Storytime

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"Storytime"
Single by Nightwish
from the album Imaginaerum
Released November 9, 2011
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Symphonic metal
Length 14:15
Label Nuclear Blast
Writer(s) Tuomas Holopainen
Producer Holopainen
Nightwish singles chronology
"The Islander"
(2008)
"Storytime"
(2011)
"The Crow, the Owl and the Dove"
(2012)

"Storytime" is a song by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. The song was written by keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, who also created the band. It became the lead single from the band's seventh studio album Imaginaerum (2011). "Storytime" features vocals by the vocalist of Nightwish, Anette Olzon. The single was released on November 9, 2011 from Nuclear Blast with mostly positive reviews from music journalist.

The song is about human expressions through folklore tales such as Peter Pan and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It also talks about Gaia, a mythical Greek Earth goddess, in the song. A music video was released to promote "Storytime" in November 2011, it features the entire band playing their instruments in a "fantasy" world. After the single's release on radios, it peaked at number-one on the Finnish Singles Chart and peaked within the top 5 in Spain, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.