Fade into You

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"Fade into You"
Single by Mazzy Star
from the album So Tonight That I Might See
Released April 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)
Format CD single
Genre Dream pop
Length 4:55
Label Capitol
Producer(s) David Roback
Mazzy Star singles chronology
"Blue Flower"
"Fade Into You"
"She's My Baby"

"Fade into You" is a song by rock group Mazzy Star from their album So Tonight That I Might See. The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. It reached number three on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in 1994, and is Mazzy Star's only single to make the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 44. The song also charted at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart.

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". Pitchfork Media included the song at number 19 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[1] Australian alternative music radio station Triple J ranked the song the 32nd greatest of 1994.

Music videos[edit]

Two 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 The Joshua Tree. A second music video was directed by 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.

Track listings[edit]

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

Album version, as it appeared on So Tonight That I Might See

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Chart (1994) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 72
Canada (RPM)[3] 83
UK Singles Chart[4] 48
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 44
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[5] 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5] 19

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).
  • UK artist 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 cover version by Sara Rachele in 2014[6]
  • 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 Roswell titled "Baby, It's You."[7]
  • It featured in the Without a Trace episode "Sons and Daughters".
  • The song appeared in the episode "Wishing" of Cold Case.[7]
  • 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 Gilmore Girls entitled "Rory's Dance."
  • 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.[7]
  • Third episode of NBC's Love Bites.
  • It appeared in the seventh episode ("Wallflower") of the fourth season of Fringe.[7]
  • 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 The Following season 1.
  • 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".
  • The song appeared on season 1, episode 4 of Hindsight.
  • It was featured in season 5, episode 12 of "American Horror Story".


  1. ^ Pitchfork Top 200 Tracks of the 90s
  2. ^ "Australian Charts", australian-charts.com, retrieved 2012-01-12 
  3. ^ "RPM100 Hit Tracks", RPM 60 (18), November 21, 1994, retrieved 2011-05-23 
  4. ^ Zywietz, Tobias, "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol", zobbel.de, retrieved 2011-11-08 
  5. ^ a b c "Mazzy Star > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles > Fade Into You", Allmusic (Rovi Corporation), retrieved 2011-10-24 
  6. ^ "Fade Into You | Sara Rachele", bandcamp.com, retrieved 2016-01-12 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Mazzy Star - Soundtracks - IMDB". IMDB. Retrieved 11 May 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.last.fm/music/Mazzy+Star/KCRW+Live+October+5+1993/Fade+Into+You

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