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Interesting facts and trivia about Lovefool. By Songfacts®.

"Lovefool" was the song that propelled the Cardigans to international stardom. US listeners took notice when it was featured on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and Top 40 Mainstream, but was kept from the Hot 100 because it was not issued as a commercial single (until December 1998, songs were not eligible to chart on the Hot 100 until they released a single in the US).

Lead singer Nina Persson penned the lyrics for this song, while guitarist Peter Svensson wrote the music. Persson was sitting in an airport waiting for a plane when she was inspired to write the song and thought it would have a "slow bossa nova feel." She told STIM (The Swedish Performing Rights Society): "I do find that the biggest hits are the ones that are the easiest to write."

A graduation party gig would seem like a step down at this point, but not when it's for the college seniors on Beverly Hills, 90210. The Cardigans performed this song, along with "Been It," during the Roaring '20s-themed bash on the season 7 finale "Graduation Day: Part 2" in 1997.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Lovefool.
4/4Time Signature


The album Lovefool is released on.

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The record label that has released Lovefool.
Universal Music AB
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℗ 1996 Universal Music AB

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