes dressed as the many different personas that Lennox has used in her videos (both solo and as part of Eurythmics) over the past decade as they perform with Lennox herself in a Cabaret-esque setting. The music videos referenced by the personas include:

  1. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  2. There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)
  3. Thorn in My Side
  4. Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)
  5. I Need a Man
  6. Why
  7. Walking on Broken Glass
  8. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

Lennox was in late stages of pregnancy with her second daughter Tali during the filming of the video.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Annie Lennox, unless otherwise noted.

CD - Arista (US)
  1. "Little Bird (Edit)" - 4:32
  2. "Love Song for a Vampire" (from Bram Stoker's Dracula) - 4:16
  3. "Why" - 5:04 *
  4. "The Gift" (Lennox/Buchanan, Bell, Moore) - 4:36 *
  5. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (Lennox/Stewart) - 4:06 *
CD - BMG (UK)
  1. "Little Bird" - 4:39
  2. "Love Song for a Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)" - 4:17
  3. "Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)" - 6:35
  4. "Little Bird (N'Joi Version)" - 4:46
12" - Arista (US)
  1. "Little Bird (House of Gypsies Version)" - 6:59
  2. "Little Bird (House of Gypsies Radio Version)" - 4:18
  3. "Little Bird (House of Annie)" - 4:19
  4. "Little Bird (Single Version)" - 4:32
  5. "Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)" - 6:38
  6. "Little Bird (N'Joi Version)" - 4:52
Remix promo
  1. "Little Bird" - 3:36
  2. "Little Bird (Dark Intensity Remix)" - 6:26

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[1] 38
Canadian RPM 100 Hit Tracks[2] 7
French Singles Chart[3] 62
German Media Control Singles Chart[4] 29
Irish Singles Chart [5] 3
Italian Singles Chart[6] 7
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 33
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 34
UK Singles Chart[9] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play [10] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [10] 49
Preceded by
"Give It to You" by Martha Wash
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
10 April 1993
Succeeded by
"Born to B.R.E.E.D".by Monie Love

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "australian-charts.com Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 57, No. 9". RPM. 6 March 1993. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Singles classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste" (in French). infodisc.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2013. Note: user must select 'Annie LENNOX' from drop-down.
  4. ^ "Album Search: Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"" (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Search the Charts" (enter "Annie Lennox" into the "Search by Artist" box, then select "Search"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Italian Charts > Annie Lennox" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "charts.org.nz Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"/"Love Song for a Vampire" – hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annie Lennox > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Allmusic: Annie Lennox - Diva : Charts & Awards : Billboard Albums". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 May 2012.