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Cure - Friday I'm in Love (Pinkpop Festival 2012)

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"Friday I'm in Love"
Single by The Cure
from the album Wish
Released11 May 1992
FormatCD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
GenrePost-punk, New Wave
Length3:38
LabelFiction
ProducerRobert Smith
David Allen
The Cure singles chronology

"Friday I'm in Love" is a song by British rock band The Cure. It is the second single taken from the album Wish (1992), and is among the band's most well-known songs.[1] It won the award for European Viewer's Choice for Best Music Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

Writing

During the writing process, Robert Smith became convinced that he had inadvertently stolen the chord progression from somewhere, and this led him to a state of paranoia where he called everyone he could think of and played the song for them, asking if they heard the song before. None of them had, and Robert realized that the melody was indeed his.[2]

The track was produced by both David M. Allen and The Cure.

Personnel

Like much of the band's artwork, the single's art was designed and created by guitarist Porl Thompson and Andy Vella.

  • Robert Smith - Voice, guitar, keyboard
  • Simon Gallup - Bass
  • Porl Thompson - Guitar
  • Boris Williams - Drums
  • Perry Bamonte - Keyboard, guitar

Music video

The video, directed by Tim Pope, features the band performing the song in front of various backdrops on a soundstage. Throughout the video, the band play around with various props and costumes while several extras wander about, causing chaos and ultimately trashing the set. Tim Pope makes a cameo in the beginning, riding a rocking horse and yelling out high-pitched stage directions through a plastic megaphone after inhaling helium from a balloon. The final shot is of bassist Simon Gallup crouching and peering into the camera while wearing a bridal veil and holding some champagne. The producer of Friday I'm in Love, Dave M. Allen, makes an appearance in the background, holding up props too.

Use in other media

The track is the main theme song used in the 2009 film He's Just Not That into You.[3]Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips covered the track for a compilation of The Cure covers, to be released on American Laundromat Records.[4] A cover by Dryden Mitchell featured in the film "50 First Dates" (2004). The Jon Foreman/Sean Watkins side project Fiction Family covered the song for the deluxe edition of their debut self-titled album, "Fiction Family[5] The song is also one of the playable tracks in Lips: Party Classics on Xbox 360, released in February 2010.

Chart performance

The single was a number 6 hit in the UK and reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the band's last American Top 40 hit to date. It was also the band's last song (in a string of four) to top the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, matching the success of their previous single, "High", with a four-week stint at number 1.

See also

  • Number one modern rock hits of 1992

References

  1. ^ "The Cure's Charts". Last.fm. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Cure/+charts. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Cure's Robert Smith interview - Part Two". femalefirst.co.uk. 28-Oct 2010. http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/interviews/Robert+Smith-59117.html. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  3. ^ Film trailer: He's Just Not That into You guardian.co.uk, 2 October 2008
  4. ^ JUST LIKE HEAVEN - A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE alr-music.com, 28 December 2008
  5. ^ [1] iTunes Music Store; "Fiction Family" by Fiction Family, 20 January 2009
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "The Cure – Friday I'm In Love – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.
  8. ^ Top Singles - Volume 56, No. 8, August 22 1992. RPM100 (Top Singles). RPM
  9. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  10. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love". Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love". VG-lista. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love". Singles Top 60. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "The Cure – Friday I'm In Love – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Chart Stats – The Cure – Friday I'm In Love" UK Singles Chart. Chart Stats.
  17. ^ "The Cure Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for The Cure. Prometheus Global Media.
  18. ^ "The Cure Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play for The Cure. Prometheus Global Media.
  19. ^ "The Cure Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The Cure. Nielsen Business Media.
   

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