99.9F°

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99.9F°
99.9F - Suzanne Vega.jpg
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released September 8, 1992 (1992-09-08)
Recorded 1992
Studio Dreamland (Bearsville, New York), Sunset Sound Factory (Los Angeles), The Magic Shop (New York City)
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock
Length 37:20
Label A&M
Producer Mitchell Froom
Suzanne Vega chronology
Days of Open Hand
(1990)Days of Open Hand1990
99.9F°
(1992)
Nine Objects of Desire
(1996)Nine Objects of Desire1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
The Daily Vault Music Reviews A[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2.5/5 stars[5]

99.9F° (Ninety-Nine Point Nine Fahrenheit Degrees) is the fourth album by American singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega. Released in 1992, the album marked a significant departure for Vega, as she embraced a more electronic, experimental sound. It peaked at No. 86 on Billboard magazine's album chart and was Vega's fourth fourth Top 20 album in the U.K. "Blood Makes Noise" reached No.1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.

Despite its low chart position in the U.S., the album was certified gold (500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA in October 1997. It was given silver status in the UK by the BPI in March 1993.

99.9F° was the first of two of Vega's albums to be produced by Mitchell Froom, whom she later married.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)" 3:20
2. "Blood Makes Noise" 2:28
3. "In Liverpool" 4:40
4. "99.9F°" 3:16
5. "Blood Sings" 3:17
6. "Fat Man and Dancing Girl" (Vega/Froom) 2:19
7. "(If You Were) In My Movie" 3:05
8. "As a Child" 2:55
9. "Bad Wisdom" 3:23
10. "When Heroes Go Down" 1:54
11. "As Girls Go" 3:27
12. "Song of Sand" (Vega/Nils Petter Molvær) 3:28
13. "Private Goes Public" (European and Japanese bonus track) 1:57

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel

Technical

  • Ronald K. Fierstein – executive producer
  • Tchad Blake – engineer, mixing
  • Len Peltier, Suzanne Vega – art direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 56
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 70
German Albums (Media Control)[8] 27
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 38
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 45
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 24
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 20
US Billboard 200[13] 86

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak Position
1992 "99.9 F°" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 13[14]
UK Singles Chart 46[15]
"Blood Makes Noise" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1[14]
Canadian Singles Chart 27
New Zealand Singles Chart 42
UK Singles Chart 60[15]
"In Liverpool" UK Singles Chart 52[15]
1993 "When Heroes Go Down" UK Singles Chart 58[15]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S. Gold Oct 22, 1997 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Review". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Browne, David. "99.9 F review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Daily Vault Music Reviews: 99.9 F°". Daily Vault. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Suzanne Vega - 99.9 Fo CD Album". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Acclaimed Music - 99.9 F°". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  7. ^ "Suzanne Vega – 99.9 °F" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Suzanne Vega - 99.9 °F". Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Suzanne Vega – 99.9 °F". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Suzanne Vega – 99.9 °F". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Suzanne Vega – 99.9 °F". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Suzanne Vega Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  14. ^ a b "Suzanne Vega - Chart history - Billboard". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  15. ^ a b c d "SUZANNE VEGA - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Gold and Platinum data". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on September 2, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2011.  RIAA