Stereotypes (song)

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"Stereotypes"
Single by Blur
from the album The Great Escape
B-side "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" (7")
"The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame", "Ludwig" (CD)
Released 12 February 1996
Format 7" vinyl, CD, cassette
Recorded 1995
Genre Britpop
Length 3:10
Label Food
Producer(s) Stephen Street
Blur singles chronology
"The Universal"
(1995)
"Stereotypes"
(1996)
"Charmless Man"
(1996)
Music video
"Stereotypes" on YouTube

"Stereotypes" is a song by English rock band Blur and is the opening track to their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released on 12 February 1996 as the third single from that album, charting at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was originally intended to be the album's first single.

"Tame", one of the single's B-sides, is sometimes viewed as Blur's first push into the sound that they would develop greatly on their next album, Blur.

Music video[edit]

The music video which was directed by Matthew Longfellow features live footage. Whereas the previous live video promo "End of a Century" was live in picture and sound, "Stereotypes" is simply live footage edited to fit the album track recording.

Track listings[edit]

All music composed by Albarn, Coxon, James and Rowntree. All lyrics composed by Albarn.

Production credits[edit]

  • "Stereotypes" produced by Stephen Street
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" and "Ludwig" produced by Blur and John Smith
  • "The Horrors", "A Song" and "St Louis" produced by Blur

Charts[edit]

Charts (1996) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BLUR | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

External links[edit]