#1 Crush

Release date
1996
Running length
1 track
Running time
4:45

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1 #1 Crush 4:45 163,525

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“#1 Crush” is a song by Garbage, released internationally on the b-side to their debut release “Vow”, and in the United Kingdom on the b-side to second single “Subhuman”.

In 1996, the track was remixed by Nellee Hooper and Marius de Vries for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrman’s modernised William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet movie adaptation. The remix of “#1 Crush” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks, where it stayed for four weeks, and was nominated for Best Song From a Movie at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards.

“#1 Crush” became the theme tune to the UK 2004 TV series Hex, and in 2007, its remix was remastered and included on Garbage’s greatest hits album Absolute Garbage.

“#1 Crush” was written and recorded between March, 1994 and May, 1995 during sessions between band members Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig in either Marker’s basement recording studio or at their own Smart Studios in Madison.

Shirley Manson (speaking about “#1 Crush”): “All real love is a form of obsession, if you love someone more than anything else, that degree of exclusivity requires an abnormal amount of passion and care. And that can be positive. It’s just that keeping it short of unhealthy, short of violence, really requires a bit of moderation. You can’t let something like that take over all of your thought processes.”

In 1996, Nellee Hooper remixed “#1 Crush” for inclusion on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack. Hooper added a distorted vocal sample from Madonna’s 1994 single “Bedtime Story”.

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  • howhigh13

    Love hurts,

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Rewalkz

    Обложечка загляденье.

    14 Mar 2009 Reply
  • intrudr

    странно, что и в дискографиях его нигде нет.. оригинал числится в саундтреках к "ромео и джульетта", но и там я его не услышал прячут что ли..

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • anren_giltomiel

    очень странно, что здесь присутствует только микс от Nellee Hooper на эту песню, а оригинального трека от Garbage нет.

    24 Oct 2008 Reply

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