Sweet Surrender (Sarah McLachlan song)

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"Sweet Surrender"
Single by Sarah McLachlan
from the album Surfacing
Released March 10, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:00
Label Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Writer(s) Sarah McLachlan
Producer(s) Pierre Marchand
Sarah McLachlan singles chronology
"Building a Mystery"
"Sweet Surrender"
Music sample

"Sweet Surrender" is a song by Canadian artist Sarah McLachlan. It was released in March 1998 as the second single from her multi-platinum album Surfacing.

A maxi-single with remixes by DJ Tiesto was released in 2001 making the single to peak at number 6 on the Hot Dance Club Play charts three years after its original release. In 1998, the song peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100[citation needed]. The radio mix of the song was used in its official music video. The song was also featured in the film Wildflowers starring Daryl Hannah.

Track listing[edit]

Canadian Maxi Single [1]
  1. Sweet Surrender (DJ Tiesto Remix Edit) — 3:50
  2. Sweet Surrender (DJ Tiesto Remix) — 7:04
  3. Sweet Surrender (Boilerhouse Remix) — 3:58
  4. I Love You (BT Remix) — 9:02

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Floria Sigismondi (as Allen Smithee[2]).

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 3
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[4] 15
US Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks[5] 10
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[6] 14
Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[7] 6


  1. ^ ""Sweet Surrender" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 2001-05-01. [dead link]
  2. ^ Thigpen, David (1998-02-13). "Hear and Now: Feb. 13, 1998". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ ""The Billboard Hot 100" on Billboard.com". Archived from the original on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 1998-05-16.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ ""Top 40 Mainstream " on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1997-08-23.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  5. ^ ""Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks " on Billboard.com". Archived from the original on November 21, 2014. Retrieved 1998-04-25.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ ""Hot Modern Rock Tracks" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 1998-03-21.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[dead link]
  7. ^ ""Hot Dance Club Play" on Billboard.com". Retrieved 2001-08-18. [dead link]

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