Mary (Scissor Sisters song)

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"Mary"
Single by Scissor Sisters
from the album Scissor Sisters
Released October 11, 2004
Format 12", CD
Recorded 2003
Genre Piano rock, acoustic, glam rock
Length 4:41
Label EMI, Polydor
Producer(s) Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters singles chronology
"Laura"
(2004)
"Mary"
(2004)
"Filthy/Gorgeous"
(2005)

"Mary" is a song by American rock band, Scissor Sisters, and is the fourth track on their eponymous debut album (see 2004 in music). It was released as a single in October 2004 in the UK, peaking at #14 in the UK Singles Chart.

The "Mary" of the title was Mary Hanlon, a friend of Jake Shears, who died in 2006.[1]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Laura" (City Hi-Fi remix) – 4:24
  • 12" (9868281)
  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL mix)
  • CD (9868282)
  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL radio edit) – 3:55
  3. "Take Me Out" (Jo Whiley Session) – 4:32

Official remixes[edit]

  1. "Mary" (a cappella)
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL remix)
  3. "Mary" (Junkie XL edit)
  4. "Mary" (Junkie XL radio edit)
  5. "Mary" (Mylo remix)

Music video[edit]

The video for the single was released in October 2004 and was considered a curio by fans. It was seen as a spoof of Rapunzel and other children's fairy tales; an owl makes an appearance in the video. The music video was produced by Don Bluth. Scissor Sisters contacted him after recalling fond memories of an animated sequence in Xanadu. The video also includes a live action portion, showing a woman getting out of bed, boarding a London Underground train, departing at Canary Wharf tube station and entering and working in a Docklands office. This sequence segues into the animation with her staring into a photocopier, presumably indicating the animated sequence is her daydream.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 14

References[edit]

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