Prayer for the Dying

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"Prayer for the Dying"
Seal prayer for the dying.jpg
Single by Seal
from the album Seal
Released25 April 1994
FormatCD single
Recorded1994
Genre
Length5:30 (album version)
4:16 (single version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Seal
  • Isidore
Producer(s)Trevor Horn
Seal singles chronology
"Violet"
(1992)
"Prayer for the Dying"
(1994)
"Kiss from a Rose"
(1994)

"Kiss from a Rose" / "I'm Alive"
(1995)

"Don't Cry" / "Prayer for the Dying"
(1995)

"Fly Like an Eagle"
(1997)

"Prayer for the Dying" is a song by British musician Seal and Augustus Lundell "Gus" Isidore. It was released as the lead single from his second studio album Seal (a.k.a. Seal II) in May 1994, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In November 1995, it was released as a double A-side with "Don't Cry"; this release reached number 51 on the UK chart. In Canada it became Seal's first of three songs to peak at number two on the RPM Top Singles chart, becoming his joint highest-charting single in the country.

Track listings[edit]

CD1 (ZANG51CD)

  1. "Prayer for the Dying" – 4:16
  2. "Dreaming in Metaphors (piano version)" – 5:02
  3. "Prayer for the Dying (instrumental)" – 4:16
  4. "Crazy (acoustic version)" – 3:32

CD2 (ZANG51CD2)

  1. "Prayer for the Dying" – 4:16
  2. "Prayer for the Dying (Eren/Ollie Mix)" – 4:57
  3. "Prayer for the Dying (Psalm Dub)" – 6:37

Charts[edit]

Covers[edit]

In the Philippines, Acoustic singer Paolo Santos covered the rendition from 3rd full-length album, Wave Sessions 2. Filipino rock band Bamboo covered their rendition of "Prayer For The Dying" from their 3rd album, "We Stand Alone Together" in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 31 Jul 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Seal – Prayer for the Dying" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2592." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 2565." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Seal – Prayer for the Dying". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Seal – Prayer for the Dying" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Seal – Prayer for the Dying". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Seal – Prayer for the Dying". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  13. ^ "Seal Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Seal Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  15. ^ "Seal Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  16. ^ "Seal Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  17. ^ "RPM Top 100 Hit Tracks of 1994". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 1994". Retrieved 27 August 2010.

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