Love My Way (song)

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"Love My Way"
The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way.jpg
Single by The Psychedelic Furs
from the album Forever Now
Released June 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre New wave, post-punk, pop rock, pop, rock
Length 3:27
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Todd Rundgren
The Psychedelic Furs singles chronology
"Pretty in Pink"
(1981)
"Love My Way"
(1982)
"Run and Run"
(1984)
"Pretty in Pink"
(1981)
"Love My Way"
(1982)
"Run and Run"
(1984)

"Love My Way" is a song by English band The Psychedelic Furs. It was released in June 1982 as the first single from their third studio album Forever Now. Written by the four members of the group and produced by Todd Rundgren (who also played marimba on the song), the song reached the top 10 of the charts in New Zealand, top 30 in Australia and the top 50 in the United Kingdom and United States.

Release and reception[edit]

Released in 1982, "Love My Way" peaked at number nine in New Zealand, where it spent 21 weeks on the chart.[1] The song peaked at number 42 in the UK[2][3] and number 44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[4] It also reached number 30 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and number 40 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.[4]

British filmmaker Tim Pope directed the official music video for "Love My Way" in 1982, and it was placed in regular rotation on MTV.[5]

The single was released in the UK with the non-album B-side, "Aeroplane".[6] In the US, the B-side was changed to a different non-album track, "I Don't Want to Be Your Shadow".[7] Both songs are included on the 2002 reissue of Forever Now.[8]

The song is featured in the 1983 film Valley Girl and appears on the soundtracks of the 1998 film The Wedding Singer the 2017 film "Call Me By Your Name (film)" and the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on new wave radio station Wave 103.[9] The song is also downloadable content for the Rock Band series of music video games.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl
  1. "Love My Way" - 3:30
  2. "Aeroplane" - 3:22
12" Vinyl
  1. "Love My Way" - 3:33
  2. "Goodbye" (dance mix) - 5:45
  3. "Aeroplane" (dance mix) - 5:22

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[10] 23
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[1] 9
UK Singles Chart[2] 42
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 44
U.S. Dance Music/Club Play[4] 40
U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Charts - The Psychedelic Furs - 'Love My Way'". Ultratop. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "The Psychedelic Furs - 'Love My Way'". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "UK Official Singles Charts". Officialcharts.com. Official Charts Company. 31 July 1982. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "The Psychedelic Furs - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Thompson, Dave (2004). Beautiful Chaos: The Psychedelic Furs. London: Helter Skelter. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-900924-47-4. 
  6. ^ Thompson, p. 200.
  7. ^ Thompson, p. 204.
  8. ^ Forever Now expanded edition at AllMusic. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Psychedelic Furs fly in to Empire with new, post-break momentum". The Sacramento Bee. 23 January 2005. p. TK10. 
  10. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.