Secret Smile (Semisonic song)

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"Secret Smile"
Single by Semisonic
from the album Feeling Strangely Fine
Released June 1999
Format CD
Recorded 1997
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:37
Label MCA
Producer(s) Nick Launay
Semisonic singles chronology
"Singing in My Sleep"
(1998)
"Secret Smile"
(1999)
"Chemistry"
(2001)

Secret Smile is a song recorded by the American alternative rock band Semisonic. The 1999 single was one of the cornerstones of the band's international success.[1] A live version of the song recorded at The Gorge Amphitheatre, as well as a mix by The Orb had previously been released as a B-side to "Singing in My Sleep".

Music video[edit]

The music video features lead singer Dan Wilson and his wife playing with a video camera. The paparazzi then arrive and the couple make a run for it. The video was shot in February 1998 and was directed by British music video director Sophie Muller.

Covers[edit]

A dance version by Booty Callers was recorded, which appears on the compilation album Clubland 15. Singer Richard Fleeshman covered the song on his album Neon. British electronic singer/songwriter/producer LorD and Master recorded a version of the song in 2011 for his covers album, Discover.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Canada (RPM 100 Hit Tracks)[3] 30
Canada (RPM Rock Report)[4] 30
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 13
US Billboard Adult Top 40[7] 35
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[7] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 488. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "LorD and Master – Secret smile". SoundCloud. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Top Singles – Volume 68, No. 24, April 05 1999". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rock/Alternative – Volume 68, No. 25, April 12, 1999". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Semisonic – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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