Julee Cruise  

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--"Falling" (1989) by Julee Cruise

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Julee Cruise (1956 – 2022) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her interpretation of the musical composition "Falling" (1989).

She started her collaborations with composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She released four albums beginning with 1989's Floating into the Night.

Cruise is best known for her 1989 single "Falling", the theme song for the television series Twin Peaks in which she also had minor appearances as a roadhouse singer, later repeated in the 1992 movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and the 2017 revival series Twin Peaks: The Return. She also featured in Lynch and Badalamenti's avant-garde 1990 theater production Industrial Symphony No. 1, which was filmed and released on home media.

Other notable singles included "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" (1990) and "If I Survive" from her 1999 Wide Angle album. In the 1990s, she was a touring member of The B-52s, filling in for Cindy Wilson. Cruise was also a stage actress and appeared in the Broadway musical Return to the Forbidden Planet and the bio-musical Radiant Baby in 2004. Her final album, My Secret Life, was released in 2011.

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