Julee Cruise

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Julee Cruise (2008)

Julee Cruise (born December 1, 1956 in Creston , Iowa ) is an American singer.


She became known for working with David Lynch as a singer for some songs in his films. Rights restrictions Lynch in 1986 was in his film Blue Velvet the song Song to the Siren of Tim Buckley not use, which is why he and Angelo Badalamenti , own song (who was responsible for the melody Mysteries of Love ) composed. The singer for this song then became Julee Cruise with her characteristic spherical and slow "breath singing".

Between 1990 and 1992 she appeared several times as a nightclub singer in the series Twin Peaks and then in the film Twin Peaks - The Film , in which she played the songs Falling , The Nightingale , Into the Night , Rockin 'Back Inside My Heart , The World Spins and Questions in a World of Blue sang. In 1989 her album Floating into the Night was released, the songs of which were without exception by David Lynch (lyrics) and Angelo Badalamenti (melody), who both also appeared here as producers. She then continued working with the two, and in 1993 The Voice of Love was born . Both albums contain numerous Twin Peaks songs. In 1990 she also appeared in Lynch's TV production Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted on.

After this second album there was a dispute between Cruise and Badalamenti / Lynch. Cruise no longer just wanted to sing, but also wanted to write the songs himself. For seven years, the people involved stopped talking to each other, but they have now reconciled, but have not released another album so far.

In 1993, Julee Cruise for a tour of America and Europe at The B-52's the place of Cindy Wilson , which had left the group. In 2002, the Art of Being a Girl was released again after a long time, a studio album by Cruise. This time without the help of Badalamenti and Lynch.

She can be heard on several tracks on the albums Dreams Top Rock (2003) and Monstrous Surplus (2007) by the German composer and musician Marcus Schmickler .

Cruise interpreted and sang the theme song for an episode of the US television series Psych . The episode The Secret of Dual Spiers , a tribute to the television series Twin Peaks by David Lynch and Mark Frost , investigates the murder of a young girl in a secluded small town full of mystery. The episode, which also featured numerous original actors from Twin Peaks , aired on December 1, 2010, exactly 20 years after the identity of Laura Palmer's killer was revealed.


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1989 Floating into the night - - - UK-
US74 (20 weeks)
First published: September 12, 1989
1990 Music from Twin Peaks - - - UK27 (24 weeks)
First published: September 11, 1990
with Angelo Badalamenti

more publishments

  • 1993: The Voice of Love
  • 2002: The Art of Being a Girl
  • 2011: My Secret Life


year Title
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1990 Falling
Floating into the Night / Music from Twin Peaks
DE17 (10 weeks)
AT14 (11 weeks)
CH25 (2 weeks)
UK7 (12 weeks)
First published: October 1990
1991 Rockin 'Back Inside My Heart
Floating into the Night
- - - UK66 (5 weeks)
First published: February 1991
1999 If I Survive
Wide Angle
- - - UK52 (2 weeks)
First published: August 1999
with Hybrid

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Georg Seeßlen : I want you. In: Filmzentrale. Retrieved May 22, 2008 (see I Want You ).
  2. a b Chart sources: DE AT CH UK US
  3. Music Sales Awards: UK