"Skinny Love" is a song by American indie folk band 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). On December 11, 2008, Bon Iver performed "Skinny Love" on the Late Show with David Letterman. 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. In July 2009, "Skinny Love" was announced at #92 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of All Time countdown.
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" 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. As of February 2012, the song had sold 320,475 copies in the UK.
A music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on April 1, 2011.
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