Love Is the Seventh Wave

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"Love Is the Seventh Wave"
Single by Sting
from the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
B-side Consider Me Gone (live) (Europe)
Fortress Around Your Heart / Dream of the Blue Turtles (USA)
Released 1 August 1985
Length 3:30
Label A&M
Writer(s) Sting
Producer(s) Sting and Peter Smith
Sting singles chronology
"If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
"Love Is the Seventh Wave"
"Fortress Around Your Heart"

"Love Is the Seventh Wave" is the second single and second track from Sting's 1985 solo debut album The Dream of the Blue Turtles.

Song information[edit]

The song describes how love is the seventh wave, or the strongest wave in a series of waves, thus wiping out any sort of problems. It concludes with a brief, self-mocking reference to Sting's biggest hit song with The Police, "Every Breath You Take", which is about the dark side of love that leads to sexual jealousy and obsession.

Single release[edit]

The single contains a different mix of the song from the album. It also features a live version of "Consider Me Gone", which was recorded at the Mogador Theatre in Paris in May 1985.

Track listings[edit]

7" US single (AM-2787)

  1. "Love Is the Seventh Wave" (Single Version) – 3:45
  2. "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" – 1:15

12" UK single (AMY 272)

  1. "Love Is the Seventh Wave" (New Mix) – 4:05
  2. "Consider Me Gone" (Live) – 4:45

12" US single (SP-12153)

  1. "Love Is the Seventh Wave" (New Mix) – 4:05
  2. "Fortress Around your heart" (Album Version) – 4:48
  3. "Dream of the blue turtles" – 1:15

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by the Winnipeg band, The Duhks. It is a bonus track on their eponymous album, released in 2005.