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The Magnetic Fields

A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off (4 versions)
A Pretty Girl Is Like'€¦ (2 versions)
Absolutely Cuckoo (4 versions)
All My Little Words (11 versions)
All You Ever Do Is Walk Away (4 versions)
Andrew in Drag (3 versions)
Boa Constrictor (4 versions)
California Girls (4 versions)
Candy (4 versions)
Come Back From San Francisco (4 versions)
Epitaph for My Heart (3 versions)
Fear of Trains (5 versions)
Grand Canyon (6 versions)
How to Say Goodbye (3 versions)
I Don'€™t Believe in the Sun (3 versions)
I Don'€™t Believe You (5 versions)
I Don'€™t Know What to Say (3 versions)
I Don'€™t Really Love You Anymore (6 versions)
I Don'€™t Want to Get Over You (4 versions)
I Think I Need a New Heart (5 versions)
I Thought You Were My Boyfriend (3 versions)
Irma (4 versions)
It'€™s Only Time (2 versions)
Jeremy
Kiss Me Like You Mean It (3 versions)
Let'€™s Pretend We'€™re Bunny Rabbits (3 versions)
Long'Forgotten Fairytale
My Sentimental Melody (3 versions)
No One Will Ever Love You
Nothing Matters When We'€™re Dancing (2 versions)
Papa Was a Rodeo (6 versions)
Queen of the Savages (3 versions)
The Book of Love (3 versions)
The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure (3 versions)
The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
The Nun'€™s Litany (2 versions)
The One You Really Love (4 versions)
Time Enough for Rocking When We'€™re Old (4 versions)
Two Characters in Search of a Country Song (3 versions)
Very Funny (4 versions)
Washington, D.C. (3 versions)
When My Boy Walks Down the Street (4 versions)
When the Open Road Is Closing In (4 versions)
Why I Cry (5 versions)
Yeah! Oh, Yeah! (5 versions)
You Must Be Out of Your Mind (10 versions)


The Magnetic Fields (named after the André Breton/Philippe Soupault novel Les Champs Magnétiques) is an American indie pop group founded and led by Stephin Merritt. Merritt is the group’s primary songwriter, producer, and vocalist, as well as frequent multi-instrumentalist. The Magnetic Fields is essentially a vehicle for Merritt’s songwriting, as are various side-projects including The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and The Gothic Archies. While the musical style of the band is varied, its songs are commonly attributed to pop genres such as synthpop, indie pop, Baroque pop and noise pop. The band is often cited as being recognizable for Merritt’s lyrics, which are often about love and with irregular or neutral gender roles, and are by turns ironic, tongue-in-cheek, bitter, and humorous.

The band released their debut single "100,000 Fireflies" in 1991. The single was typical of the band’s earlier career, characterized by synthesized instrumentation by Merritt, with lead vocals provided by Susan Anway (and then by Stephin Merritt himself from The House of Tomorrow (EP) onwards). A more traditional band later materialized; it is now composed of Merritt, Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, and John Woo, with occasional guest vocals by Shirley Simms. The band’s best-known work is the 1999 three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs. It was followed in the succeeding years by a "no-synth" trilogy: i (2004), Distortion (2008), and Realism (2010). The band’s most recent album, 50 Song Memoir, was released in March 2017.