Friday, May 19, 2023

"Lullaby" by The Cure

Song#:  4127
Date:  12/02/1989
Debut:  85
Peak:  74
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Alternative Rock

Pop Bits:  The Cure secured their biggest hit in the US with "Lovesong," the second single from their album Disintegration. It would reach #2 Pop/#2 Modern Rock. The hit would help send the LP to #12. Up next for release was this third single. Over in the UK, the song was the first single released from the album and it would become their biggest hit there getting to #5. However, it didn't quite catch on in the US and it would stall low on the Pop chart while only reaching #23 Modern Rock and #31 Dance. The album had already gone platinum in October of '89 and it would remain at that level until 2004 when it got bumped up to double platinum status. Two further singles from the album would be released with both peaking around the same position as this one.

ReduxReview:  This creepy track from the band had an equally creepy video, which won British Video of the Year at the Brit Awards. Its cool groove wasn't the stuff Top 10 dreams were made of, but the haunting track was certainly memorable in its own way.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Thanks to their breakthrough hit "Lovesong" and platinum sales of Disintegration, anticipation was high for the next album. However, before that would happen, a remix album titled Mixed Up would be issued out in late 1990. It would reach #14 and go gold (later platinum). The Cure would then work on their next studio album. Upon the release, 1992's Wish would debut at #2 and within a couple of months it would go platinum. It got a boost thanks to a pair of Modern Rock #1s including "Friday I'm in Love," which became the band's second biggest US hit reaching #18. The band would continue over the years in various iterations with Robert Smith always at the forefront. All their studio albums from 1996 through to 2008, would make the Top 20. In 2019, The Cure would be induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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