Killing Loneliness

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"Killing Loneliness"
Single by HIM
from the album Dark Light
Released 1 February 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Rock (see HIM's genre)
Length 4:29
4:01 (Video Version)
Label Sire Records
Producer(s) HIM
HIM singles chronology
"Wings of a Butterfly"
"Killing Loneliness"
"The Kiss of Dawn"

"Killing Loneliness" is a song released by the Finnish band HIM, released in February 2006 in Germany and in April in the UK as a single from their 2005 breakthrough Dark Light. The song, along with "Wings of a Butterfly", is one of the band's best known songs in the United States.

On the 11 May 2006 episode of Loveline, Ville Valo confirmed that the song was inspired by skateboarder Brandon Novak, who blamed his heroin addiction on a need to, as he put it, "kill the loneliness". This song is playable in Rock Band 3.


There are two versions of the song's music video: a European and U.S. version. The U.S. version of "Killing Loneliness" was filmed in April 2006 and released in May. Making a guest appearance in the video is tattoo artist Kat Von D, known from the reality television series LA Ink and Miami Ink.

Track listing[edit]

Finnish track listing
  1. "Killing Loneliness" – 4:29
  2. "Wings of a Butterfly" (live) – 3:26
  3. "Play Dead" (live) – 4:00
German track listing
  1. "Killing Loneliness" – 4:29
  2. "The Cage" – 4:17
  3. "Wings of a Butterfly" (live) – 3:26
  4. "Under the Rose" (live) – 3:55
  5. "Killing Loneliness" (video) - 4:01
Japanese track listing EP
  1. "Killing Loneliness" – 4:29
  2. "Under the Rose" (live) – 3:55
  3. "Wings of a Butterfly" (live) – 3:26
  4. "Play Dead" (live) – 4:00
  5. "Vampire Heart" (live) – 5:13
  6. "The Cage" (Album Version) – 4:17

UK track listing
  1. "Killing Loneliness" – 4:29
  2. "Under the Rose" (live) – 3:55
    • Live versions from the gig at Philadelphia 2005.


Chart Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 56
Finnish Singles Chart 2
German Singles Chart 32
Irish Singles Chart 45
Swiss Singles Chart 44
UK Singles Chart 26


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