Crush on You (Nero song)

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"Crush on You"
Single by Nero
from the album Welcome Reality
Released 13 October 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Dubstep, drumstep
Length 4:10
Label MTA Records, Mercury
Writer(s) Daniel Stephens, Joseph Ray, Alana Watson, Jerry Knight, Aaron Zigman
Producer(s) Nero
Nero singles chronology
"Promises"
(2011)
"Crush on You"
(2011)
"Reaching Out"
(2011)

"Crush on You" is a song by English dubstep trio Nero from their debut album, Welcome Reality. It was released as the fifth single from the album on 13 October 2011, and was first pre- released at origin NYE in 2009. The song peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Dance Chart. It heavily samples and features lyrics from The Jets' song "Crush on You".

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Crush on You" was uploaded to YouTube on 30 September 2011 at a total length of three minutes and fourteen seconds.[1] It is an homage to the 1977 Japanese film House, which had been rereleased in the US in 2009 and found a wider audience. Much of the iconography of the music video is taken directly from the film.

The video begins with scenes of a teenage schoolboy romancing four teenage schoolgirls on what appears to be the grounds of a British boarding school. The four girls are then seen together singing along to a karaoke track of the song in a dorm room followed by a scene where they, along with other girls, dance in a circle in a field while wearing white nightgowns.

The video then takes a darker tone, as lightning strikes the dormitory and the four girls writhe on the floor. The next few scenes show the girls as crying, disoriented and even possessed (one of the girls' eyes turn red) and scenes of the girls being romanced by the boy are interspersed with scenes of him running through the school grounds, looking over his shoulder.

The girls are then shown waking up in the field, looking disoriented and frightened and running off. As the video continues, it is revealed that the girls cast a spell on the boy in front of a love shrine in the dorm room and after dancing in the field. The girls are also seen terrorizing the boy in a cemetery in a later scene.

The last several scenes feature the girls alone in horrific or odd situations. Two of the girls appear as laughing, disembodied heads, one girl lies motionless in an asphalt parking lot, one girl appears dressed as a ghostly Japanese bride, one girl appears to have hanged herself (a pair of feet dangle motionless in frame) and one girl stands next to a window as a bloody hand slams into the glass.

The video ends with the boy fully clothed and unconscious on a dorm room bed, with his book bag under his arm. Each of the four original girls appear separately and sing into his ear that they have a crush on him. After the last girl disappears, the door to the dorm room closes on the camera with the boy still unconscious in the bed.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Crush on You"   2:48
2. "Crush on You" (Knife Party Remix) 4:26
3. "Crush on You" (Brodinski Remix) 4:35
4. "Crush on You" (KillSonik Remix) 4:54
Album version
No. Title Length
1. "Crush on You"   4:10

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 48
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[4] 40
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[5] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 32

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland 13 October 2011[7] Digital download MTA Records, Mercury Records
United Kingdom 16 October 2011[8]

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