Pavement Cracks

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"Pavement Cracks"
Pavement Cracks.jpg
Single by Annie Lennox
from the album Bare
Released 2003
Format Promotional recording
Genre Pop rock
Length 5:10 (Album Version)
3:51 (Radio Edit)
Label BMG
J Records
Writer(s) Annie Lennox
Producer(s) Stephen Lipson
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox singles chronology
"Something So Right"
"Pavement Cracks"
"Into the West"

"Pavement Cracks" is a song by Annie Lennox, released as a promotional-only single from her album Bare in 2003.

Music video[edit]

A music video was made for the single; it remains unreleased but can be found on YouTube.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pavement Cracks" (Mac Quayle Extended Mix) - 6:30
  2. "Pavement Cracks" (Goldtrix Club Mix) - 6:26
  3. "Pavement Cracks" (The Scumfrog Club Mix) - 8:21
  4. "Pavement Cracks" (Gabriel & Dresden Club Mix) - 9:56
  5. "Pavement Cracks" (The Scumfrog Knob Dub) - 6:45
  6. "Pavement Cracks" (Gabriel & Dresden Mixshow Edit) - 5:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Position
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Singles Sales 17


  • Mixed By - Heff Moraes
  • Producer - Stephen Lipson
  • Written-By - Annie Lennox


  • The song was released as a Promo only single.[1]
  • Whether deliberate or instinctive, "Pavement Cracks" captured the mood of the US, perhaps the world, in the aftermath of the economic collapse that started in late 2001 / early 2002. Unemployment and homelessness spiked and remained high for several years, reaching a peak about the time the song was released. Literally millions of peoples' lives fell apart, and a mood of hoplessness began to permiate the country. I was one of the people deeply effected by the collapse, and I still remember where I was standing, and exactly how I felt, when I first heard Annie Lenox singing "Pavement Cracks". Haunting, mesmerizing, smooth and loving, eerie, and unstoppable, and very very sad, "Pavement Cracks" wrapped it's arms around a cold, scared, hopeless nation, and me, and told us that there was at least one person out there that understood what we were feeling. I consider it to be a very important piece of art and I appreciate the effort, the beauty, the genius, and the gesture. A belated; thank you Annie Lennox.

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