Seventeen (Ladytron song)

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"Seventeen"
Single by Ladytron
from the album Light & Magic
Released 2002
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 2002
Genre Electronic, synthpop
Length 3:31
Label Telstar
Writer(s) Ladytron
Producer(s) Ladytron
Ladytron singles chronology
"The Way That I Found You"
(2001)
"Seventeen"
(2002)
"Blue Jeans"
(2003)
Music video
"Seventeen" on YouTube

"Seventeen" is the first single from the album Light & Magic by the music group Ladytron.[1] A new version "Seventeen 05", made by the band, featured on "Destroy Everything You Touch" single.

The song is known for its minimalistic lyrics, that consist only of: "They only want you when you're seventeen / When you're twenty-one / You're no fun / They take a polaroid and let you go / Say they'll let you know / So come on".

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD, UK[edit]

  1. "Seventeen" (original mix) – 4:41
  2. "Seventeen" (The Droyds Mix) – 6:27
  3. "Seventeen" (Soulwax Mix) – 4:47
  4. "Seventeen" (radio edit) – 3:31

Maxi CD, Germany[edit]

  1. "Seventeen" (original mix) – 4:39
  2. "Seventeen" (Manntraxx Mix) – 4:51
  3. "Seventeen" (The Droyds Mix) – 6:24
  4. "Seventeen" (Soulwax Mix) – 4:45
  5. "Seventeen" (radio edit) – 3:31

12", UK[edit]

  1. "Seventeen" (original mix)
  2. "Seventeen" (Manntraxx Mix)
  3. "Seventeen" (The Droyds Mix)
  4. "Seventeen" (Soulwax Mix)

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Seventeen" featured the band playing the song in a special black room, that includes some neon lights. The black room is separated by a wide window from another larger gray room. In the gray room is a weighing scale, a telephone and a stand with an old television and another device that looks like a VCR. Mira Aroyo and Helen Marnie are in front of the black room near that window, and Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu are in the back. Each member wears a black uniform and plays a synthesizer.

The video starts with a group of schoolgirls and a female professor entering the gray room from a long lobby. The girls start dancing while the band performs the song and also looks at them through that wide window. From time to time the professor removes one of the girls. At the end of the song, there's only one girl left in the gray room. Then she starts staring at the band through the window.

Song usage[edit]

"Seventeen" was used in the 2003 movie Party Monster.[2] "Seventeen" was used on the mix albums Fabric 09 by Slam,[3] A Bugged Out Mix by Felix da Housecat,[4] and on Most of the Remixes by Soulwax.[5]

Charts[edit]


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Chart (2002/2003) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart[6] 45
UK Singles Chart[7] 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Ladytron-Seventeen/master/47985
  2. ^ Ladytron - Filmography IMDb. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  3. ^ Slam - Fabric 09 (CD) Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy (2003). ((( A Bugged Out Mix > Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  5. ^ Soulwax - Most of the Remixes Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  6. ^ Ladytron - Seventeen (Song) Australian Chart Online. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK : DJ Steve L. – LZ Love". Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

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