Blood and Roses (song)

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"Blood and Roses"
The Smithereense - Blood and Roses.jpg
Single by The Smithereens
from the album Especially for You
B-side"Behind the Wall of Sleep"
Released1986 (1986)
Format7", 12"
RecordedThe Record Plant, New York City
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:35
LabelEnigma
Songwriter(s)Pat DiNizio
Producer(s)Don Dixon
The Smithereens singles chronology
"Blood and Roses"
(1986)
"In a Lonely Place"
(1986)

"Blood and Roses" is a song by the American alternative rock group The Smithereens. It is the first single released in support of their debut album Especially for You.

The video features clips of the band interspersed with clips of the movie Dangerously Close.

Formats and track listing[edit]

All songs written by Pat DiNizio, except where noted.

US 7" single (B-75002)
  1. "Blood and Roses" – 3:35
  2. "Behind the Wall of Sleep" – 3:04
European 12" single (2139-7)
  1. "Blood and Roses" – 3:35
  2. "Mr. Eliminator" (Dick Dale) – 2:00
  3. "Beauty and Sadness" – 3:47

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
The Village Voice United States Singles of the Year[1] 1986 13
Bruce Pollock[clarification needed] United States The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000[2] 2005 *
WOXY.com United States Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time[3] 2009 299

(*) designates unordered lists.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[4] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village Voice - Pazz & Jop Lists: Singles - 1986". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Pollock, Bruce (March 18, 2014). Rock Song Index: The 7500 Most Important Songs for the Rock and Roll Era. Routledge. p. 35. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Modern Rock 500 Songs of All Time (combined rank 1989-2009)". WOXY.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "The Smithereens Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved January 27, 2016.

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