Sex (I'm A...)
|"Sex (I'm A...)"|
U.S. Geffen edition
|Single by Berlin|
|from the album Pleasure Victim|
|Released||February 1983 |
|Format||7" vinyl, 12" vinyl|
|Recorded||1982, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Synthpop, new wave|
|Writer(s)||John Crawford, Terri Nunn, David Diamond|
|Producer(s)||Daniel R. Van Patten|
|Berlin singles chronology|
"Sex (I'm A...)" is a song by the American band Berlin from their second album Pleasure Victim. The song was co-written by group members John Crawford, Terri Nunn and David Diamond and sung as a duet by Crawford and Nunn.
Released as the album's second single in February 1983, the single became a cult hit on American radio and brought the group into the mainstream. Despite the significant attention, the song's racy lyrics resulted in it being banned from several radio stations. Perhaps because of this, the single ultimately peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late March and early April 1983.The song was also the first single release from the band's new label, Geffen Records.
"Weird Al" Yankovic covered the chorus of the song in 1984 on his second album, "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D, as part of the track "Polkas on 45," a polka medley of rock and pop songs. (He has done one of these medleys on almost all of his albums.)
- "Sex (I'm A...)" - 5:08
- "Tell Me Why" - 3:50
|Canadian Hot 100||5|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||18|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||62|
|U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs||8|
|U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||10|
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