Fade into You

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"Fade into You"
FadeIntoYou Single Cover.JPG
Single by Mazzy Star
from the album So Tonight That I Might See
B-side
  • "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit"
  • "Under My Car"
  • "Bells Ring" (acoustic)
  • "Halah"
ReleasedApril 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)
Genre
Length4:55
LabelCapitol
Composer(s)David Roback
Lyricist(s)Hope Sandoval
Producer(s)David Roback
Mazzy Star singles chronology
"Five String Serenade"
(1993)
"Fade into You"
(1994)
"She's My Baby"
(1995)
Audio sample
Album version, as it appeared on So Tonight That I Might See

"Fade into You" is a song by American alternative rock band Mazzy Star from their second studio album, So Tonight That I Might See (1993). The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. The song reached number three on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1994 and is Mazzy Star's only single to appear on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 44. The song also charted at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart and number three in Iceland. In 2021, Rolling Stone ranked it 468th on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[3] Pitchfork included the song at number 19 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[4] Australian alternative music radio station Triple J ranked the song the 32nd greatest of 1994.

Music videos[edit]

Two music videos were made for "Fade into You". The first was directed by Kevin Kerslake and premiered on MTV in late October 1993, several weeks after the album's release. The video features the band performing in front of a projection screen 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 The Joshua Tree.

The second music video was directed by Merlyn Rosenberg and first aired in February 1994. Known as the Black and White version for its monochromic 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)[when?] 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.

Track listings[edit]

All songs were written and composed by Hope Sandoval and David Roback except where noted.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2021-09-15. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  4. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20-01". Pitchfork. September 3, 2010.
  5. ^ Fade into You (US CD single liner notes). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. C2 7243 8 58121 2 5.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Fade into You (Australasian CD single liner notes). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. 88114482.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Fade into You (US cassette single sleeve). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. 4KM 7243 8 58286 4 5.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ Fade into You (UK CD single liner notes). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. CDCL 720, 7243 8 81534 2 3.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  9. ^ Fade into You (UK 10-inch vinyl sleeve). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. 10CL 720, 7243 8 81534 0 9.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  10. ^ Fade into You (Australian cassette single sleeve). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. 8814484.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ Fade into You (US limited in-store play CD liner notes). Mazzy Star. Capitol Records. 1994. DPRO-79401.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  12. ^ "Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 12 Mar 1995". The ARIA Report – via Imgur.
  13. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2662." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (24.–29.11 '94)". DV (in Icelandic). November 24, 1994. p. 16. ISSN 1021-8254 – via Timarit.is.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
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  19. ^ "Mazzy Star Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  20. ^ "Cash Box Top 100 Pop Singles – Week Ending November 12, 1994". Cash Box. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  21. ^ "Árslistinn 1994". DV (in Icelandic). January 2, 1995. p. 25. ISSN 1021-8254 – via Timarit.is.
  22. ^ "The Year in Music 1994 – Hot Modern Rock Tracks". Billboard. Vol. 106, no. 52. December 24, 1994. p. YE-62. ISSN 0006-2510 – via Google Books.
  23. ^ "British single certifications – Mazzy Star – Fade into You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 7, 2022.