Love Resurrection

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"Love Resurrection"
Single by Alison Moyet
from the album Alf
Released June 1984
Format 7", 12"
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Steve Jolley, Alison Moyet, Tony Swain
Producer(s) Jolley & Swain
Alison Moyet singles chronology
"Love Resurrection"
"All Cried Out"
"Love Resurrection"
"All Cried Out"

"Love Resurrection" is a pop song written by English singer-songwriter Alison Moyet and producers Jolley & Swain for Moyet's debut studio album Alf (1984). Released as the album's first single in June 1984, it reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was released in the US in summer 1985 following "Invisible" and reached number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 that August.

In 2006, "Love Resurrection" appeared in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The song can be heard on a fictional pop/rock/New Wave radio station called Flash FM.[2]

Music video[edit]

There are two versions of the music video. The first version, made for the worldwide single release, shows Moyet at a Middle Eastern encampment somewhere in the desert. As she wanders through, the camera pans across the barren landscape and zooms in on a skull figure.[3]

The second version, made for the American market, showed a softer side to Moyet following the breakup of Yazoo. The video shows Moyet, dressed all in white, performing the song in a darkened venue with a backup band in front of a small audience.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

In the 16 June 1984 issue of Number One magazine, Max Bell reviewed the single, noting the single's "MOR direction". He commented: "Alf gives it loads but the Swain and Jollified electronic wash which accompanies is not entirely suitable and leaves you feeling that here is a catchphrase in search of a song. Tender but disposable."[5] In a Number One magazine review of Moyet's follow-up single "All Cried Out", reviewer Paul Bursche praised "Love Resurrection" as being "magnificent, perhaps the best song of 1984".[6]


  • "Love Resurrection" (Single Version) - 3:49
  • "Love Resurrection" (Love Injected Mix a.k.a. Long Version) - 8:50
  • "Love Resurrection" (US Long Version) - 5:31

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 17
Belgian Singles Chart (V)[8] 23
Canadian Singles Chart[9] 39
Dutch Singles Chart[10] 26
Irish Singles Chart[11] 8
Italian Singles Chart[12] 6
UK Singles Chart[1] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 82
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play [14] 47
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles[15] 49

Cover versions[edit]

A dance/pop cover in the genre of gospel music was released on inspirational US singer Kim Boyce's debut album in 1986. There were minor lyric changes to the song to incorporate it into the gospel genre.[16]

A dance cover by D'Lux was released in June 1996 and reached number 58 in the UK charts.[17][18]

In 2009, UK band Aurora released their version, with vocals by Amanda Wilson.[19]


  1. ^ a b "ALISON MOYET | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  2. ^ Games, Rockstar (2006-10-26). "The Music of GTA: Vice City Stories - IGN". Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ Bell, Max (16 June 1984). "Single reviews". Number One magazine. 
  6. ^ Bursche, Paul (6 October 1984). "Single reviews". Number One magazine. 
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  8. ^ "Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection". Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Alison Moyet - Love Resurrection". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  11. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  12. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: M". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  13. ^ "Alison Moyet - Chart history". Billboard. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  14. ^ "Alison Moyet - Chart history". Billboard. 2008-07-17. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  15. ^ Alison Moyet (1961-06-18). "Alison Moyet - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  16. ^ "Kim Boyce - Kim Boyce at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  17. ^ "D'Lux (2) - Love Resurrection at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  18. ^ "D'LUX | Artist". Official Charts. 1996-06-22. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  19. ^ "Aurora Featuring Amanda Wilson - Love Resurrection (CD) at Discogs". 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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