Music video by The Cardigans performing Lovefool. (C) 1996 Universal Music AB
"Lovefool" is a pop song written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson for The Cardigans' third studio album, First Band on the Moon, released as a single on 14 September 1996, in the United Kingdom and internationally on 5 October 1996. It was released as the album's lead single in 1996 and became the Cardigans' first international hit single, topping the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and making appearances on six other Billboard charts. In 1997, the song found international success, peaking at number two on the UK Singles Chart and finding moderate success on some other European charts. The single also topped the charts in New Zealand, and was certified Gold in Australia.
The song was featured in the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet just two months after the release of the single, as well as in the 1999 film Cruel Intentions. It has also been covered by numerous musical acts since its release, including by indie pop band The Hush Sound, who have played the song at several of their shows. More recently the song was covered by pop punk band New Found Glory on their album From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II.
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