Kiss From a Rose Day Thread (2/7)

Today we spotlight Seal’s Kiss From a Rose. This single was featured on the Batman Forever soundtrack. Kiss From a Rose was originally featured on the album Seal in 1994.

  • Per SongFacts, the song was released as a single in the UK, where it went to #20 in July 1994. In America, the song didn’t get noticed until it played under the end credits of the movie Batman Forever and was included on the soundtrack. The film was released in May 1995, nearly a year after Seal’s album was issued. The movie appearance sparked demand for the song in the US; it was issued as a single there in June 1995 and climbed to #1 in August.
  • This song won the Grammy in 1996 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Performance. It wasn’t eligible for an Oscar because the song appeared on Seal’s album before it was used in the film.
  • This song was a worldwide hit, scoring in the Top 10 in Australia, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the US, and the UK. In 1994, there was no getting away from it on the radio.