Wings of a Butterfly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the song by Finnish rock band HIM. For the article on the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula, see Planetary Nebula M2-9.
"Wings of a Butterfly"
Single by HIM
from the album Dark Light
Released September, 2005
Format CD single, DVD
Recorded 2005
Genre Rock (see HIM's genre)
Length 3:29
Label Sire Records
Producer(s) HIM
HIM singles chronology
"And Love Said No"
(2004)
"Wings of a Butterfly"
(2005)
"Killing Loneliness"
(2006)

"Wings of a Butterfly", also released as "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly", is a song by the Finnish band HIM. It is the second track on the 2005 album Dark Light and was released as the album's first single that year. The song reached #1 on the Finnish charts, #10 in Germany and the UK, and #87 in the U.S., making it the biggest single from Dark Light. The music video, filmed at Union Station in Los Angeles, was #1 on the Rock Countdown on MTV2 in late 2005 for five weeks until it was retired. Since its live performance premiere the song become a concert staple being played at almost every HIM show since then.

Track listing[edit]

International track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly"
  2. "Poison Heart" (Ramones cover)
International maxi single track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly" (radio edit)
  2. "And Love Said No" (616 version)
  3. "Vampire Heart" (live at Donington)
  4. "Wings of a Butterfly" (Video)
UK track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly" (radio edit)
  2. "Poison Heart" (Ramones cover)
UK maxi single track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly" (radio edit)
  2. "And Love Said No" (616 version)
  3. "Vampire Heart" (Live at Donington)
  4. "Wings of a Butterfly" (Video)
UK 7" picture disc track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly"
  2. "Poison Heart" (Ramones cover)
EU DVD Single
  1. "Wings Of A Butterfly (Video) - 3:29
  2. "Making Of Wings Of A Butterfly (Video) - 4:58

Charts positions[edit]

Chart position (2005/06) Peak
position
Finland 1
Greece 1
Austria 18
Germany 10
Switzerland 28
Ireland 35
Italy 20
Norway 18
Spain 3
Sweden 12
UK Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
Hot Modern Rock Tracks 19