Crystalised

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"Crystalised"
Single by The xx
from the album xx
Released 27 April 2009 (Vinyl)
25 November 2009
11 October 2010 (re-release)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Indie pop
Length 3:21
Label Young Turks
Writer(s) The xx
Producer(s) The xx
The xx singles chronology
"Crystalised"
(2009)
"Basic Space"
(2009)

"Islands"
(re-release)
(2010)

"Crystalised"
(re-release)
(2010)

"Angels"
(2012)

"Crystalised" is the first single by The xx, released from their self-titled debut album. The single was first released in the UK on 27 April 2009 by Vinyl and on 25 November 2009 by Digital download and then again on 11 October 2010. It has been used in numerous advertisements and TV shows and has over 26 million hits on YouTube as of June 2011. It was sampled in the song "Less Than Zero" by K.Flay[1] and covered by Gorillaz whose version was included in the advertisement for Grey's Anatomy in late 2010. In 2013, it was covered and released as a single by Martina Topley-Bird, Mark Lanegan, and Warpaint.[2]

Track listing[edit]

UK iTunes single[3]
  1. "Crystalised" – 3:21
UK iTunes EP[4]
  1. "Crystalised" (Edu Imbernon Remix) – 7:23
  2. "Crystalised" (Dark Sky Remix) – 4:54
  3. "Crystalised" (Rory Phillips Remix) – 4:44
  4. "Crystalised" (The Neon Lights Remix) – 3:45

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[5] 14
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 37

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom 27 April 2009 Vinyl
25 November 2009 Digital Download
11 October 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K.Flay* - I Stopped Caring In '96 (File, MP3, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Crystalised (feat. Mark Lanegan & Warpaint)". iTunes. 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Crystalised – Single". UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Crystalised – EP". UK iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 2010-10-23" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  6. ^ "The xx Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The xx. Retrieved 6 November 2014.