Naïve (song)

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Single by The Kooks
from the album Inside In/Inside Out
Released 27 March 2006
Format 7", CD, Maxi-CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:24
Label Virgin Records
Writer(s) Paul Garred
Hugh Harris
Luke Pritchard
Max Rafferty
Producer(s) Tony Hoffer
The Kooks singles chronology
"You Don't Love Me"
"She Moves in Her Own Way"

"Naïve" is a song by British indie rock band The Kooks and is featured on their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out. It was released 27 March 2006 as the fourth single from that album, charting at number five on the UK Singles Chart. The best-selling single of their careers, "Naïve" was also the UK's nineteenth best selling single of 2006.[1] It has also done relatively well in New Zealand, reaching number 15 on the combined sales/airplay RIANZ chart. The song additionally charted in the United States, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart. Lily Allen did a cover of "Naïve" for a live session on the Jo Whiley show. Allen's version was featured on the soundtrack for the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. The Kooks' original version was featured on the soundtrack for the film 17 Again and on the fourth season, episode "Resolve" of the TV show One Tree Hill as well as on its third soundtrack "The Road Mix". The song has also been covered by former Sugababes member Mutya Buena as a B-side for her debut single "Real Girl".

It placed at #87 in Triple J's Hottest 100 of the Past 20 Years (1993-2013) being one of a few songs to debut in the countdown without having made a yearly list beforehand.

Track listings[edit]


  1. "Naïve"
  2. "Tea and Biscuits"


  1. "Naïve"
  2. "Hiding Low"

Maxi-CD (VSCDX1911)

  1. "Naïve"
  2. "I Love That Girl"
  3. "Naïve" [video]
  4. "You Don't Love Me" [live from Fopp tour video]


Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart[2] 5
Belgium Singles Chart[3] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 39
Italy Singles Chart 31
Italy Digital Singles Chart 10
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 15
Chart (2007) Peak
US Modern Rock[5] 21
Chart (2011) Peak
UK Singles Chart 75[6]


  1. ^ Top 40 Singles of 2006, from BBC Radio 1 website
  2. ^ Zobbel (2007-06-16). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved 2008-10-15. 
  3. ^ a b "The Kooks - Naive - Music Charts". Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Kooks Naive". Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  5. ^ " - Artist Chart History - The Kooks". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 
  6. ^