Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above

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"Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"
Single by CSS
from the album Cansei de Ser Sexy
B-side "Acho Um Pouco Bom"
"Pretend We're Dead" (Live)
Released September 4, 2005 (CD, 7")
August 13, 2005 (12")
May 14, 2007 (Reissue - CD, 7", 12")
Format CD / 7" / 12"
Recorded 2005
Genre Electroclash, synthpop, new wave
Length 3:30
Label Sub Pop
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Adriano Cintra
2004 single chronology
"Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"
(2004)
"Bezzi"
(2005)
2007 single reissue chronology
"Off the Hook"
(2007)
"Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above"
(2007)
"Alcohol"
(2007)

"Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" is the first international single by Brazilian indie/electroclash band CSS, taken from their debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy. Since its use in promotions for the TV series Ugly Betty, it is to be re-released in the UK.

The title is a reference to Canadian band Death from Above 1979, as evidenced in the song's video where band members are shown wearing elephant masks (a reference to the "elephant heads" on the cover of both Death From Above 1979's albums). The song's video was directed by Cat Solen and the track was later commercially released in several formats. It reached #39 on the UK Singles Chart after it was re-issued in May 2007. However, it failed to chart anywhere else in the world, in spite of it being a live fan favourite.

The B-side for "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" is the cut "Acho Um Pouco Bom" (roughly "I think it's a bit good", in Portuguese).

The song was rated as the sixth best track of the year 2006 by the magazine NME[1] and named the 299th best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 94 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[2]

It was also used in trailers for the BBC Three series Gavin & Stacey, for the TV ad of the Chloé Fragrance, and on the Microsoft Zune music player as pre-loaded content.

Tracklists[edit]

2004 release[edit]

  1. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (album version)
  2. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Spank Rock remix)
  3. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Diplo remix)
  4. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (instrumental)
  5. "Acho Um Pouco Bom" (Let's Make Love single version)

2007 release[edit]

  1. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Simian Mobile Disco remix)
  2. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Hot Chip remix)
  3. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (Calvin Harris remix)
  4. "Pretend We're Dead" (live)¹
  5. "Alala" (Bonde do Rolê remix)
  6. "Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above" (album version)

¹ A cover song of L7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NME Critics List Of 2006". Rocklist.net. 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.nme.com/list/150-best-tracks-of-the-past-15-years/248648/page/6

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