Lullaby (Shawn Mullins song)

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Single by Shawn Mullins
from the album Soul's Core
Released September 22, 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1994-1998
Genre Rock
Length 5:31 (Album Version)
4:32 (Radio Edit)
Label Sony
Writer(s) Shawn Mullins
Producer(s) Peter Collins, Russ Fowler
Shawn Mullins singles chronology

"Lullaby" is a song by American rock singer Shawn Mullins, from the album Soul's Core. It was released in 1998. The song has been Mullins' most successful song to date, reaching number-one on the Adult Top 40, number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number 9 on the Modern Rock Tracks in the United States.[1] It also had success abroad, reaching number 9 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] number 5 in Australia[3] and number 2 in Canada.

It has appeared on thirty-two different releases including the original album, Soul's Core, greatest hits albums, 1990s compilations and acoustic compilations.[4]


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."[5]


Then about 10 years ago, I had what Dar Williams calls a ‘monster hit’ [Lullaby] and it was. It was like a monster because I found myself going from places like this to opening for the Backstreet Boys and En Vogue and Destiny's Child. It was very weird, it was a little surreal for me I will admit. I was standing up there solo at Madison Square Garden just going ‘What am I doing here?’

— Shawn Mullins, Concert September 17th, 2008[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1998–99) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 5
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[8] 2
Canada Adult Contemporary Tracks (RPM) 5
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 75
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 17
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[11] 83
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 10
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 9
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 1
US Billboard Hot 100 7
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 9

End of year charts[edit]

End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 46


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