My Top 1000 Songs #318: Fade Into You

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

If--and we're speaking entirely hypothetically and off the record here--one were planning to spend Saturday night incredibly high, crashed out on the couch, it's hard to pick a better soundtrack than Mazzy Star's second LP, 1993's So Tonight That I Might See. Late guitarist David Roback, having co-founded retro-jangly-psych-pop band Rain Parade and then the trippier Mazzy precursor Opal, achieves pure lysergic bliss, elevated of course by Hope Sandoval's uniquely bewitching croon. The whole album is entrancing, but opener "Fade Into You," a surprise 90s alt.rock hit single, perfectly sets the stage. Slow and languid and highly eroticized, it's the seminal dream pop blueprint. A great way to set the stage--and, again, this is based solely on what I've heard from others--for a seemingly endless late-evening chemically-enhanced haze.

Live tv performance, 1994:

Live acoustic, 1994:
Miley Cyrus cover, 2021. (I adore so many of Miley's covers; serious props to her!)
And, yes, Kelly Clarkson (a few months back)!