Lonely Lullaby

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"Lonely Lullaby"
Single by Owl City
from the album All Things Bright and Beautiful
Released July 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010-11
Genre Emo
Length 4:30
Label Universal Republic
Writer(s) Adam Young
Producer(s) Adam Young
Owl City singles chronology
"Deer in the Headlights"
"Lonely Lullaby"
"Shooting Star"

"Lonely Lullaby" is a song by American electronica project Owl City from his third studio album All Things Bright and Beautiful (2011). Originally released as a fan club exclusive in March 2011,[1] the song is not included on the album itself.[2] It was released digitally on July 19, 2011 through Universal Republic Records as the fourth single from All Things Bright and Beautiful.[3]


"Lonely Lullaby" is an emo-influenced ballad written and produced by Adam Young of Owl City. According to the digital sheet music published by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song was originally composed in the key of F major and set in common time to a "flowing" tempo of approximately 69 BPM.[4] "Lonely Lullaby" follows a chord progression of C – Gm – F – C – B – F and Young's vocals span from a low note of C4 to a high note of B5.[4] The song is a tribute to Annmarie Monson, an ex-girlfriend of Young's, who he describes as the "most wonderful, beautiful woman" he knew.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Lonely Lullaby" 4:30


Chart (2011) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 12


  1. ^ Burklin, Mary. "#7 - Even Musicians Need Help Sometimes". New Release Today. NRT Media. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "All Things Bright and Beautiful - Owl City | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lonely Lullaby - Owl City | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Owl City "Lonely Lullaby" Sheet Music in F Major". Musicnotes.com. Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ Sohail, Sabina (July 17, 2011). "Interview: Owl City's Adam Young on Album, Collab with Lights and Relationships". AndPOP. Retrieved February 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Owl City – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Owl City. Retrieved February 26, 2017.

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