Echo and the Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon”
“The Killing Moon” is a song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 20 January 1984 as the lead single from their 1984 album, Ocean Rain. It is one of the band’s highest-charting hits, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart, and often cited as the band’s greatest song.
“The Killing Moon” was featured in the original theatrical version of the opening sequence of the cult film “Donnie Darko” and it was on the “Blood & Chocolate” werewolf film soundtrack covered by The Distants. However, in the director’s cut version of the film, the song is replaced by INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart”.