Love Song for a Vampire

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"Love Song for a Vampire"
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Dracula soundtrack'
A-side "Little Bird"
Released 13 February 1993
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:17
Label BMG
Columbia Records
Arista Records (U.S.)
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
"Love Song for a Vampire" on YouTube

"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.

Music video[edit]

The video features Annie Lennox as a vampire in a white-dress in a dark and gloomy garden. Aside from shots of her singing, the music video incorporates numerous scenes from the movie Dracula that goes along with the beat of the music. The last shot is a fade out with a single beam of light shining on Lennox in the dark garden.

Release[edit]

In the UK, the song was released as a 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'.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Annie Lennox unless otherwise noted.

CD: Arista / 07822 12522 2 (United States)[edit]

  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 / 74321 13383 2 (United Kingdom)[edit]

  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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
French SNEP Singles Chart[1] 10
Irish Singles Chart [2] 3
Italian Singles Chart[3] 11
Swiss Singles Chart[4] 34
UK Singles Chart[5] 3
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks[6] 24

Covers[edit]

  • The German Discjockey Pulsedriver covered the song in 2003 on his Night Moves album.[7]
  • Israeli singer Noa Dori covered the song in 2003 on Café de l' art – Volume 4 Cinema album by Notis Mavroudis and Panagiotis Margaris.[8]
  • Alea covered the song in 2000 on the album La Musica De Los Dioses – Volume 3.[9]
  • KnightsBridge covered the song in 2010 on their album Movie Hits of the 1990s – Vol. 3.[10]
  • Tombstones covered the song in 2001 on the album Wolfman Jack's Halloween Special: Rock 'N' Roll Party.[11]
  • The Countdown Singers covered the song in 1995 on their Movie Hits album.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Song for a Vampire", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 30 March 2008)
  2. ^ "Search the Charts" (enter "Annie Lennox" into the "Search by Artist" box, then select "Search"). Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hit Parade Italia: Indice per Interprete: L: Lennox, Annie" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Annie Lennox - "Little Bird"/"Love Song for a Vampire" – hitparade.ch" (ASP). Hung Medien (in German). Swiss Music Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annie Lennox > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved 24 August 2008)
  7. ^ Pulsedriver - Night Moves at Discogs.com
  8. ^ (Greek) Café de l' art Volume IV Cinema at mavroudis.edu
  9. ^ La Música de los Dioses, Vol. 3 Various Artists at Discogs.com
  10. ^ Movie Hits of the 1990s Vol.3 Knightsbridge at iTunes
  11. ^ Love Song for a Vampire - Tombstones at Billboard.com
  12. ^ Movie Hits - The Countdown Singers at Allmusic.com

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