Lorelei
by Styx

Album: Equinox (1975)
Charted: 27
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Songfacts®:

  • This alliterative song ("Lorelei let's live...) is about a guy who is over-the-moon for a girl named Lorelei, and hot and heavy to cohabit with her.

    In German mythology, Lorelei is the name of a water fairy (siren) who lived in the Rhine River. When her lover didn't return, she jumped to her death from a large rock where the river narrows. Her spirit is said to inhabit that rock, drawing sailors into it as they pass by and meet their doom. Wishbone Ash released a song with the same title a few years earlier.
  • This was written by James Young and Dennis DeYoung, with DeYoung on lead vocals.

Comments: 9

  • Lorali from La Crosse, Wi My parents named me after this song and it has always been my favorite :) So glad it has such a rich history to it.
  • Stukka63 from St.augustine,fla.The Lorelei rock on the Rhine is where a mermaid sits n poses it’s self.
    Been by the rock x3 now n never witnessed anything but a rock.
    But this song kicks ass.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 8th 1976, "Lorelei" by Styx entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and ten weeks later on April 11th, 1976 it peaked at #27 {for 1 week} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #6 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    Between 1972 and 1991 the Chicago-based quintet had twenty-three Top 100 records; eight made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Babe" for two weeks on December 1st, 1979.
  • Nancy from Baltimore, MdI forgot about this song until I stumbled upon it by accident. It reminds me of my youth.
  • Jim from Jerome, IdI don't care if you are a fan of the Old STYX or the Styx 2.0 Dennis is the cat's ass Can't be the same without him
  • Drew from B'ham, AlSome people can hardly tell apart Queen & Styx. True, Queen sounds similar to Styx vocally, but not instrumentally. Sugarloaf, however, has vocal & even some instrumental similarities to Styx. If you've heard "Tongue-in-Cheek" by Sugarloaf, you'll know what I mean. Doesn't it remind you of this one?
  • Daevid from Glendale, CaGreat song, even though DeYoung's voice is annoying as hell.
  • Austin from Bristow, VaGreat song. Love the happy tone and the energy.
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., OhStyx occasionally performs this song live with JY doing lead vocals.
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