Falling (Alison Moyet song)

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Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Essex
B-side Ode to Boy
Released 4 October 1993
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Pop, Rock
Length 3:37
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Alison Moyet, Pete Glenister
Producer(s) Ian Broudie
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Whispering Your Name"

"Falling" is a song by English singer Alison Moyet, released in 1993 as the lead single from her fourth studio album Essex. It was written by Moyet and Pete Glenister, and produced by Ian Broudie.

The song failed to enter the UK Top 40, peaking just outside at #42. It stayed on the chart for three weeks.[1] Due to the disappointing charting of the song, CBS/Columbia Records insisted that the follow-up, "Whispering Your Name", was re-recorded and remixed to create a more 'commercial' sound.

A promotional video was filmed for the single.[2]

The single's B-Side is "Ode to Boy", which was taken from the Essex album. The song is a re-recording of Moyet's song, which had originally been performed by Yazoo.[3] The American version of the CD single featured the bonus track "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" which is an acoustic version of a song from Moyet's previous album Hoodoo. The single's artwork of Moyet's face on a postage stamp is related to the artwork theme of the Essex album.


7" Single
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
CD Single
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
CD Single (America only)
  1. "Falling" - 3:37
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
  3. "Falling (Infinite Dub)" - 8:07
  4. "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" - 4:01
CD Single (UK only)
  1. "Falling" - 3:38
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 2:52
  3. "Falling (Infinite Dub)" - 8:08
CD Single (UK promo)
  1. "Falling" - 3:37

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
UK Singles Chart[4] 42


  • Mixer on "Falling" - David Leonard
  • Producer on "Falling" - Ian Broudie
  • Writers of "Falling" - Alison Moyet, Pete Glenister
  • Mixer on "Ode to Boy" - Alan Winstanley
  • Producer on "Ode to Boy" - Pete Glenister
  • Writer of "Ode to Boy" - Alison Moyet
  • Remixer, Additional Producer on "Falling (Infinite Dub)" – The Infinite Wheel
  • Producer, Mixer on "It Won't Be Long (Acoustic)" – Pete Glenister
  • Design – Alison Moyet, Martin Jenkins
  • Photography – The Douglas Brothers


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