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Skinny Love free piano sheet music by Birdy

About the song

"Skinny Love" is a song by the United States indie group called Bon Iver.

It was featured as a single for their album titled "For Emma, Forever Ago". It was released by the 4AD and Jagjaguwar labels as a digital download format on the 28th of April, year 2008. This three minutes and 58 seconds song was written by Justin Vernon. It managed to chart in Denmark and in the United Kingdom.

In Denmark, on the Tracklisten charts, it stopped at place number 32, while in UK it only managed to get as high as 88 on the UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100.

A wonderful cover for "Skinny Love" was created by the British indie singer Birdy. She released her own cover of the song on the 30th of January, year 2011. It was made available as a digital download, released for labels 14th Floor and Atlantic Records.

The recording of the cover took place in 2010 and the length of the song got shortened to just 3 minutes and 22 seconds. It was written by Justin Vernon and produced by Alex H. N. Gilbert.

Birdy’s version of "Skinny Love" was played on the radio station Xfm. It was named "Record of the Week" by Fearne Cotton, a DJ at a radio station in UK. In popular culture, this version of the song was included in two TV shows.

First, it was used in episode number 21 of season 2 of "The Vampire Diaries". Then, it was featured in the debut episode of "Prisoners’ Wives".

"Skinny Love" by Birdy managed to chart very well internationally. In Australia, it reached the second spot on the ARIA charts.

In Belgium, it got to the third position on the Ultratop 50 Flanders and the fourth position on the Ultratop 50 Wallonia. In Austria, it only got as far as spot 15 on the Austria Top 40. In France, the SNEP charts placed it at the second place. In Germany, the position was disappointing, only rank 73. On the Irish IRMA charts, it went as high as 22.

It also reached the second spot on the Dutch Top 40 and the Recorded Music NZ. It got to top 20 in places such as Scotland and Switzerland and the UK.In the United States, "Skinny Love" by Birdy peaked at rank 24 on the Hot Rock Songs charts. On the Adult Top 40 and the Alternative Songs, it only reached spot 40.

"Skinny Love" by Birdy is a gentle song, suitable for the piano. Enjoy the free piano music material that we have on PianoForge!

Skinny Love
Writer:Justin Vernon
Producer:Alex H. N. Gilbert
Released:30 January 2011
Track length:3:22
Labels:Atlantic, 14th Floor

Piano cover

Skinny Love - Birdy video tutorial preview

Free sheet music list for download

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  • 1 Version 1
  • 2 Version 2 - Piano songbook, includes multiple songs
  • 3 Version 3
  • 4 Version 4 - Lyrics included
  • 5 Version 5

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Dana K June 07, 2015 at 07:01 #1

SO helpful for those of us who haven't played in years, THANK YOU!!!!

Admin June 07, 2015 at 18:50 #2

No, thank you! :) And remember...if you have any piano scores that you wish to share, feel free to submit them. Regards!

Smirti July 31, 2015 at 07:43 #3

Um, I have no idea how to download the PDF. Help?

Gwen July 31, 2015 at 11:43 #4

Yes, that's also my problem...

Cor1nne January 22, 2016 at 01:56 #5

So... I downloaded it and it came up as just the lines and one page. No notes... I'm very confused but REALLY want the music it's my favorite song.