The Psychedelic Furs

Love My Way

Composed by John Ashton / Richard Butler / Tim Butler / Vince Ely

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A bittersweet pop song, memorable for its lush keyboards and insistently xylophone-esque melody line, "Love My Way" was written by Richard Butler around two notes he'd been playing with on his Stylophone. Out drinking the previous evening, hungover when he awoke but in desperate need of something to play to guitarist John Ashton when they got together later in the day, the two notes stuck in his head while the lyrics came tumbling out, relayed into the Dictaphone he always kept by his side.

Hearing the resultant skeleton for the first time, Ashton was far from impressed. But Butler persevered and, with keyboard player Ed Buller adding the distinctive marimba sound; producer Todd Rundgren admonishing Butler to sing, not shout, the lyric; and the Flo & Eddie vocal team adding their own trademark harmony magic, the band's first major American hit single was born.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Forever Now 1982 Sony Music Distribution
All of This and Nothing 1988 Catalogue
Collection 1992 Phantom Import Distribution / Sony BMG 3:34
Rock of the '80s, Vol. 5 1993
Various Artists
Priority Records / Priority 3:35
Absolution 1993
Various Artists
Alex 3:31
Sedated in the Eighties 1993
Various Artists
The Right Stuff 3:33
Valley Girl (Music from the Soundtrack) 1994
Original Soundtrack
Rhino 3:40
Flashback Cafe, Vol. 2 1995
Various Artists
Oglio Records 3:30
MTV Class of 1983 1995
Various Artists
Rhino 3:41
In the Pink 1996 Sony Music Distribution 3:30
Should God Forget: A Retrospective 1997 Sony Music Distribution
The Wedding Singer [Original Soundtrack] 1998
Original Soundtrack
Maverick / Warner Bros./Maverick 3:30
Chart Toppers: Modern Rock Hits of the 80s, Vol. 1 1998
Various Artists
Priority Records / Priority 3:35
The Greatest Hits of the '80s, Vol. 10 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 3:33
Let It Rock 1983 2000
Various Artists
Direct Source 3:32
Alternative Evolution 2000
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:32
Greatest Hits 2001 BMG / Sony Music
Greatest Hits of the 80's [Sony] 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:33
Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live 2001 Sony Music Distribution
The Ultimate Hits of the 80's 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 3:33
The Ultimate Jukebox Hits of the '80s, Vol. 1 2001
Various Artists
Collectables 3:33
Jukebox Hits of the '80s [Collectables] 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:35
40 Years of Jukebox Hits: The 50's, 60's, 70's & 80's 2002
Various Artists
Collectables 3:33
New Wave Hits of the '70s & '80s 2002
Various Artists
Immediate / Sony Music Distribution 3:34
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Vol. 2: Wave 103 2002
Original Soundtrack
Sony Music Distribution 3:29
Elite: Rock 2003
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Box of Rock 2003
Various Artists
Import 3:34
Big Shiny 80's [Muchmusic] 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution
I Want My New Wave 2005
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 3:36
Eighties Obsession [Rajon] 2005
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd.
New Wave 80's [Madacy] 2005
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Madacy 3:33
Electric '80s [Sony] 2005
Various Artists
Sony BMG 3:33
Bairro Alto: Noites Loucas Anos 80 2006
Various Artists
SL Entertainment
This Is '80s New Wave 2006
Various Artists
Cleopatra 3:33
No Image 2006
Various Artists
Barking Mad
Starter for 10 2007
Original Soundtrack
Rhino 3:41
Gold: '80s British 2007
Various Artists
Hip-O 3:33
Best of the Psychedelic Furs 2007 Sony Music Distribution 3:34
Top Hits of the 80's: Groovin' Hits 2007
Various Artists
Collectables 3:33
The Edge of the 80's 2008
Various Artists
BMG 3:33
The Psychedelic Furs/Talk Talk Talk/Forever Now/Mirror Moves/Midnight to Midnight 2008 Legacy / Sony BMG 3:33
Ultimate 80s Collection [Collectables] 2008
Various Artists
Collectables 3:33
Hung 2010
Original Television Soundtrack
Primary Wave 3:33
Playlist: The Best of the Psychedelic Furs 2011 Sony BMG
Haynes Ultimate Guide to the 80s 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:32
100 Hits: The New Romantics 2011
Various Artists
Demon 3:33
Greatest Ever!: Eighties: The Definitive Collection [2014] 2014
Various Artists
Greatest Ever 3:31
Pure... Electronic '80s 2014
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:31
Now That's What I Call New Wave 80s 2015
Various Artists
Legacy / Sony Music 3:29
'80s Summer Album 2016
Various Artists
Crimson 3:29
100 Hits: Pure '80s
Various Artists
100 Hits / Demon Records / Edsel 3:34
1982: A Time To Remember the Classic Years
Various Artists
The CD Card Company / Sony BMG 3:34
Box of Rock [Disc 7]
Various Artists
Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd. 3:34
Cutting Edge 80s: The Alternative Sound of the Decade
Various Artists
Sony Music
Greatest Ever! 80s Road Trip
Various Artists
Greatest Ever
Heaven: The Best of the Psychedelic Furs Camden / Sony Music Distribution
Jaguar London Calling Collection
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution
No Image
Original Soundtrack
Rhino 3:41
The  New Romantics [EMI 2009]
Various Artists
Mixed Repertoire 3:33
No Image
Original Soundtrack
Maverick 3:30
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