The Miracle of Love

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"The Miracle of Love"
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Revenge
Released November 1986
Format 7", cassette single
Recorded November 1985
Genre New wave, soft rock
Length 5:07
Label RCA
Writer(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) David A. Stewart
Eurythmics singles chronology
"Thorn in My Side"
(1986)
"The Miracle of Love"
(1986)
"Missionary Man"
(1987)
Music video
"The Miracle of Love" on YouTube

"The Miracle of Love" is a 1986 song recorded by British pop music duo Eurythmics. It was written by Eurythmics members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. The track was released as the third single from the duo's sixth album Revenge in the UK. It was not released as a single in the United States.

The music video was directed by band member David A. Stewart.[1] The grainy video shows Lennox and Stewart separately in darkened room surrounded only by candles followed by a shot of Lennox against a tree while historical footage of military violence is shown. The video ends with a long, extreme close-up of Lennox's face as she wanders around a park before acknowledging the camera by smiling, laughing, and winking. The cover art for the single is a screenshot from this scene.[2] The music features a soaring guitar solo by Stewart, reprising the melody of the opening bars.

The ballad became a modest hit in the UK singles chart but reached the Top 20 in Australia, Brazil and parts of Europe. In a review of Revenge, Glenn O'Brian of Spin magazine called it "a miraculous love song that is heavenly, seductive, sweeping, anodynamic, and straightforwardly, blatantly healing." [3]

Covers[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart[citation needed] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 43
French Singles Chart[5] 16
German Singles Chart[6] 53
Irish Singles Chart[7] 10
New Zealand Singles Chart[8] 30
Polish Singles Chart[citation needed] 1
Swedish Singles Chart[9] 18
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 21
UK Singles Chart[11] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mvdbase.com/video.php?id=10082
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ZYp9HZe2o
  3. ^ O'Brien, Glenn (September 1986). "Platter du Jour: Eurythmics Revenge". SPIN: 27. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  5. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  6. ^ musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH. "Chartverfolgung / Eurythmics / Single". musicline.de. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  7. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  8. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Eurythmics - The Miracle Of Love". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-08-02. Retrieved 2011-06-09.