(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways

"(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways"
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Single by Julia Fordham
from the album Swept
ReleasedFebruary 1992
LabelVirgin Records
Producer(s)Peter Asher
Julia Fordham singles chronology
"I Thought It Was You"
"(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways"
"Different Time Different Place"

"(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways" is a song by British singer-songwriter Julia Fordham, from her 1991 album Swept. The song was released as a single in 1992 and reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming her highest charting single there. It features in the 1991 film The Butcher's Wife, starring Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels.[1]

The song became a popular pop-standard in the Philippines when it was reintroduced by Filipino singer Nina in 2005.[2]


The song was first offered to Linda Ronstadt, but she turned it down so it was then introduced to Fordham.[2]


In 2014, Fordham performed it live for her two Valentine concerts entitled "Love Moves..." in the Philippines.[3]

Track listing[]

CD single[4]
  1. "(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways"
  2. "Happy Ever After"
  3. "Manhattan Skyline"
  4. "One of the Boys"

Chart performance[]

Chart (1992) Peak
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 19

Cover versions[]

Nina version[]

"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"
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Digital download cover
Single by Nina
from the album Nina Live!
ReleasedFebruary 2005
Recorded30 January 2005
GenrePop, acoustic
LabelRhino, Warner
Songwriter(s)Tom Snow, Dean Pitchford
Producer(s)Neil Gregorio
Nina singles chronology
"The Christmas Song"
"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"
"Through the Fire"
Audio sample

"Love Moves in Mysterious Ways" is the first single from Filipino singer Nina's third album Nina Live!.[6][7] It was released in February 2005 by Warner Music, along with the live album. The song was part of the Nina Live! recording session on 30 January 2005 at the PHI Resto and Bar, Metrowalk in Pasig.[8] The song is considered to be one of the main reasons why Nina Live! became a success, which was certified Diamond by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.[9]

Internationally, the song was released as a digital download through Rhino Records.[10]

Music video
Nina performing the song live on the Nina Live! recording sessions.

The music video for "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways" was recorded during the Nina Live! recording sessions, which was directed by Marla Ancheta. No studio version was recorded for release. The video features Nina performing live with The Essence band. Fans and audience surround her, while she sings the song to them.

The video premiered on myx in February 2005.

Release history
Date released Country Format
February 2005 Philippines Radio airplay
2005 Worldwide Digital download

Other versions[]


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  2. ^ a b "Celebrity – Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore". Yahoo!. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Julia Fordham in two Valentine concerts – mb.com.ph – Philippine News". Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways – Single". Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Nina Live! on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 October 2010
  7. ^ "Nina Live! on Amazon.com MP3 Download". Retrieved 27 October 2010
  8. ^ Warner Music (10 May 2005). "Nina: Live and Loud & Multi-Platinum Female Artist". Titik Pilipino. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 201-10-27
  9. ^ "Nina turns diamond". Business World Online. 4 March 2010. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010
  10. ^ Rhino Entertainment. "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways by Nina". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 27 October 2010