3's & 7's

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"3s & 7s"
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Era Vulgaris
Released June 4, 2007
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Genre Stoner rock, hard rock
Length 3:34
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Joey Castillo
Josh Homme
Troy Van Leeuwen
Producer(s) Chris Goss and Josh Homme
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology
"Sick, Sick, Sick" (2007) "3s & 7s" (2007) "Make It wit Chu" (2007)
Alternative cover
Cover of the limited edition Vinyl release

"3s & 7s" is the second single by Queens of the Stone Age from their 2007 album Era Vulgaris. It was released on June 4, 2007 and followed the digital download-only "Sick, Sick, Sick".[1] The single debuted at number one on the United Kingdom rock chart[2] and number nineteen on the official UK top 40 singles chart.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "3s & 7s" – 3:34
  2. "Christian Brothers" – 4:25 (Elliott Smith cover)

7" - 1[edit]

A: "3s & 7s" – 3:34
B1: "Sick, Sick, Sick" – 3:34
B2: "I'm Designer - Remix" – 3:49

7" - 2[edit]

A: "3s & 7s" – 3:34
B1: "Sick, Sick, Sick" – 3:34
B2: "Goin' Out West" – 3:26 (Tom Waits cover)

Other versions[edit]

There are two other versions of this song.

  1. "3s & 7s" - 3:37 (Pre-Version)
  2. "3s & 7s" - 3:17 (Radio Edit)

The pre-version of the song features different lyrics and vocals during the bridge.

Music video[edit]

A video for the song was shot in Joshua Tree and directed by Paul Minor, whose previous music promo work included "Starlight" by Muse. After a number of images were placed on photo-sharing website Flickr, the video in its entirety was added to iFilm on September 26, 2007, a full three months after the single's European release. The video itself is a trailer for a fake movie entitled "3s & 7s" and is shot in a similar style to the exploitation films of the '60s and the 2007 film Grindhouse. Two versions of the video exist. The first version of the video contained full-frontal nudity. This version was then re-edited to remove all nudity, and the first version was then replaced with version two.

Personnel[edit]

Chart Positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Rock Singles Chart 1
UK Singles Chart[4] 19
US Modern Rock 25
Irish Singles Chart 36
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 86

References[edit]

  1. ^ QOTSA unveil new album artwork, Uncut.com
  2. ^ "Top 40 Rock Singles : 10.06.2007". BBC.co.uk. 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age - 3s & 7s - chart trajectory". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  4. ^ Queens of the Stone Age - UK Singles Chart. officialcharts.com. Retrieved on Jan 03, 2013.

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