The 13th

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"The 13th"
Single by The Cure
from the album Wild Mood Swings
Released 22 April 1996
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:16
Label Fiction
Producer(s) Robert Smith
Steve Lyon
The Cure singles chronology
"A Letter to Elise"
"The 13th"
"Mint Car"

"The 13th" is a single released by the British group the Cure in 1996. The song was initially released on the album Wild Mood Swings. All tracks were written by Smith/Gallup/Bamonte/Cooper/O'Donnell.

The song went to #15 on the UK Singles Chart and #44 on the US Hot 100. The song was played very few times during the Swing Tour and never again since the tour.

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song shows Robert Smith, dressed in ripped velvet dress, lying on his bed and watching a TV broadcast where he performs with The Cure.

Track listing[edit]

Version 1:

  1. "The 13th" (Swing radio mix)
  2. "It Used to Be Me"
  3. "Adonais"
  4. "Ocean"

Version 2:

  1. "The 13th" (Two Chord Cool mix) - 4:09
  2. "Ocean" - 3:29
  3. "It Used to Be Me" - 6:57
  4. "The 13th" (Killer Bee mix) - 4:16

"It Used to Be Me" can also be found as an extra track on the Japanese version of Wild Mood Swings.


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[1] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 43
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 11
Germany (Media Control Charts)[5] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 44
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[12] 15