Seal “Kiss From A Rose”

“Kiss from a Rose” was written in 1987, several years prior to the release of Seal’s eponymous debut album from 1991. After writing the song, Seal felt “embarrassed by it” and “threw the tape in the corner.” Seal did not present it to producer Trevor Horn until the recording sessions for Seal II.

In 2015, Seal said of the song: “To be honest, I was never really that proud of it, though I like what Trevor did with the recording. He turned that tape from my corner into another 8 million record sales and my name became a household name.”

“Kiss from a Rose” was the second single taken from the Batman Forever film soundtrack, and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for one week in August 1995. It also went to number four on the UK Singles Chart, where it had originally reached number 20 in 1994. It also was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Song from a Movie in the 1996 edition.

89 thoughts on “Seal “Kiss From A Rose”

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post. My husband and I are huge Seal fans. I never heard about how this song became famous and of course I’m a huge fan. I also have a lot of admiration for where he got to based on where he came from and the difficulties he must’ve faced. I also always thought he was a truly beautiful man. Thanks for this lovely post including both videos. Have a wonderful weekend. Sending a hot air balloon your way full of fresh coffee and flowers. Big hugs Joni

    1. Thank you Joni. You are so sweet. Big hugs lovely poetess.☕️☕️💞

    1. Many thanks Handel! Have a beautiful weekend.🎶☕️☕️

  2. This is such a beautiful song, always loved it.

    Just an aside, I always reply to your comments but WordPress often will not send my reply – I keep getting “error” and rety – no matter how many times I try it just won’t send! Perhaps there are too many people on your site at the same time. It is an awesome site!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get lots of R & R! Enjoy!

    1. Hi Carol, I don’t know what to say, we are having a lot of problems with WordPress. For now we are limited. We will see what happens. The full gospel is our intentions and where we are headed!

      1. Thank you very much Carol. ❤️

    2. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well. Please excuse my awkwardness .

    3. Thank you for your feedback, it really helps. So glad that you enjoyed this song. I kind of know your style… Thank you for your admirable comment, too. Big Hugs!💗💗💗💗💗

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