Tell Me Why (The Riddle)

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"Tell Me Why (The Riddle)"
Single by Paul van Dyk featuring Saint Etienne
from the album Out There and Back
Released 11 July 2000 (2000-07-11)
Format CD, 12"
Genre Dance, Trance
Label Vandit (Germany) - 156 871
Deviant (UK)- DVNT36
Mute (U.S.) - 9129
Writer(s) Paul van Dyk, Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs
Producer(s) Paul van Dyk
Paul van Dyk singles chronology
"Another Way/Avenue"
(1999)
"Tell Me Why (The Riddle)"
(2000)
"We Are Alive"
(2000)
Saint Etienne singles chronology
"How We Used to Live"
(2000)
"Tell Me Why (The Riddle)"
(2000)
"Heart Failed (In the Back of a Taxi)"
(2000)
Music sample

"Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" is a song released by Paul van Dyk in collaboration with English indie dance band Saint Etienne, with Sarah Cracknell of the group on vocals.[1] A music video (filmed 28 May 2000) was made along with the song that can be found on the Global DVD.

Peaking at number seven on the UK Singles Chart, it remains the highest charting single on the chart for both artists to date.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Deviant / DVNT36CDS (UK)[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Radio Mix) - 3:49

Continuous-mixed tracks:

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (PvD Mix) - 8:20
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take a Break) - 6:25

CD: Deviant / DVNT36CDR (UK)[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 7:49
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 4:52
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Original Mix) - 6:51

CD: Vandit / 156 871-2 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Radio Mix) - 3:49

Continuous-mixed tracks:

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 7:49
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 4:52
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (PvD Mix) - 8:20
  4. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take a Break) - 6:09
  5. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Original Mix) - 8:07
  • also released in the US (Mute / 9129-2)

CD: Avex / AVTCDS-253 (Hong Kong)[edit]

Unedited remixes:

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Radio Mix) - 3:49
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 8:03
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (PvD Mix) - 9:26
  4. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take a Break) - 6:39
  5. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 5:54
  6. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Original Mix) - 8:44

Continuous-mixed tracks:

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 7:49
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 4:52
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (PvD Mix) - 8:21
  4. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take a Break) - 6:09
  5. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Original Mix) - 8:07

12": Deviant / DVNT36X (UK)[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 8:03
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 5:53
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Dub) - 5:53

12" Version - 2[edit]

  1. Original Mix [A]
  2. Take a Break Mix [B1]
  3. Take a Break Dub [B2]

2x12": Vandit / Vandit 003 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Vandit Mix) - 8:03
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (PvD Mix) - 8:20
  1. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take a Break) - 7:31
  2. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Club Mix) - 5:53
  3. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Original Mix) - 8:43
  4. "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)" (Take A Break Dub) - 7:15
  • also released in the US (Mute / 9129-0)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 57
Finland Singles Chart 15
German Singles Chart 45
German Dance Chart 1
Ireland Singles Chart 19
Switzerland Singles Chart 82
UK Singles Chart 7
UK Dance Chart 1
US Dance Chart 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Paoletta (24 June 2000), Van Dyk's 'Out There' Soul On Mute, Billboard 
  2. ^ [1] ARIA Report 742. Retrieved 2013-1-13