Wings of a Butterfly

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"Wings of a Butterfly"
Wings of a Butterfly.jpg
Single by HIM
from the album Dark Light
B-side"Poison Heart"
Released2 August 2005
FormatCD single, DVD
LabelSire Records
Songwriter(s)Ville Valo
HIM singles chronology
"And Love Said No"
"Wings of a Butterfly"
"Killing Loneliness"

"Wings of a Butterfly" (released as "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" on the album) is a song by the Finnish band HIM. It is the second track on the 2005 album Dark Light and was released as the album's first single that year; the song reached #1 on the Finnish charts, #10 in Germany and the UK, and #87 in the U.S., making it the biggest single from Dark Light. The music video, filmed at Union Station in Los Angeles, was #1 on the Rock Countdown on MTV2 in late 2005 for five weeks until it was retired.

Track listing[edit]

International track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly"
  2. "Poison Heart" (Ramones cover)
International maxi single track listing
  1. "Wings of a Butterfly"
  2. "And Love Said No" (616 version)
  3. "Vampire Heart" (live at Donington)
  4. "Wings of a Butterfly" (Video)
EU DVD Single
  1. "Wings Of A Butterfly (Video) - 3:29
  2. "Making Of Wings Of A Butterfly (Video) - 4:58

Charts positions[edit]

Chart position (2005/06) Peak
Finland 1
Austria 18
Germany 10
Greece[1] 4
Switzerland 28
Ireland 35
Italy 20
Norway 18
Spain 3
Sweden 12
UK Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
Hot Modern Rock Tracks 19