Like a Pen

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"Like a Pen"
Single by The Knife
from the album Silent Shout
Released October 16, 2006 (UK)
November 28, 2006 (US)
Format CD single, Maxi single, Vinyl, 12-inch single
Genre Tech house, synthpop
Length 6:12 (Album Version)
3:24 (Radio Edit)
Label V2 Records (Europe)
Brille Records (UK)
Mute Records (US)
Writer(s) Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer
The Knife singles chronology
"Marble House"
"Like a Pen"
"We Share Our Mothers' Health"
Music video
"Like a Pen" on YouTube

"Like a Pen" is the third single from the album Silent Shout by the Swedish electronic duo The Knife. The song was released in 2006.

Critical reception[edit]

Neil Jones of MusicOMH commented that "when it comes down to it, this single thrills you inside, possibly because of, and never despite, its ultra-artistic veneer."[1] By contrast, Alex Lai of said, "those who are not fans of the genre are unlikely to find the mid-pace bleeps and samples appealing" and that Karin Dreijer Andersson's voice is "not best used here."[2]

Track listings[edit]

  • Swedish CD, Maxi single[3]
  1. "Like A Pen (Radio Edit)" - 3:33
  2. "Like A Pen (Album Version)" - 6:15
  3. "Like A Pen (Club Mix)" - 8:18
  4. "Like A Pen (Demo Version)" - 5:28
  5. "Like A Pen (Heartthrob Remix)" -6:29
  6. "Like A Pen (Thomas Schumacher Dub)" - 8:15
  7. "Like A Pen (Heartthrob Dub)" - 5:19
  • UK CD, Maxi single[4]
  1. "Like A Pen (Radio Edit)" - 3:24
  2. "Like A Pen (Extended Club Mix)" -8:18
  3. "Like A Pen (Hearthrob Remix)" - 6:29
  4. "Like A Pen (Hearthrob Dub)" - 5:19
  5. "Like A Pen (Thomas Schumacher Dub)" - 8:15


Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart[5] 96
U.S. Hot Dance Singles Sales[6] 15


  1. ^ Jones, Neil (2006-10-16). The Knife - Like A Pen (Brille) MusicOMH. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  2. ^ Lai, Alex (2006). The Knife - Like A Pen Single Review Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  3. ^ Knife, The - Like a Pen Swedish Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  4. ^ Knife, The - Like a Pen UK Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  5. ^ "Chart Log UK : Alex K – Kyuss". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ The Knife - Silent Shout - Billboard Singles Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-18.

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