Black Cherry (Goldfrapp song)

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"Black Cherry"
Single by Goldfrapp
from the album Black Cherry
B-side "Gone to Earth"
Released 1 March 2004
July 2004 (U.S.)
Format CD, DVD, download
Recorded 2002 in Bath, England
Genre Trip hop
Length 4:56 (album version)
3:54 (single mix)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Allison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory
Producer(s) Goldfrapp, Gregory
Goldfrapp singles chronology
"Twist"
(2003)
"Black Cherry"
(2004)
"Ooh La La"
(2005)
Alternative cover
CD2 cover

"Black Cherry" is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo's second album Black Cherry (2003). The song was released as the album's fourth single in March 2004 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a modest commercial success, reaching the top thirty in the United Kingdom and on the United States Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

Background and reception[edit]

Goldfrapp began work on "Black Cherry" in 2002 in a darkened studio in the countryside of Bath, England.[1] Alison Goldfrapp contributed the song's lyrics, which she described as "personal stuff", but would not elaborate on the song's meaning.[1]

"Black Cherry" received positive reviews from music critics. In a review for About.com, Wes May described the song as "lush" due to Goldfrapp's "endearingly chirpy vocals".[2] MusicOMH.com reviewer Helen Wright called the track "blissful" because of its "plaintive strings, spaced-out melodies and soaring over everything, the unmistakable voice of Alison Goldfrapp".[3] The CD single featured the B-side "Gone to Earth". The song was described by MusicOMH.com as a "treat" because of its "slightly oriental..off-key piano intro" that "turns into the most ethereal chill out music imaginable".[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Black Cherry".

UK CD #1
(CDMute320; Released 1 March 2004)

  1. "Black Cherry" (single mix) - 3:54
  2. "Gone to Earth" - 3:23

UK CD #2
(LCDMute320; Released 1 March 2004)

  1. "Black Cherry" (M83 remix) - 4:05
  2. "Twist" (Kurtis Mantronik's Twist & Vac mix) - 6:44
  3. "Black Cherry" music video
  4. "Twist" music video

UK DVD
(DVDMute320; Released 1 March 2004)

  1. "Black Cherry" (Lawrence remix - audio) - 6:34
  2. "Strict Machine" music video
  3. "Utopia" (Live in London) video
  4. "Utopia" (Tom Middleton Cosmos Acid dub edit) - 4:20

Dutch CD
(Released 1 March 2004)

  1. "Black Cherry" (single mix) - 3:54
  2. "Twist" (single mix) - 3:34

U.S. EP
(9253-2; Released July 2004)

  1. "Black Cherry" (single mix) - 3:54
  2. "Gone to Earth" - 3:23
  3. "Forever" (Mountaineers remix) - 3:53
  4. "Black Cherry" (M83 remix) - 4:05
  5. "Black Cherry" (Lawrence remix) - 6:34
  6. "Black Cherry" (Live in London) music video
  7. "Sartorius" (Live at Route du Rock, Saint-Malo) music video
  8. "Strict Machine" music video
  9. "Twist" music video

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to "Black Cherry":[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[5] 28
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[6] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New Album Black Cherry". Mute Records. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  2. ^ Wes May. "Review of Black Cherry". About.com. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  3. ^ a b Helen Wright. "Goldfrapp - Black Cherry (Mute)". MusicOMH.com. Retrieved 19 December 2007.
  4. ^ "Black Cherry" (CD single liner notes). Mute Records. March 2004.
  5. ^ "Chart Stats: Goldfrapp". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 2 December 2008.
  6. ^ "Goldfrapp > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 December 2008.

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