“Lips Like Sugar” is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released in August 1987. It was the second single from their 1987 eponymous album.
Initially dismissed by Ian McCulloch as too commercial, “Lips Like Sugar” became a chart success in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. Despite not charting in the US, the song has become one of their most famous songs in America, thanks in part to college radio airplay and its music video directed by Anton Corbijn, which was regularly broadcast on MTV’s 120 Minutes programme.
The song has since been covered by multiple artists and has been positively received by critics.