Ava Adore

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"Ava Adore"
SmashingPumpkins-AvaAdore.jpg
Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
from the album Adore
Released May 18, 1998
Format 7" vinyl record, CD
Recorded 1997
Genre
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Billy Corgan
Producer(s) Brad Wood
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"The End Is the Beginning Is the End"
(1997)
"Ava Adore"
(1998)
"Perfect"
(1998)

"Ava Adore" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the first single from their fourth album, Adore, and exhibited a new sound from the band which integrated traditional instruments with loops and electronic music. "Ava Adore" and the B-sides were written by Billy Corgan. The song is featured in the MuchMusic compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 3.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on June 1, 1998 and was directed by Dom and Nic, featuring the band in gothic-inspired clothing and walking through a variety of scenes. The video, filmed in one long take, is notable for its use of slow and fast motion while the speed of the camera is apparently static, and the band continues to lip sync to the song in perfect rhythm. The calculations required to work out the speed changes caused massive delays on set, causing the band to nearly call off the entire plan.[3]

The music video won an award for "most stylish video" at the 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ava Adore" 4:22
2. "Czarina" 4:43
3. "Once in a While" 3:33
UK Limited Edition numbered 7" vinyl[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Ava Adore" 4:22
2. "Czarina" 4:43

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 19
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[7] 16
Canada Rock/Alternative (RPM)[8] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 15
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 5
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 11
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 11
US Billboard Hot 100[14] 42
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[15] 8
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[16] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymer, Miles (August 29, 2014). "Travel back to the late '90s with Puff Daddy's Smashing Pumpkins remix". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Parks, Andrew. "Smashing Pumpkins Share 'Adore' Bonus Tracks, Including a Banjo Take and Diddy Remix". Wondering Sound. Archived from the original on November 17, 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Corgan, Billy and James Iha. Band Commentary for "Ava Adore. " Greatest Hits Video Collection DVD. 2001.
  4. ^ http://www.steveprutz.com/sp/awards.html
  5. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins Ave Adore - Numbered UK 7" RECORD (157639)". Eil.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 3655." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Rock/Alternative Tracks: Issue 3635." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – The Smashing Pumpkins". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore". VG-lista. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore". Singles Top 100. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  13. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Smashing Pumpkins. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Smashing Pumpkins. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Smashing Pumpkins – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Smashing Pumpkins. Retrieved November 24, 2016.

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