The Love Parade (song)

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"The Love Parade"
Dream Academy - The Love Parade.jpg
Single by The Dream Academy
from the album The Dream Academy
Released 1985 (UK)
1986 (United States)
Format Vinyl record (7" and 12"), cassette tape and CD
Recorded 1984
Length 3:50
Label Reprise / Blanco Y Negro
Songwriter(s) Gilbert Gabriel
Nick Laird-Clowes
Producer(s) Alan Tarney
The Dream Academy singles chronology
"This World"
(1985)
"The Love Parade"
(1985)
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
(1986)
"This World"
(1985)
"The Love Parade"
(1986)
"Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"
(1986)

"The Love Parade" is the fourth single released by The Dream Academy. It was a more "edgy" song than their previous singles, made so by the inclusion of themes of adultery and erotic temptation in the lyrics.[1], and was arranged to a brisk bossa nova-esque beat which was in stark contrast to the style of the group's first single Life In A Northern Town . There were two additional singles released in the UK by Blanco y Negro, a 7" shaped picture disc and a second limited edition release.

There were high hopes for the single, especially from Warners, and there was some degree of promotion of the song (such as a live performance on American Bandstand). However, the single failed to live up to the expectations of their debut single, "Life in a Northern Town", just making the top 40 (#36) in the US but reaching #68 in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

7" version

  1. "The Love Parade" - 3:50
  2. "Girl in a Million" (for Edie Sedgwick) - 3:50

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