Song for the Lonely
"Song for the Lonely" is a song recorded by American singer Cher for her twenty-fourth studio album, Living Proof. It was written by Mark Taylor, Paul Barry and Steve Torch, and produced by Taylor, and released on March 19, 2002, as the second single from the album, while in North America it was released as the lead single, by Warner Bros. Records and WEA. "Song for the Lonely" is a dance-pop song which was initially written as a love song, but after the September 11 attacks, Cher eventually saw it in a different way.
Critical reception for "Song for the Lonely" was positive, with music commentators complimenting its heartfelt lyrics and beat. Commercially, the song was a disappointment on the US Billboard Hot 100, as it peaked at number 85, but it topped the charts on the Dance/Electronic Singles Sales and the Dance Club Songs charts. The accompanying music video for "Song for the Lonely" was recorded in New York City under the direction of Stu Maschwitz, and depicts Cher walking through the streets of the city since the 18th century until the modern days, while she is joined by several people from those times. To promote the song, Cher performed it on the American Music Awards of 2002, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and included it on the setlists of her Living Proof: The Farewell Tour (2002–05) and her concert residency Cher (2008–11).
Last Updated: November 2, 2019