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Love in the Dark (Adele song)

"Love in the Dark"
Song by Adele
from the album 25
Released20 November 2015 (2015-11-20)
GenreTorch ballad
LabelXL Recordings
  • Dixon

"Love in the Dark" is a song by English singer and songwriter Adele from her third studio album, 25 (2015). The song was written by Adele Adkins and Samuel Dixon. It charted at number 39, 79, 65, 52 and 76 on France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and in the UK Singles Chart, respectively as well as charting at number 54 on the Global 200, primarily following the release of her recent single "Easy on Me" in 2021.


"Love in the Dark" is a torch ballad song which is written in the key of A minor and it is composed in common time (4


"Love in the Dark" is a slow, sad, beautiful song from Adele, and it's likely based on a lot of what 21 was based on. Adele has said that 25 is a make-up album, as opposed to 21 which was a break-up album. However, in this song, Adele does reach back for a little of what made her famous and executes it skillfully in this song.[2]

Credits and personnel

Tom Coyne
  • Adele – vocals, songwriting, writing
  • Samuel Dixon – piano and synthesizer, producer and engineer, songwriting, writing
  • FILMharmonic Orchestra – strings
  • Adam Klemens – conductor
  • Oliver Kraus – string arrangement
  • Petr Pycha – orchestra contractor
  • Tom Coynemastering
  • Cameron Craig – engineer
  • Tom Elmhirstmixing
  • Jan Holzner – engineer
  • Randy Merrill – mastering


Chart performance for "Love in the Dark"
Chart (2015–2021) Peak
Canada Hot Digital Songs (Billboard)[3] 33
France (SNEP)[4] 39
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 79
Global 200 (Billboard)[6] 54
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 65
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 52
UK Singles (OCC)[9] 76
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[10] 11


Certifications and sales for "Love in the Dark"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[11] Platinum 80,000
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[12] Gold 45,000
Italy (FIMI)[13] Gold 50,000
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] Gold 30,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Platinum 600,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Love in the Dark". musicnotes. 20 December 2021. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  2. ^ "What does "Love in the Dark" by Adele mean?". the pop song professor. 28 November 2015. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Adele: Chart History – Hot Canadian Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Archived from the original on 20 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Ed Sheeran – First Times" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Adele – Love in the Dark" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  6. ^ "Adele Chart History (Global 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Adele – Love in the Dark" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Adele – Love in the Dark". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Adele Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Adele – Love in the Dark". Music Canada. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Danish single certifications – Adele – Love in the Dark". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 21 April 2023.
  13. ^ "Italian single certifications – Adele – Love in the Dark" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 12 August 2023.
  14. ^ "Adele - Love in the Dark". El portal de Música. Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 23 February 2024.
  15. ^ "British single certifications – Adele – Love in the Dark". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
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