Timeless Melody

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"Timeless Melody"
The La's - Timeless Melody cover.jpg
Single by the La's
from the album The La's
  • "Clean Prophet"
  • "Over"
Released3 September 1990
Studio Eden Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Label Go! Discs (GOLAS 4)
Songwriter(s) L.A. Mavers
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite [1]
The La's singles chronology
"There She Goes"
"Timeless Melody"
"There She Goes"

"Timeless Melody" is a rock song written by Liverpool singer/guitarist Lee Mavers and recorded by Mavers' band The La's.


Music video

The music video contains footage from live shows (parts of which are slowed down), depictions of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a short animated sequence, and clips shot at a studio. The video ends with a view of the night sky with stars forming the name of the band.

Formats and track listings

7" single (GOLAS 4)
Cassette single (LASMC 4)
  1. "Timeless Melody" – 3:03
  2. "Clean Prophet" – 1:48
12" single (GOLAS 412)
CD single (LASCD 4)
  1. "Timeless Melody" – 3:03
  2. "Clean Prophet" – 1:48
  3. "Knock Me Down" – 3:16
  4. "Over" – 5:01 (Mavers/Power)


Chart performance

Charts (1990–1991)Peak position(s)
UK Singles Chart 57
U.S. Modern Rock Tracks 12

Cover versions

The Seattle band Pearl Jam covered Timeless Melody in their Binaural Tour on 6/4/2000 when they played at The Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England. During the concert lead singer Eddie Vedder incorrectly stated that the band was going to play a song written by a band from "your town". The concert is available as an Official Bootleg. Pearl Jam went on to play the song several more times on the tour, often as a duet with Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes. Pearl Jam have also performed the song with Death Cab for Cutie in 2004. [2]

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