Set It Off (Peaches song)

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"Set It Off"
Single by Peaches
from the album The Teaches of Peaches
Released 2001, 2002
Genre Electronica
Length 3:17 (original)
4:02 (Radio Mix by Tobi Neumann)
Label Kitty-Yo
Writer(s) Peaches
Producer(s) Peaches
Peaches singles chronology
"Set It Off"
"Rock Show"
Music video
"Set It Off" on YouTube

"Set It Off" is a song written and recorded by Peaches. The song was released as the lead promo single from her debut album The Teaches of Peaches. The single peaked at #36 in the UK and was chosen by NME as their single of the week.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Jim Wirth of NME said, "Filthy, trashy and not entirely unlike Gary Numan after a sex change operation, Peaches is a winner all the way."[2] Similarly, Mark Desrosiers of PopMatters described the song as "infectious and mnemonic."[3]

The Face placed "Set It Off" at #12 on the Best Singles of 2002.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Set It Off" became Peaches' first single to chart on the UK Singles Chart. It is her highest charting single to date on the chart. It debuted at #36 and spent a total of 12 weeks in the Top 200 singles.[5]

Music videos[edit]

Two versions of the video exist. The first one was shot in Super 8 format and consists of three different shots of Peaches united simulating her entire body. Peaches is seen dancing in the video.

Nisker signed to a European contract by Sony. Her second video was a big-budget video for the Tobi Neumman version of song "Set it Off," in which she danced in a locker room and restrooms as her pubic and armpit hair grew to Rapunzel proportions. Sony dropped her after the music video's release and demanded their money back.[6] This was the first music video that Peaches made with professional directors.

Track listings[edit]

  • German CD single, Maxi single[7]
  1. "Set It Off (Radio Mix by Tobi Neumann)" - 4:02
  2. "Set It Off (DJ Assault Accelerated Funky Mix)" - 3:03
  3. "Fuck the Pain Away (Kid606 Going Back To Bali Remix)" - 5:02
  4. "Set It Off (GMF Mix By Tobi Neumann)" - 5:33
  5. "Set It Off (Lexy & K-Paul Remix)" - 5:27
  6. "Set It Off (Northern Lite Remix)" - 4:24
  • German (Punkers Remix) CD single[8]
  1. "Set It Off (Punkers Remix)" - 4:02
  • UK CD single[9]
  1. "Set It Off (Radio Mix by Tobi Neumann)" - 4:04

Song usage[edit]

"Set It Off" has been used in movies Walking Tall and Cashback. In addition, the song is also used in The Cut (episode title: Rewind Me).[10]


Chart (2002) Peak
UK Singles Chart[11] 36


  1. ^ NME End of Year Lists 2002 Rocklist. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  2. ^ Wirth, Jim (2002-05-21). Peaches - Set It Off NME. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  3. ^ Desrosiers, Mark (2000). Peaches: The Teaches of Peaches PopMatters. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  4. ^ The face Recordings Of The Year Rocklist. Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  5. ^ "Chart Log UK : Rodney P.-Pussycat Dolls". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  6. ^ Meter, William V. (2003-06-23). Peaches: She's a Very Kinky Girl SPIN. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
  7. ^ Peaches - Set It Off German CD Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  8. ^ Peaches - Set It Off (Punkers Remix) Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  9. ^ Peaches - Set It Off UK CD Single Discogs. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  10. ^ Peaches - Filmography IMDb. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
  11. ^ Peaches - Set It Off Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-04-30.