The Love Parade (song)
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|"The Love Parade"|
|Single by The Dream Academy|
|from the album The Dream Academy|
1986 (United States)
|Format||Vinyl record (7" and 12"), cassette tape and CD|
|Label||Reprise / Blanco Y Negro|
|The Dream Academy singles chronology|
"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., 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.
- "The Love Parade" - 3:50
- "Girl in a Million" (for Edie Sedgwick) - 3:50