The 13th

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This article is about the 1996 rock single by The Cure. For other uses, see 13 (disambiguation).
"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