Skinny Love

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"Skinny Love"
Single by Bon Iver
from the album For Emma, Forever Ago
Released28 April 2008 (2008-04-28)
FormatDigital download
GenreIndie folk
Length3:59
Label4AD
Jagjaguwar
Writer(s)Justin Vernon
Bon Iver singles chronology
"Skinny Love"
(2008)
"For Emma"
(2008)
 
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"Skinny Love"
Single by Bon Iver
from the album For Emma, Forever Ago
Released28 April 2008 (2008-04-28)
FormatDigital download
GenreIndie folk
Length3:59
Label4AD
Jagjaguwar
Writer(s)Justin Vernon
Bon Iver singles chronology
"Skinny Love"
(2008)
"For Emma"
(2008)

"Skinny Love" is a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver.

Contents

Bon Iver

Skinny Love was the first single released from Bon Iver's 2007 debut album For Emma, Forever Ago. The song was released as a single in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2008. The song was used in the first episode of Grey's Anatomy's fifth season. The digital download track "Skinny Love" was selected to be iTunes (UK) single of the week and was available for free during that time, as well as being featured as the track of the day on National Public Radio. On October 6, 2008, "Skinny Love" was featured in the NBC series Chuck (season 2, episode 3).[1][2] On December 11, 2008, Bon Iver performed "Skinny Love" on the Late Show with David Letterman.[3] On January 26, 2009, "Skinny Love" was announced at #21 by the Australian national radio station Triple J in the annual Hottest 100 countdown of the previous year's best songs.[4] In July 2009, "Skinny Love" was announced at #92 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of All Time countdown.[5]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Skinny Love"  3:59

Chart performance

Chart (2012)Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6]32
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100[7]88

Birdy version

"Skinny Love"
Single by Birdy
from the album Birdy
Released30 January 2011 (2011-01-30)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2010
GenreFolk, chamber pop
Length3:23
Label14thfloor Records Atlantic
ProducerAlex.H.N.Gilbert
Birdy singles chronology
"Skinny Love"
(2011)
"Shelter"
(2011)

British musician Birdy released a cover version of the song on 30 January 2011 as a digital download. The single has been B-listed on Xfm and is a particular favorite with listeners of Shak's overnight show. The song was also chosen as "Record of The Week"[8] by UK radio DJ Fearne Cotton. This version was used in Season 2 Episode 21 of The Vampire Diaries and in Season 1 Episode 1 of Prisoners' Wives.

In 2011, "Skinny Love" sold 259,000 copies in the UK becoming the third biggest selling rock single of that year.[9] As of February 2012, the song had sold 320,475 copies in the UK.[10]

Music video

A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on April 1, 2011.[11]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Skinny Love"  3:20

Chart performance

Chart (2011-2012)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12]2
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[13]15
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[14]3
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[15]4
France (SNEP)[16]2
Ireland (IRMA)[17]35
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18]2
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[19]1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[20]17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21]19
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22]17
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100[23]70

Year-end charts

Chart (2011)Position
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[24]20
Dutch Singles Chart[25]22

Certifications

CountryProviderCertificationSales
BelgiumBEAGold[26]15,000

Release history

CountryDateFormatLabel
United Kingdom30 January 2011[27]Digital downloadAtlantic Records

References

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185872/
  2. ^ "BON IVER: Anywhere From Here". Volume One magazine. December 4, 2009. http://volumeone.org/magazine/articles/280/BON_IVER_Anywhere_from_Here.html/page/2. 
  3. ^ Letterman, David. "The Late Show Musical Guest Bon Iver 12/11/08 HQ Video" (video). Late Show with David Letterman. http://vodpod.com/watch/1232089-skinny-love-by-bon-iver-letterman-performance. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Kings of Leon top Triple J's Hottest 100". Courier-Mail. January 25, 2009. http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24966001-5012980,00.html. 
  5. ^ "Countdown | Hottest 100 - Of All Time | triple j". Abc.net.au. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/countdown/cd_91-100.htm. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Bon Iver – Skinny Love". Tracklisten. Hung Medien.
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/official-streaming-chart/
  8. ^ River Studios News, 2011
  9. ^ "The Top 20 rock singles and albums of 2011 revealed". The Official Charts Company. 17 January 2012. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/chart-news/the-top-20-rock-singles-and-albums-of-2011-revealed/. Retrieved 17 January 20121. 
  10. ^ Jones, Alan (13 February 2012). "Official Chart Analysis: Lana Del Rey scores biggest-selling album of 2012, Gotye shifts another 83k". Music Week. http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1048481&c=1. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNzCDt2eidg
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Birdy – Skinny Love". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Birdy – Skinny Love – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Birdy – Skinny Love" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Birdy – Skinny Love" (in French). Ultratop 40. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Birdy – Skinny Love" (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Birdy search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Stichting Nederlandse Top 40.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Birdy – Skinny Love" (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  20. ^ "Archive Chart". Scottish Singles Top 40. Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Birdy – Skinny Love – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Official Charts Company.
  23. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/official-streaming-chart/
  24. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN 2011" (in Dutch). http://www.ultratop.be/nl/annual.asp?year=2011&cat=s. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  25. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 2011". http://dutchcharts.nl/jaaroverzichten.asp?year=2011&cat=s. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  26. ^ "Ultratop - Gold + Platinum Singles - 2011". ultratop. 2012-01-28. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/certifications.asp?year=2011. 
  27. ^ Skinny Love - Single by Birdy www.amazon.co.uk/