A Girl Like You (Edwyn Collins song)

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"A Girl Like You"
Single by Edwyn Collins
from the album Gorgeous George
Released 1995
Format
Recorded 1994
Length 3:59
Label Setanta
Writer(s) Edwyn Collins
Producer(s) Edwyn Collins
Certification

"A Girl Like You" is a song by British singer-songwriter Edwyn Collins from his third solo studio album, Gorgeous George (1994).

Music videos[edit]

There are two different music videos for this song. The US video was in turn an avant-garde tribute to its lyrics (e.g. when Collins sings the lyrics "you made me acknowledge the devil in me", a child's painting of the devil is overlaid over his face). The international video shows Collins singing over videos and silhouettes of dancers.

Production[edit]

The Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook played vibraphone on the recording.

Copyright controversy[edit]

On 30 September 2009, Collins' manager posted to Collins' Myspace page[1] to discuss how Collins owned the copyright to the song and wanted to make it available to anyone as a free download but Myspace only allowed major labels to assert the rights to tracks hosted on their site.

A later posting notes that, after the story was picked up by major news outlets, the song was once again available on the Myspace music player.[2]

Track listings[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Appearances and cover versions[edit]

"A Girl Like You" was featured in the Empire Records soundtrack and second in the Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack. On TV, it was featured in the Cleopatra 2525 episode "Run Cleo Run", Spin City episode "The Commitments", in a Marks & Spencer advert in 2012, as well as Lucifer episode "Sweet Kicks" in 2016. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song as a bonus track on their 2007 video game Alvin and the Chipmunks. The Black Keys have covered the song at various performances during their 2014 "Turn Blue World Tour."

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Downloads and the Featured Artists Coalition at the Wayback Machine (archived 9 October 2009). Myspace. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 2827." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Edwyn Collins: A Girl Like You" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  11. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Edwyn Collins". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". VG-lista. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 1995-07-22" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "Gorgeous George – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  20. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Pop Singles – Week ending NOVEMBER 11, 1995 at the Wayback Machine (archived 2 September 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Edwyn Collins: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  22. ^ "Jahreshitparade 1995" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1995" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  24. ^ "Rapports annuels 1995" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  25. ^ (French) Classement Singles – année 1995 at the Wayback Machine (archived 14 February 2009). SNEP. Disque en France. Retrieved 1 May 2004.
  26. ^ "Schweizer Jahreshitparade 1995" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  27. ^ "Les Singles / Titres Certifiés "Argent"" (in French). InfoDisc. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  28. ^ (French) Les Singles en Argent at the Wayback Machine (archived 16 October 2014). InfoDisc.
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Edwyn Collins; 'A Girl Like You')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  30. ^ "British single certifications – Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter A Girl Like You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search