"Fade into You" was the highest charting song from alternative rock/ dream pop group Mazzy Star. The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. The song made the Top 5 of Billboard's Modern Rock chart in 1994, peaking at number three, and is Mazzy Star's only single to make the , peaking at #44. The song also charted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 UK Singles Chart.
It appeared on Mazzy Star's album
, which reached #36 on the So Tonight That I Might See . The group had two other songs make the Modern Rock Top 40, ("Halah" and "Blue Flower") but they did not approach the success of "Fade Into You". Billboard 200
Pitchfork Media included the song at number 19 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. Australian [1 ] alternative music radio station Triple J ranked the song the 32nd greatest of 1994.
Music videos [ edit ]
music videos were completed for "Fade Into You." The first was directed by Merlyn Rosenberg and premiered on MTV in late October 1993, several weeks after the album's release. It features the band performing in front of a projection depicting white clouds in a black sky, and is interlaced with slow-motion footage of the band in various locales in the Mojave Desert. Portions of this video were filmed at the same location U2 shot the artwork for . A second music video was directed by The Joshua Tree Kevin Kerslake and first aired in February 1994. Known as the Black and White version for its mono-chromic content throughout, the intentionally grainy, distorted footage shows the band performing in a darkened Burlesque-era ballroom, and is interspersed with footage of Sandoval and Roback at various sites around San Francisco, including the All Seasons Hotel (now the Crescent Hotel) and neighboring Stockton Street tunnel, coupled with genuine footage of the same sites shot in the 1930s. Only the latter music video was broadcast internationally.
Tracklistings [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, except where noted.
UK CD Single (7243 8-81534-2-3)
"Fade Into You" - 4:54
Blue Flower" - 3:35 ( Peter Blegvad/ Anthony Moore) "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37
( Minnie McCoy)
Europe CD EP / (7243 8-81448-2-7) US CD / (7243 8-58121-2-5) AUS CD (8814482)
"Fade Into You" - 4:52
"I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37
(McCoy) "Under My Car" - 3:35
(acoustic version) - 4:36
US 12" Vinyl (7243 8-81534-0-9)
"Fade Into You" - 4:52
"Five String Serenade"
(album version) - 4:27 ( Arthur Lee) "Under My Car" - 3:36
(acoustic version) - 4:35
US Limited Edition EP (DPRO-79401)
"Fade Into You"
(Album Version) - 4:53 "
Into Dust" (Live) - 5:39 "Ride It On"
(Live) - 2:59 "Ghost Highway"
(Live) - 3:16 "Blue Light"
(Live) - 5:09 "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37
(McCoy) "Under My Car" - 3:35
(Acoustic Version) - 4:36 "Fade Into You"
(Radio Edit) - 4:16
Tracks 2-5 taken from a
November 1, 1993
MTV Europe performance.
Cover versions [ edit ]
A remake of this song was done by the band
Run Run Run, and was later remixed by Z-Trip. A version by
Nena is on her cover album . Cover Me A cover version of the song by
Natalie Wilde was on the 2006 film . Dreamland A version by
Flickerstick is on their live album . Causing a Catastrophe Finnish rock band
HIM has performed the song live.
David Bazan of the now-defunct band Pedro the Lion has performed the song live.
Richard X samples the song in "Into U" on his album Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 UK electronic artists Slab recorded a version of Fade Into You on the album Ripsnorter (1999).
Emmy The Great included a cover version of the song on the re-release of her 2011 album Virtue A cover version by Catman Cohen can be found on YouTube.
A cover version by Stumbleine featuring
Steffaloo in 2012 A cover version by Kelly Clarkson can be found on YouTube
J Mascis performed a cover in 2013 for the Keep Shoe Company
Brooklyn-based dream pop band Au Revoir Simone have covered the song in live performances. A cover version by
Ben Harper in 2014 A remixed version by
The Avener in 2015
In popular culture [ edit ]
In film [ edit ]
In television [ edit ]
"Fade Into You" has appeared in four different episodes of
. CSI: Miami The track was used in an episode of
titled "Baby, It's You." Roswell [6 ] It featured in the
episode "Sons and Daughters". Without a Trace The song appeared in the episode "Wishing" of
. Cold Case [6 ] The song also appeared in "You Give Me Fever," the tenth episode of the sixth season of
. Medium It was used in a season one episode of
entitled "Rory's Dance." Gilmore Girls The song appeared in the "Pilot" of
. Desperate Housewives It was featured in the season 4 episode "Ice" of
. Alias The ninth episode of the fifth season of
. CSI: NY [6 ] Third episode of NBC's
. Love Bites It appeared in the seventh episode ("Wallflower") of the fourth season of
. Fringe [6 ] The song was played in the fourth episode of
. My Mad Fat Diary The song appeared on season 1, episode 5 of
. Daria The song was featured in the fourth episode of
season 1. The Following The song appeared on season 7, episode 10 of
. Psych The song appeared on season 3, episode 19 of
. Person of Interest The song appeared on season 7 episode titled Love Is to Die, of the HBO series
. True Blood (TV series) The song appeared on season 4, episode 15 of "
Suits". It was featured in season 1, episode 4 of
References [ edit ]
^ Pitchfork Top 200 Tracks of the 90s
^ "Australian Charts", australian-charts.com , retrieved 2012-01-12
^ "RPM100 Hit Tracks", RPM 60 (18), November 21, 1994 , retrieved 2011-05-23
^ Zywietz, Tobias, "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol", zobbel.de , retrieved 2011-11-08
^ a b c "Mazzy Star > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles > Fade Into You", Allmusic (Rovi Corporation) , retrieved 2011-10-24
^ a b c d e f g h i "Mazzy Star - Soundtracks - IMDB". IMDB . Retrieved . 11 May 2013
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