Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)

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"Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"
Single by Muse
from the album The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released 17 May 2010
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock, new prog
Length 3:50 (Album Version)
3:12 (Radio Edit)
Label Warner Bros., Helium-3
Writer(s) Matthew Bellamy
Producer(s) Butch Vig
Muse singles chronology
"Exogenesis: Symphony"
(2010)
"Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"
(2010)
"Survival"
(2012)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack track listing
"Eclipse (All Yours)" (Metric)
(1)
"Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" (Muse)
(2)
"Ours" (The Bravery)
(3)

"Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" is a song by the English alternative rock band Muse, featured on the soundtrack to the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Recorded by the band in 2010, the song was released as the lead single from the album on 17 May 2010.[1] The song is available to purchase as a digital download from the band's official website, among several other digital sources.[2]

The single became a top ten hit in Italy. It was also certified gold by Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[3]

History[edit]

The song was first announced on Stephenie Meyer's official website. BBC Radio 1 aired the full song at 7.30pm on 17 May 2010, during Zane Lowe's show, accompanied by an interview with Matt Bellamy. Matt Bellamy explained that the song was written after he split with his longtime girlfriend at the end of 2009, and was based on his feelings at the beginning of their relationship. A 30-second preview of the music video is displayed on the official MTV website. While Muse featured on the Twilight and New Moon soundtracks previously (with "Supermassive Black Hole" and a special remix of "I Belong to You" respectively), this marks the first time the band has produced the lead single for a movie.[4]

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the harmonic major[5] of Db.

Music video[edit]

The video first shows Matt Bellamy playing on his piano while red smoke rises from the background. When the first "love is forever" is uttered, the scene shifts to a scene from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The video continues to play clips from Eclipse until the near end of the song, where the piano scene is seen again.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)"   3:51
UK promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" (Radio Edit) 3:14
2. "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" (Album Version) 3:51

Reception[edit]

In a positive review, BBC Music described the song as Muse, "turning their reality-altering Preposteriser Ray on their own back catalogue." Above and Beyond Magazine described it as, "Neutron Star Collision... reminds [me] of their previous work Origin of Symmetry, which is in my mind, the real and honest Muse."[6]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever) - Coming May 17th". Muse. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever) - MP3". Shop: Singles. Muse. Retrieved 17 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Italian single certifications" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Click Avvia la ricerca
  4. ^ Video Debut of Muse's Neutron Star Collision from Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  5. ^ "Major scale (key) with flat 6th. Is that a thing?". Reddit - /r/musictheory. 18 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.daily-reviews.com/muse-neutron-star-collision-love-is-forever/
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Muse – Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Chart Track: Week 20, 2010". Irish Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Muse – Madness" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ FIMI Singles Chart
  11. ^ "Muse" UK Singles Chart.
  12. ^ New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart
  13. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311949/muse/chart
  14. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311949/muse/chart
  15. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311949/muse/chart
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311949/muse/chart
  17. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/311949/muse/chart
  18. ^ http://www.fimi.it/dett_ddmercato.php?id=73
  19. ^ http://www.fimi.it/dett_ddmercato.php?id=73
  20. ^ "Italian single certifications – Muse – Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Muse in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca