So Alive (Love and Rockets song)

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"So Alive"
So Alive single.jpg
Single by Love and Rockets
from the album Love and Rockets
B-side "Dreamtime"
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Length 4:16
Songwriter(s) Daniel Ash
Producer(s) John Fryer
Love and Rockets singles chronology
"So Alive"
"Rock & Roll Babylon"
"So Alive"
"Rock & Roll Babylon"

"So Alive" is a song by British alternative rock band Love and Rockets, released in 1989 as the second single from their self-titled fourth album.

Chart success[edit]

The single was Love and Rockets' biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it stayed for five weeks,[2] as well as achieving a peak of number 9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It went to number one for two weeks in Canada (RPM Magazine). The single also reached number 79 on the UK Singles Chart,[3] number 24 on the Australian ARIA singles chart,[4] and number 16 in New Zealand.[5]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1989) Peak position
Australia (ARIA) 24
Canada (RPM) 1
New Zealand (RMNZ) 16
UK (Official Charts Company) 79
US Billboard Hot 100 3
US Billboard Album Rock Tracks 9
US Billboard Dance Club Play[6] 20
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1
Preceded by
"Fascination Street" by The Cure
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
June 24–July 28, 1989
Succeeded by
"Disappointed" by Public Image Ltd.


The song was covered by hard rock band Black Light Burns on their album Cover Your Heart.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 381. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4. 
  2. ^ "Alternative Songs". Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts > Love and Rockets". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ " > Love and Rockets - So Alive (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  5. ^ " > Love and Rockets - So Alive (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Love and Rockets - Chart history | Billboard". Retrieved 2017-04-27. 

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