Sometimes (Erasure song)

Sometimes (Erasure song)

Infobox Single
Name = Sometimes

Artist = Erasure
from Album = The Circus
B-side = "Sexuality", "Say What"
Released = October 6, 1986
Format = 12", 7", CD
Recorded = 1986
Genre = Synthpop
Length = 3:38
Label = Mute (UK), Sire (US)
Writer = Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer = Flood
Last single = "Oh L'amour"
This single = "Sometimes"
Next single = "It Doesn't Have To Be"

"Sometimes" is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in October 1986 as their fourth single overall.

After three commercial flops from their debut album "Wonderland", "Sometimes" became Erasure's first bonafide hit, peaking at number one in South Africa, number two on the UK singles chart and in Germany, and becoming a huge international hit. The song became Erasure's second Top 5 hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where it peaked at number four.

Written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, "Sometimes" typifies the Erasure "sound" — an uptempo, dance-oriented pop tune accentuated by Clarke's analogue synthesizers and Bell's lyrics about being in love. The music video showcases Erasure on a building rooftop — Clarke playing an acoustic guitar and Bell singing — as they weave through white sheets hanging from a laundry line.

"Sometimes" spent seventeen weeks in the UK singles chart — the duo's longest chart run for a single in that country — and was included on Erasure's second album "The Circus", released six months later in March 1987.

Track listings

7" single (MUTE51)

# "Sometimes"
# "Sexuality" (Single Mix)

12" single (12MUTE51)

# "Sometimes" (12" Mix)
# "Sexuality" (12" Mix)
# "Say What" (Remix)

Limited 12" single (L12MUTE 51)

# "Sometimes" (Shiver Mix)
# "Sexuality" (Private Mix)
# "Senseless" (Remix)

Cassette single (CMUTE51)

# "Sometimes"
# "Sexuality" (Single Mix)
# "Who Needs Love Like That"
# "Heavenly Action"
# "Oh L'amour"

CD single (CDMUTE51)

# "Sometimes"
# "Sexuality" (Single Mix)
# "Sometimes" (12" Mix)
# "Sexuality" (12" Mix)
# "Say What" (Remix)

Chart performance

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