Little Bird (Annie Lennox song)

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"Little Bird"
Love song for a vampire.jpg
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Diva
A-side "Love Song for a Vampire"
Released 1993
Format CD single, 7 inch and cassette single
Length 4:48 (Album Version)
4:32 (Edit)
Label BMG
Columbia Records
Arista Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Annie Lennox
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Cold"
(1992)
"Little Bird" / "Love Song for a Vampire"
(1993)
"No More I Love You's"
(1995)
"Cold"
(1992)
"Little Bird" / "Love Song for a Vampire"
(1993)
"No More I Love You's"
(1995)
Music video
"Little Bird on YouTube

"Little Bird" is a song composed and recorded by the Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox. Taken from her debut solo album, Diva (1992), it was released in 1993 as a double A-side with "Love Song for a Vampire" (which appeared on the soundtrack for the Francis Ford Coppola film Bram Stoker's Dracula). The single peaked at number 3 in the UK.

Lennox performed "Little Bird" during the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony in London on 12 Aug 2012. A live version was played in the end credits to The Sopranos episode "Eloise". The song was also featured in the film Striptease.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Sophie Muller and features several Lennox lookalikes dressed as the many different personas that Lennox has used in her videos (both solo and as part of Eurythmics) over the past decade as they perform with Lennox herself in a Cabaret-esque setting. The music videos referenced by the personas include:

Lennox was in late stages of pregnancy with her second daughter Tali during the filming of the video.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Annie Lennox, unless otherwise noted.

CD - Arista (US)
  1. "Little Bird (Edit)" - 4:32
  2. "Love Song for a Vampire" (from Bram Stoker's Dracula) - 4:16
  3. "Why" - 5:04 *
  4. "The Gift" (Lennox/Buchanan, Bell, Moore) - 4:36 *
  5. "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart" (Lennox/Stewart) - 4:06 *
CD - BMG (UK)
  1. "Little Bird" - 4:39
  2. "Love Song for a Vampire (From Bram Stoker's Dracula)" - 4:17
  3. "Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)" - 6:35
  4. "Little Bird (N-Joi Version)" - 4:46
12" - Arista (US)
  1. "Little Bird (House of Gypsies Version)" - 6:59
  2. "Little Bird (House of Gypsies Radio Version)" - 4:18
  3. "Little Bird (House of Annie Version)" - 4:19
  4. "Little Bird (Single Version)" - 4:32
  5. "Little Bird (Utah Saints Version)" - 6:38
  6. "Little Bird (N-Joi Version)" - 4:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 38
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[2] 7
Canada Dance (RPM)[3] 1
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[4] 5
France (SNEP)[5] 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 29
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 3
Italy (Hit Parade)[8] 7
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 33
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 49
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[14] 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[15] 36

Note[edit]

In Europe and Australasia, "Little Bird" was released as a double A-side single with "Love Song for a Vampire".

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Annie Lennox – Little Bird". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 100235." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  3. ^ "RPM Dance". RPM. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hits of the World" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Annie Lennox – Love Song for a Vampire" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Annie Lennox – Why". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Annie Lennox". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  8. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Lennox, Annie" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Annie Lennox – Little Bird". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  10. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Annie Lennox – Little Bird / Love Song for a Vampire". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Annie Lennox: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Annie Lennox – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Annie Lennox. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Annie Lennox – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Annie Lennox. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Annie Lennox – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Annie Lennox. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  16. ^ "British single certifications – Annie LennoxDion – Little Bird / Song for a Vampire". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Little Bird / Song for a Vampire in the search field and then press Enter.