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
ReleasedApril 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)
FormatCD single
GenreAlternative rock,[1] dream pop[2]
Length4:55
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)Hope Sandoval and David Roback
Producer(s)David Roback
Mazzy Star singles chronology
"Five String Serenade"
(1993)
"Fade into You"
(1994)
"She's My Baby"
(1995)

"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 US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 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 and number three in Iceland.

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.[3] 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 Kevin Kerslake 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 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) 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.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1994–1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 72
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[5] 83
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[6] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[7] 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 48
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 44
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[10] 3
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[11] 19

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40)[12] 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terich, Jeff (April 5, 2012). "10 Essential Dream Pop Albums". Treble. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  2. ^ Moreland, Quinn (June 14, 2020). "Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 20-01". Pitchfork.
  4. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 12 Mar 1995". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2662." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Íslenski Listinn Topp 40 (24.–29.11 '94)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). November 24, 1994. p. 16. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mazzy Star Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Mazzy Star Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Mazzy Star Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Árslistinn 1994". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). January 2, 1995. p. 25. Retrieved May 30, 2020.

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