Sex (The 1975 song)

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"Sex"
Single by The 1975
from the album Sex and The 1975
Released 5 March 2013 (EP version)
23 August 2013 (album version)
Recorded 2012–13
Genre
Length 3:26
Label Dirty Hit, Vagrant
Writer(s) George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald
Producer(s) George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy, Ross MacDonald, Mike Crossey
The 1975 singles chronology
"Chocolate"
(2013)
"Sex"
(2013)
"Girls"
(2013)

"Sex" is a song by English indie rock band The 1975, originally included as the third track on their second extended play of the same name, Sex. The song was released to modern rock radio in the United States as a single in promotion of the EP on 5 March 2013, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It also peaked at number 23 on the UK Indie Chart.

"Sex" was re-recorded by the band in 2013 for their debut studio album The 1975, in which it was included as the fifth track on the album. On 8 July 2013, the album version of the song premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as his "Hottest Record in the World".[1] It was released as a digital single on 23 August 2013 and debuted at number 34 on the UK Singles Chart on 1 September.[2]

Music videos[edit]

An official music video for the EP version of "Sex", shot in black-and-white, was uploaded to YouTube on 5 October 2012.[3] On 26 July 2013, a music video for the album version of the song was released, noteworthy for being the band's first music video to be rendered in color.[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sex"   Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald Crossey, Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald 3:27
2. "Sex" (Acoustic version) Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald 4:06
3. "Chocolate" (Acoustic version) Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald 3:58
4. "Head.Cars.Bending" (George Daniel Remix) Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald Mike Crossey, Daniel 4:12
5. "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You"   Daniel, Hann, Healy, MacDonald Daniel, Healy 3:54
Total length:
19:37

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[8] 5 March 2013 Modern rock radio Vagrant Records
United Kingdom[9] 23 August 2013 Digital download Dirty Hit
Italy[10] 13 September 2013 Contemporary hit radio Universal Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corner, Lewis (9 July 2013). "The 1975 confirm new single 'Sex' – listen". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  3. ^ The 1975 (5 October 2012). "The 1975 – Sex [EP Version]". YouTube. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  4. ^ The 1975 (26 July 2013). "The 1975 – Sex (Album Version)". YouTube. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  6. ^ "The 1975 Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for The 1975. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – The 1975 – Sex" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Alternative E-Weekly". All Access Music Group. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sex – EP by The 1975". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Mompellio, Gabriel. "The 1975 – Sex (Universal)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Retrieved 24 June 2014.