Love Is a Hurricane

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"Love Is a Hurricane"
Single by Boyzone
from the album Brother
Released 17 May 2010[1]
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop
Length 3:30
Writer(s) Danielle Brisebois, Gregg Alexander
Producer(s) Greg Wells
Boyzone singles chronology
"Gave It All Away"
(2010)
"Love Is a Hurricane"
(2010)
"Love Will Save the Day"
(2013)

"Love is a Hurricane" is a song performed by Irish boyband Boyzone, released as the second single from their fourth studio album, Brother, on 17 May 2010.[2]

Background and sales performance[edit]

"Love is a Hurricane" marks the band's first single to not feature vocals from band member Stephen Gately, who died in October 2009. After debuting the track on their ITV show Boyzone: A Tribute to Stephen Gately, the reaction from fans made the choice of the second single an easy decision. An upbeat, feel good, infectious pop anthem; Love Is a Hurricane was written by New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, who has previously written for Ronan's solo albums as well as other solo artists.[3] The band also performed the song on GMTV, This Morning and Loose Women. The song originally charted at number 84 before it was decided to be a single and its peak position was No. 44 charting for four weeks in the UK charts selling 14,000 copies and it charted at number 39 in Ireland.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Love is a Hurricane" premiered on 4 May 2010. The video features the four band members stripping nude inside Battersea power station, before jumping into baths of various food items.[4] Band member Shane Lynch revealed that he suggested the band get naked for their new music video, admitting that "the nude clip for our new single was intended to reflect the new direction we had taken on Brother".[5] An edited version of the video was released for TV airplay on 8 May 2010.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Love Is a Hurricane" (Single Version) - 3:19
  2. "Love Is a Hurricane" (7th Heaven Radio Edit) - 3:51
  • Digital download[7]
  1. "Love Is a Hurricane" (Single Version) - 3:19
  2. "Love Is a Hurricane" (7th Heaven Radio Edit) - 3:51
  3. "Love Is a Hurricane" (7th Heaven Club Mix) - 6:41
  4. "Love Is a Hurricane" (Music Video) - 3:24

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
Position
Irish Singles Chart[8] 39
Japanese Singles Chart[9] 90
Scottish Singles Chart[10] 32
South Korea (GAON) (International Chart)[11] 47
UK Singles Chart[8] 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Is a Hurricane - EP by Boyzone - Download Love Is a Hurricane - EP on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 16 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "boyzone single- love is a hurricane". Boyzone.net. Retrieved 6 June 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Love is a Hurricane". Boyzone.net. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Music Video - Boyzone: 'Love Is A Hurricane'". Digital Spy. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Boyzone get naked in new video". Digital Spy. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  6. ^ Love Is A Hurricane: Amazon.co.uk: Music
  7. ^ iTunes - Music - Love Is a Hurricane - EP by Boyzone
  8. ^ a b "Boyzone - Love Is A Hurricane - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  9. ^ Oricon Singles Chart Oricon Singles Chart (Retrieved 2 November 2012)
  10. ^ "Archive Chart". theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  11. ^ :: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::