Fade into You

"Fade into You"
Single by Mazzy Star
from the album So Tonight That I Might See
Released April 12, 1994 (1994-04-12)
Format CD single
Genre Dream pop
Length 4:55
Label Capitol
Producer(s) David Roback
Mazzy Star singles chronology
"Five String Serenade"
"Fade into You"
"She's My Baby"

"Fade into You" is a song by rock group Mazzy Star from their album So Tonight That I Might See. The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. It reached number three on the Billboard Modern Rock chart in 1994, and is Mazzy Star's only single to make the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 44. The song also charted at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart.

The group had two other songs make the Modern Rock Top 40, ("Halah" and "Blue Flower") but they did not approach the success of "Fade into You". Pitchfork Media included the song at number 19 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s.[1] Australian alternative music radio station Triple J ranked the song the 32nd greatest of 1994.

J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.) covered the song in 2014 and performed it on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Music videos

Two music videos were completed for "Fade Into You." The first was directed by Merlyn Rosenberg and premiered on MTV in late October 1993, several weeks after the album's release. It features the band performing in front of a projection depicting white clouds in a black sky, and is interlaced with slow-motion footage of the band in various locales in the Mojave Desert. Portions of this video were filmed at the same location U2 shot the artwork for The Joshua Tree. A second music video was directed by Kevin Kerslake and first aired in February 1994. Known as the Black and White version for its mono-chromic content throughout, the intentionally grainy, distorted footage shows the band performing in a darkened Burlesque-era ballroom, and is interspersed with footage of Sandoval and Roback at various sites around San Francisco, including the All Seasons Hotel (now the Crescent Hotel) and neighboring Stockton Street tunnel, coupled with genuine footage of the same sites shot in the 1930s. Only the latter music video was broadcast internationally.

Track listings

All songs written and composed by Hope Sandoval and David Roback, except where noted.

  • UK CD Single (7243 8-81534-2-3)
  1. "Fade Into You" - 4:54
  2. "Blue Flower" - 3:35 (Peter Blegvad/Anthony Moore)
  3. "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37 (Minnie McCoy)
  • Europe CD EP (7243 8-81448-2-7) / US CD (7243 8-58121-2-5) / AUS CD (8814482)
  1. "Fade Into You" - 4:52
  2. "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37 (McCoy)
  3. "Under My Car" - 3:35
  4. "Bells Ring" (acoustic version) - 4:36
  • US 12" Vinyl (7243 8-81534-0-9)
  1. "Fade Into You" - 4:52
  2. "Five String Serenade" (album version) - 4:27 (Arthur Lee)
  3. "Under My Car" - 3:36
  4. "Bells Ring" (acoustic version) - 4:35

  • US Limited Edition EP (DPRO-79401)
  1. "Fade Into You" (Album Version) - 4:53
  2. "Into Dust" (Live) - 5:39
  3. "Ride It On" (Live) - 2:59
  4. "Ghost Highway" (Live) - 3:16
  5. "Blue Light" (Live) - 5:09
  6. "I'm Gonna Bake My Biscuit" - 3:37 (McCoy)
  7. "Under My Car" - 3:35
  8. "Bells Ring" (Acoustic Version) - 4:36
  9. "Fade Into You" (Radio Edit) - 4:16
Tracks 2-5 taken from a
November 1, 1993
MTV Europe performance.

"Fade Into You"
Album version, as it appeared on So Tonight That I Might See

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Chart (1994) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 72
Canada (RPM)[3] 83
UK Singles Chart[4] 48
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 44
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[5] 3
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[5] 19


  1. Pitchfork Top 200 Tracks of the 90s
  2. "Australian Charts", australian-charts.com, retrieved 2012-01-12
  3. "RPM100 Hit Tracks", RPM, 60 (18), November 21, 1994, retrieved 2011-05-23
  4. Zywietz, Tobias, "Chart Log UK: M – My Vitriol", zobbel.de, retrieved 2011-11-08
  5. 1 2 3 "Mazzy Star > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles > Fade Into You", Allmusic, Rovi Corporation, retrieved 2011-10-24

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