Apply Some Pressure

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"Apply Some Pressure"
Cover art for the first release.
Single by Maxïmo Park
from the album A Certain Trigger
B-side "Fear of Falling"
Released 21 February 2005
31 October 2005 (re-release)
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 10" vinyl, download
Genre Post-punk revival
Length 2:45 (radio edit)
3:20 (album version)
Label Warp Records
Writer(s)

Duncan Lloyd (Music)

Paul Smith (Lyrics)
Producer(s) Paul Epworth
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"The Coast Is Always Changing"
(2004)
"Apply Some Pressure"
(February 2005)
"Graffiti"
(May 2005)
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"Going Missing"
(July 2005)
"Apply Some Pressure"
(Re-Release)
(October 2005)
"I Want You to Stay"
(February 2006)

"Apply Some Pressure" was the second single released by Maxïmo Park. It reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart in February 2005. The song was re-released in October 2005 and reached number 17 in the UK charts. The song has also been featured in several video games such as SSX On Tour, Burnout Revenge, SingStar Rocks!, and the PlayStation Portable version of Asphalt: Urban GT 2.

The music was written by Duncan Lloyd and the lyrics by Paul Smith

The song was listed as the 352nd best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media.

30 second sample from Maxïmo Park's "Apply Some Pressure", from the album A Certain Trigger.

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Track listings[edit]

21 February 2005 release[edit]

  • CD (WAP185CD):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" (Radio Edit) – 2:45
  2. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  • Maxi-CD (WAP185CDX):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "The Coast Is Always Changing" – 3:19
  3. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  4. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18
  • 7" (7WAP185):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18
  • 10" (10WAP185X):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "The Coast Is Always Changing" – 3:19
  3. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  4. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18

31 October 2005 re-release[edit]

  • CD (WAP198CD):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "My Life in Reverse" – 3:20
  3. "Once, a Glimpse" (Original Demo Version) – 3:27
  • 7" #1 (7WAP198, orange vinyl):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "My Life in Reverse" – 3:20
  • 7" #2 (7WAP198R, clear vinyl):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" (Live in Japan) – 3:22
  2. "Isolation" (John Lennon cover) – 1:14

Mark Ronson cover[edit]

The song was re-worked by Mark Ronson for his album Version. The cover version features Maxïmo Park singer Paul Smith on guest vocals. Smith recorded the vocals for Ronson after Ronson invited him to perform on the instrumental he had made based on the bands original.

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