Sweet Harmony (The Beloved song)

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This article is about the single by The Beloved. For the rave/dance track by Liquid called "Sweet Harmony", see Sweet Harmony (song).
"Sweet Harmony"
Single by The Beloved
from the album Conscience
B-side "Motivation"
Released 18 January 1993
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single
Recorded 1992
Genre Electronic dance, synthpop
Length 5:02
Label EastWest
Writer(s) Jon Marsh, Helena Marsh
Producer(s) Jon Marsh, Helena Marsh
The Beloved singles chronology
"It's Alright Now"
(1990)
"Sweet Harmony"
(1993)
"Celebrate Your Life" / "You've Got Me Thinking"
(1993)

"Sweet Harmony" is a hit single by British band The Beloved. It became one of their biggest hits, peaking at #8 in the UK. None of the band's other singles have made it into the Top 10, which is why many consider this the band's signature song.

Music video[edit]

The music video consisted of a naked and seated Jon Marsh surrounded by equally naked females - including Tess Daly - lipsynching the lyrics. Clouds, fog, and white-out effects are used to create a high contrast, while the participants use their arms, legs and hair to cover themselves. In an interview, Marsh pointed out that the video was "not intended to be sexual" and was "as A-sexual as you can get".[citation needed] The video is supposed to represent unity between humans.

Cover versions[edit]

In 2000, the song was covered on Spanish language by Spanish band Fangoria and Los Sencillos, with lyrics "Dulce armonia". This version is included on the album Interferencias.

In 2002, the song was covered by British producer Vincent Stormfield and released as "Sweet Harmony '02" by Independiente.

In 2007, the song was covered by Polish pop group Feel on their multi-platinum selling debut album.

In 2007, Russian pop group Tokio released a cover version of the song on Russian language called "My budem vmeste" ("Мы будем вместе") ("We'll be Together").

In 2014, Israeli pop singer Mei Finegold released a dance version with Shlomi Levi and Shai Rokach which acted as one of the Israeli Pride 2014 official anthems.

2014. Man without Country released a single with a cover of the song

In films and television[edit]

The song appears in the 1993 film, Piccolo grande amore.

The music video appears in the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Politically Correct", where the duo enjoy the video due to the "naked chicks."

The song appears in the 2006 film Alien Autopsy starring Ant and Dec.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Sweet Harmony" — 5:02
  2. "Motivation" (Energised)
7" single
  1. "Sweet Harmony" — 5:02
  2. "Motivation" (Energised)
CD maxi
  1. "Sweet Harmony" — 5:04
  2. "Sweet Harmony" (Live The Dream Mix) — 7:15
  3. "Motivation" (Exercised) — 7:11
  4. "Sweet Harmony" (Love The Dub Mix) — 5:14
EP

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Sweet Harmony", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  2. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  3. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  4. ^ UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved March 28, 2008)
  5. ^ a b c Billboard Allmusic.com (Retrieved September 18, 2008)
  6. ^ 1993 Swiss Singles Chart Hitparade.ch (Retrieved September 18, 2008)

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