Sweet Lullaby

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"Sweet Lullaby"
Single by Deep Forest
from the album Deep Forest
B-side Remix
Released 15 November 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi,
7" single, 12" maxi
Genre World/Ethnic electronica
Length 3:55
Label Epic, Dance Pool
Writer(s) Eric Mouquet
Michel Sanchez
Producer(s) Dan Lacksman
Deep Forest singles chronology
"Sweet Lullaby"
(1992)
"Deep Forest"
(1993)

"Sweet Lullaby" is a song by French world music/ethnic electronica Deep Forest which originally appeared on their eponymous album. The song gained popularity in 1992 and 1993 when it was released as a single, becoming a top 30 hit in many European and Oceanian countries. In 1994, it was re-released in remixed versions.

The Italian trance producer Mauro Picotto sampled the song on his hit "Komodo (Save a Soul)" in 2000.

Song information[edit]

The song is based around a traditional Baegu lullaby from the Solomon Islands called "Rorogwela", and uses a vocal sample originally recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in 1970 and later released by UNESCO as part of their Musical Sources collection.[1] The lyrics refer to a young orphan being comforted by his older brother despite the loss of their parents.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Tarsem Singh, was also nominated for several awards at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards.[3] The video consists of a little girl riding a tricycle in front of iconic scenes from around the globe.

Chart performances[edit]

The debut single for the group, "Sweet Lullaby" was a success for Deep Forest, reaching #3 in Norway,[4] #7 on the Australian ARIA Charts,[5] #10 on the British charts, #78 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 and the Top 20 in France and Switzerland.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" (original mix)
  2. "Sweet Lullaby" (ambient mix)
CD maxi
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" (original mix) – 3:55
  2. "Sweet Lullaby" (remix) – 6:08
  3. "Sweet Lullaby" (nature's dancing mix) – 6:01
  4. "Sweet Lullaby" (natural trance mix) – 6:32
  5. "Sweet Lullaby" (ambient mix) – 3:47
12" maxi
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" (nature's dancing mix) – 5:58
  2. "Sweet Lullaby" (remix) – 6:10
  3. "Sweet Lullaby" (natural trance mix) – 6:32
  4. "Sweet Lullaby" (ambient mix) – 3:46
7" single
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" – 3:54
  2. "Forest Hymn" (edit) – 3:49
CD single - Promo
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" (first single original mix) – 3:55
  2. "Deep Forest" – 5:34
  3. "Desert Walk" – 5:15
12" maxi - Remixes
  1. "Sweet Lullaby" (round the world mix) – 6:58
  2. "Sweet Lullaby" (DJ EFX's tribal as a mofo mix) – 4:40
  3. "Sweet Lullaby" (the riot mix) – 6:51
  4. "Sweet Lullaby" (digit's wet dream mix) – 4:25
  5. "Sweet Lullaby" (Q-bass mix) – 5:57
  6. "Sweet Lullaby" (the downstream mix) – 5:57
  7. "Sweet Lullaby" (bonus a la EFX) – 3:08

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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