Origin of Love

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"Origin of Love"
Cover of the single "Origin of Love", by MIKA.jpg
Single by Mika
from the album The Origin of Love
Released 3 December 2012[1]
Format Digital download, radio airplay (promo only)
Recorded 2011
Genre Baroque pop[2]
Length 4:37
Label Barclay, Casablanca
Songwriter(s) Mika, Nick Littlemore, Paul Steel
Producer(s) Nick Littlemore, Greg Wells and Mika
Mika singles chronology
"Origin of Love"
"Popular Song"

"Origin of Love" is a song by the British singer and songwriter Mika. It was released as the second single in the United Kingdom from his third studio album, The Origin of Love (2012). It was written by Mika, Nick Littlemore and Paul Steel and produced by Nick Littlemore, Greg Wells and Mika. The single was released on British radio on 3 December 2012 and its music video was posted on 15 September 2012 on YouTube and Vimeo.[3]

Track listing

Standard edition
  1. "Origin of Love" – 4:37
The Origin of Love Italian Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc[4]
  1. "Origin of Love" – 4:37
  2. "Origin of Love" (Acoustic version) – 4:37
  3. "Origin of Love" (Italian version) – 4:37

Music video

The music video, sometimes referred to as "The Origin of Love" short film, was recorded in the streets of Santiago, Chile, starred by Chilean actors Daniela Ramírez and Jorge Arecheta,[5] directed by Mika and the Chilean director Cristián Jiménez, who provide a visual accompaniment to the title track.[6] The music video for the original version of the track was originally premiered on 15 September 2012. It had explicit scenes of a man and a woman engaging in sex, whilst in a loving relationship. The video was shown on British music channels, but these scenes were edited out, replacing the original version of the track with the radio version. The video received very positive reviews from Sam Lansky, of Idolator and Perez Hilton.[7]


Peak positions

Chart (2012–13) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 4
France (SNEP)[10] 136
South Korea International Songs (Gaon)[11] 20


  1. ^ Mika confirms new single 'Origin of Love' - video Published by Digital Spy, 8 November 2012, 12:30 GMT
  2. ^ MIKA - Origin Of Love Listen and check it out.
  3. ^ MIKA - Origin of Love on Vimeo
  4. ^ "iTunes - Musica - The Origin of Love (Deluxe Version) di MIKA". iTunes Store (Italy). Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  5. ^ Daniela Ramírez films music video for Mika
  6. ^ Mika Debuts Artistic “Origin Of Love” Video
  7. ^ PEREZ HILTON ===> Mika released his brand new video, "Origin of Love"
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mika – Origin of Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mika – Origin of Love" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Mika – Origin of Love" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Gaon International Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
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