Lullaby (Shawn Mullins song)

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"Lullaby"
Lullaby Mullins.jpg
Single by Shawn Mullins
from the album Soul's Core
B-side"The Gulf of Mexico"
ReleasedAugust 17, 1998 (1998-08-17)
StudioOrphan, Southern Living at Its Finest (Atlanta, Georgia, US)
Length
  • 5:30 (album version)
  • 4:32 (radio edit, video version)
Label
Songwriter(s)Shawn Mullins
Producer(s)Shawn Mullins
Shawn Mullins singles chronology
"Lullaby"
(1998)
"Shimmer"
(1998)

"Lullaby" is a song by American rock singer Shawn Mullins from his fourth studio album, Soul's Core (1998). It was released in August 1998 and is Mullins' most successful song to date, reaching number one on the US Billboard Adult Top 40, number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and number nine on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also found success abroad, reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart, number five in Australia, and number two in Canada.

The song has appeared on thirty-two different releases including the original album, Soul's Core, greatest hits albums, 1990s compilations and acoustic compilations.[1] It was also sung by Dave Allen in the 2011 film Bad Teacher.

Content[edit]

The song is said to be about "a girl who is feeling depressed, crying out for a life away from her upbringing, a life full of Hollywood days and movie star-filled nights."[2]

Track listings[edit]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from the European CD single liner notes.[5]

Studios

Personnel

  • Shawn Mullins – writing, vocals, production
  • Glenn Matullo – recording
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Platinum 70,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States August 17, 1998 (1998-08-17) Alternative radio [30]
United Kingdom February 22, 1999 (1999-02-22)
  • CD
  • cassette
[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lullaby: Appears On". AllMusic. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
  2. ^ "Soul's Core". Allmusic.com. Retrieved May 24, 2008. Dominique Swain (actress) was in the video.
  3. ^ Lullaby (US 7-inch single vinyl disc). Shawn Mullins. SMG Records, Columbia Records. 1998. 38-79080.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  4. ^ Lullaby (UK CD single liner notes). Shawn Mullins. SMG Records, Columbia Records. 1998. 666959 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ a b Lullaby (European CD single liner notes). Shawn Mullins. Columbia Records. 1998. COL 666847 1.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Lullaby (Australian CD single liner notes). Shawn Mullins. Columbia Records. 1999. 666534 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Shawn Mullins – Lullaby". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 7010." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 6986." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 16 no. 11. March 13, 1999. p. 14. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Shawn Mullins – Lullaby" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "Íslenski Listinn (5.3–12.3. 1999)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). March 5, 1999. p. 10. Retrieved October 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Lullaby". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Shawn Mullins – Lullaby" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Shawn Mullins – Lullaby". Singles Top 100.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "Shawn Mullins Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  19. ^ "Shawn Mullins Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "Shawn Mullins Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  21. ^ "Shawn Mullins Chart History (Alternative Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "Shawn Mullins Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  23. ^ "RPM's Top 100 Adult Contemporary Tracks of '98". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  24. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles for 1999". ARIA. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  25. ^ "RPM 1999 Top 100 Hit Tracks". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  26. ^ "RPM 1999 Top 100 Adult Contemporary". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  27. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1999". Archived from the original on July 9, 2009. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
  28. ^ "1999 – The Year in Music" (PDF). Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 52. December 25, 1999. p. 148. Retrieved April 2, 2020.
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  30. ^ "Shawn Mullins: Lullaby" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1261. August 14, 1998. p. 99. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  31. ^ "New Releases – For Week Starting 22 February, 1999" (PDF). Music Week. February 20, 1999. p. 31. Retrieved July 16, 2021.

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