"Lovefool" is a pop song written by Peter Svensson and Nina Persson for The Cardigans' third studio album First Band on the Moon (1996). The song was featured in the film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. It was released as the album's lead single in 1996. The single was certified gold in Australia. "Lovefool" has also been covered by The Hush Sound, and they have played the song at several of their shows. More recently the song has been covered by New Found Glory in their album "From The Screen To Your Stereo Part II."
The song became the Cardigans' first real hit single, topping the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart and making appearances on six other Billboard charts. In 1997, the song found international success, peaking at #2 on the UK singles chart and finding moderate success on most European charts.
The song's US music video features Lemuel Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels being.
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