Song Sunday: Fade Into You

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“I think it’s strange you never knew…”

Sunday evening’s playlist submission is Fade Into You by alternative band Mazzy Star. Released April 12, 1994, it is the first track on the album So Tonight That I Might See. Written by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, it was a surprise hit, peaking at #44 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #19 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks (Alternative Songs, now) chart and #48 on the UK Singles chart. It was Mazzy Star‘s only single to make to make the Billboard Hot 100. It has been used, frequently, in movies, most notably Starship Troopers, Lord of War, Burlesque and Thank You For Your Service plus several TV shows.

I’d never heard of Mazzy Star or heard this song when it originally came out. I am late to the party finding this, just discovering them a few years ago. Sadly, David Roback passed away February 24, 2020, from cancer.

Mazzy Star Official (Facebook Page)

Lyrics

MTV Version

Monochrome Version

3 thoughts on “Song Sunday: Fade Into You

    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    June 9, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    I love the slide as well…I’ve heard it before…I just don’t know where…it had to be in a movie or show. Good pick Vic

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      June 9, 2020 at 2:04 PM

      Thanks. It’s a shame they didn’t get much airplay in total.

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    June 20, 2020 at 4:56 AM

    That is stunning. Really liked it.

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