Love Song for a Vampire
|"Love Song for a Vampire"|
|Single by Annie Lennox|
|from the album Dracula soundtrack'|
|Released||13 February 1993|
|Annie Lennox singles chronology|
"Love Song for a Vampire" is a song composed and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. It was recorded as the theme song to Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 film adaptation of Dracula. The song is used in the end credits of the film.
The video features Annie Lennox, seen in a dark garden very similar to Lucy Westenra's in the film, and wearing a similar white dress. As she sings, several excerpts from the film are shown, and the video ends as what appears to be holy light shines upon her, very similar to what happens during Dracula's death at the film's end.
In the UK, the song was the biggest hit of the double-A sided single with Lennox's track "Little Bird" from her album Diva. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart in early 1993, while in the US, it reached number 24 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
It reappeared in 1995 on the UK CD single 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' (RCA 74321 284822), alongside Lennox's covers of The Psychedelic Furs' 'Heaven' and Blondie's '(I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence, Dear'.
All tracks written by Annie Lennox unless otherwise noted.
CD: Arista / 07822 12522 2 (US)
- "Little Bird" (edit) – 4:32
- "Love Song for a Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)" – 4:16
- "Why" – 5:04 *
- "The Gift" (Lennox/Buchanan, Bell, Moore) – 4:36 *
- "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (Lennox/Stewart) – 4:06 *
- The final three tracks were recorded live for MTV Unplugged at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, 3 July 1992.
CD: BMG / 74321 13383 2 (UK)
- "Little Bird" – 4:39
- "Love Song for a Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)" – 4:17
- "Little Bird" (Utah Saints version) – 6:35
- "Little Bird" (N'Joi version) – 4:46
|Australian Singles Chart||38|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||10|
|Irish Singles Chart ||3|
|Italian Singles Chart||11|
|Swiss Singles Chart||34|
|UK Singles Chart||3|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||24|
- The German Discjockey Pulsedriver covered the song in 2003 on his Night Moves album.
- Israeli singer Noa Dori covered the song in 2003 on Café de l' art – Volume 4 Cinema album by Notis Mavroudis and Panagiotis Margaris.
- Alea covered the song in 2000 on the album La Musica De Los Dioses – Volume 3.
- KnightsBridge covered the song in 2010 on their album Movie Hits of the 1990s – Vol. 3.
- Tombstones covered the song in 2001 on the album Wolfman Jack's Halloween Special: Rock 'N' Roll Party.
- The Countdown Singers covered the song in 1995 on their Movie Hits album.
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- "Love Song for a Vampire", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 30 March 2008)
- "Search the Charts" (ENTER "ANNIE LENNOX" INTO THE "SEARCH BY ARTIST" BOX, THEN SELECT "SEARCH"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- "Hit Parade Italia: Indice per Interprete: L: Lennox, Annie" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- "Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"/"Love Song for a Vampire" – hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- "Annie Lennox > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 24 August 2008)
- Pulsedriver - Night Moves at Discogs.com
- (Greek) Café de l' art Volume IV Cinema at mavroudis.edu
- La Música de los Dioses, Vol. 3 Various Artists at Discogs.com
- Movie Hits of the 1990s Vol.3 Knightsbridge at iTunes
- Love Song for a Vampire - Tombstones at Billboard.com
- Movie Hits - The Countdown Singers at Allmusic.com