Lorelei (Styx song)

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"Lorelei"
Lorelei - Styx.jpg
Single by Styx
from the album Equinox
B-side"Midnight Ride"
ReleasedMarch 1976
Format7"
Recorded1975 at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago
GenreRock
LabelA&M
Songwriter(s)Dennis DeYoung
James Young
Styx singles chronology
"You Need Love"
(1975)
"Lorelei"
(1976)
"Mademoiselle"
(1976)

"Lorelei" is a song from rock band Styx. It is on their 1975 album Equinox, and was released as a single in 1976.

Background[edit]

The song peaked at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and was the band's second top 40 hit single.[1] Lorelei also hit number six on the Canadian charts during the weeks of May 8 and 15, 1976.

Chicago radio superstation WLS, which gave the song much airplay, ranked "Lorelei" as the 77th most popular hit of 1976.[2] It reached as high as number eight (for two weeks) on their surveys of April 17 and 24, 1976.[3]

"Lorelei" was one of the songs that Styx re-recorded for their Regeneration: Volume 1 EP in 2010 with James Young on lead vocals

Personnel[edit]

Composition[edit]

"Lorelei" is written in D-major with a moderately fast rock tempo.

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lorelei" Billboard Hot 100 Chart history. Accessed May 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "The WLS Big 89 of 1976". Wlshistory.com.
  3. ^ "wls042476". Users.qwest.net. 1963-12-12. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  4. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.

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