The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ was originally recorded and released as a stand-alone single, but it was also included on their 1985 ‘Love’ album, which in our opinion is one of the best alternative rock albums of the 80s!
While it didn’t chart on the Hot 100 charts in the U.S., it did become their first top 20 hit in the UK when it peaked at number 15 in 1985. It also peaked at number 11, which remains their highest charting single in Canada.
‘She Sells Sanctuary’ did crack the top 40 in the U.S. however on the US Dance Club Songs charts when it peaked at number 36. We’ve never really thought of The Cult as dance club music, but apparently Billboard magazine did in ’85.