The Siren (song)

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"The Siren"
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Single by Nightwish
from the album Once
Released June 25, 2005
Format CD
Recorded November 2003-March 2004 at
Tempputupa Studios, Finland
Length 5:09
Label Spinefarm, Nuclear Blast
Songwriter(s) Tuomas Holopainen, Emppu Vuorinen
Producer(s) Tero Kinnunen
Nightwish singles chronology
"Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan"
(2004)
"The Siren"
(2005)
"Sleeping Sun"
(2005)
"Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan"
(2004)
"The Siren"
(2005)
"Sleeping Sun"
(2005)

"The Siren" is the fourth and last single of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish's fifth studio album Once. The song was recorded with the London Session Orchestra and includes many exotic instruments, for example an electric violin and a sitar;[1] it also has very few lines.[2]

"Symphony of Destruction", a live cover included on the single, was originally performed by Megadeth on their album Countdown to Extinction. It was also released as a bonus track on the platinum edition of "Once".

The song was performed with previous frontwoman, Anette Olzon, and on September 19, 2009, at the Hartwall Areena, the band was supported by two cellists from the Finnish Cello rock band Apocalyptica.

Track listing[edit]

Spinefarm Records[edit]

  1. The Siren (edited)
  2. The Siren (album version)
  3. The Siren (live)
  4. Kuolema tekee taiteilijan (live)

Nuclear Blast Records[edit]

  1. The Siren (edited)
  2. The Siren (album version)
  3. The Siren (live)
  4. Symphony of Destruction (live)
  5. Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan (live)

Nems Enterprises[edit]

  1. The Siren (edited)
  2. The Siren
  3. The Siren (live)

Bonus tracks:

  1. Creek Mary' s Blood (orch. istr. score)
  2. Symphony of Destruction (live)

Chart performance[edit]

The Siren reached th 59th place in the Swiss charts, 51st in the German charts, 30th in Swedish the charts, third in the Finnish charts and fifteenth in the Danish charts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""The Siren" single". Nightwish.com. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^ "The 10 Best Nightwish Songs". TeamRock. TeamRock. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived September 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.