Skinny Love free piano sheet music by Bon Iver
About the song
This article is about Bon Iver's version of Skinny Love. For Birdy's version, check here.
"Skinny Love" was released on April 28th, 2008 and it's a single from the American indie folk band Bon Iver.
The song was written by Justin Vernon and it stands as the band's debut single. It belongs to the indie folk genre and it runs a duration of 3:58 minutes.
The track is part of the "For Emma, Forever Ago" album, which the band's first studio album. It was initially released to the British audience and it has been featured on various television projects, such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Chuck".
"Skinny Love" has had important achievements. It became "National Public Radio's" track of the day, it was iTunes' single of the week, in the United Kingdom.
Another important achievement of the song consists in "Skinny Love" being ranked at number 21 on the list of "Hottest 100 countdown of the previous year's best songs", made by the Australian radio station, Triple J.
One year later it reached number 92 on the same radio station's list of "Hottest 100 of All Time countdown". In 2013, Triple J once again included the song on their lists, this time on "Hottest 100 of the Last 20 Years countdown", where it was ranked at number 16.
Due to the single's success and popularity, "Skinny Love" has been covered by many artists, since its release.
The most notable one is attributed to the British singer, Birdy. He released the song on January 30th, 2011 for digital download.
He made a shorter version, of 3:22, which was produced by Alex H. N. Gilbert. The cover appeared in the television series "The Vampire Diaries" and it has encountered big popularity. It became a favorite for the audience of the radio station "Shak". The British radio DJ Fearne Cotton named it "Record Of The Week".
"Skinny Love" reached number two on the Australian Singles Chart. The popularity also came as a result of the song's performance by a contestant from the television talent show "The X Factor". The same thing happened in New Zealand, where, after the song featured on the show, it reached number two on the charts.
The song was a commercial success, as well. It sold more than 300 thousand copies in the United Kingdom alone, where it was one of the best selling rock singles of the year. It was certified six times platinum in Australia, platinum in France and Belgium and gold in the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland and the United States.
The band released three different versions of the music video for "Skinny Love": in April and October 2011 and the last one in January 2014.
"Skinny Love" is one of the most successful contemporary songs and it stands as the proof of a promising career for the group.
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|Released:||28 April 2008|
|Album:||For Emma, Forever Ago|