Love's Great Adventure


About Love's Great Adventure

"Love's Great Adventure" is a single released by Ultravox on 12 October 1984. Having enjoyed massive radio airplay that autumn, the single became Ultravox's thirteenth Top 30 single in Britain, and was their last major hit in the UK, peaking at #12 in the UK Singles Chart. The style of this single is different from any of their preceding Lament singles, aiming for a more lightweight, pop-oriented approach. The music video features the band members in a humorous parody of Indiana Jones, with Midge Ure being chased across deserts and forests by a ruthless treasure hunter. Midge Ure stated in his autobiography, If I Was, that the aim of the single and its video was to promote Ultravox as having a sense of humour, away from the seriousness of their previous releases. Also in the video is Ure's future wife Annabel Giles. The music in the video stops halfway through where a seemingly exhausted Midge Ure, tired from minutes of endless running around has to sit down for a moment and take a breather. He rests for a moment then takes a breath before standing up recovered and continuing with the song at which point the music starts up once again. 


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Standing on my own
It didn't mean that much to me
I thought I had it all
I didn't see the mystery
I stood the test of time
I took the step to find
Love's great adventure

I spoke a million words
They didn't mean that much to me
They rang around my head
Like empty tuneless harmonies
Love's great adventure mine

Lying side by side
It didn't mean that much to me
I started to enjoy
The poetry and symphonies
I took it in my stride
I hailed the Day i tried
Love's great adventure

A fool who couldn't see
It didn't mean that much to me
I couldn't understand
That's how the game is meant to be
Love's great adventure mine

Standing on my own
It didn't mean that much to me
I thought I had it all
I didn't see the mystery
I stood the test of time
I took the step to find
Love's great adventure

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Ultravox are a British New Wave rock band. They were one of the primary exponents of the British electronic pop music movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. more »

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10 facts about this song

Historical Release
"Love's Great Adventure" is a synth-pop song by the British band Ultravox, released in 1984 as a single.
Album Association
Quite interestingly, this song was not initially included in any studio album. It was later added to the compilation album "The Collection" released in the same year.
Chart Success
Upon its release, the song was a huge hit. It peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart, making it their last UK Top 20 hit to date.
Music Video
The music video, which was equally popular, was quite innovative and featured a high-energy, adventure-themed storyline that matched the catchy and adventurous tune of the song.
Band's Lineup
This track features the classic Ultravox lineup- Midge Ure (on vocals), Billy Currie (on viola, keyboards), Chris Cross (on bass guitar) and Warren Cann (on drums).
Song Composition
Touting a rhythmic keyboard and fiery violin sounds, "Love's Great Adventure" offers a mixture of electronic and traditional rock elements, a signature trait of Ultravox.
Despite the band not producing any chart-topping songs after "Love's Great Adventure," the track helped secure Ultravox’s legacy and influence in the synth-pop genre.
Live Performances
The track remained a fan-favorite and was frequently performed at live concerts, consolidating Ultravox's reputation as a great live band. Its popularity at live performances indicates its enduring appeal among fans.
Lyrics Appeal
The lyrics of the song reflect love and adventure, contributing to its mass appeal to both romantic and adventure-seeking music listeners.
Cover Versions
Given its popularity, "Love's Great Adventure" has been covered by a variety of artists over the years, showcasing the timelessness of the song.

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