Apple Shampoo

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"Apple Shampoo"
Apple Shampoo Blink.jpg
Single by Blink-182
from the album Dude Ranch
Released April 14, 1997[1]
Format CD
Recorded December 1996–January 1997
Big Fish Studios
(Encinitas, California)
Length 2:52
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Mark Trombino
Blink-182 singles chronology
"Wasting Time"
(1996)
"Apple Shampoo"
(1997)
"Dammit"
(1997)
"Wasting Time"
(1996)
Apple Shampoo
(1997)
"Dammit"
(1997)

"Apple Shampoo" is a song by American rock band Blink-182, released on April 14, 1997 in Australia[1] as the first single from the group's second studio album, Dude Ranch (1997). The song was released as a single in Australia only, through an exclusive license with Mushroom Records imprint label Rapido.

Background[edit]

The song regards a failing relationship.[2] The song was inspired by Elyse Rogers of the ska punk band Dance Hall Crashers, whom Blink toured with over 1996.[3] The song's title was inspired by her favorite type of shampoo.[3][2]

Composition[edit]

The song is composed in the key of C major and is set in time signature of common time with a fast tempo of 216 beats per minute. Hoppus's vocal range spans from G4 to A5.[4]

Release[edit]

"Apple Shampoo" was released as the band set out on the Australian leg of the Warped Tour 1997.[3] The song was an Australian-only single release celebrating the tour and their fanbase in Australia, which had grown considerably since 1995.[5][6] The single peaked at number 90 on the Australian singles chart in April 1997.[7]

Format and track listing[edit]

CD (1997)
  1. "Apple Shampoo" – 2:54
  2. "Voyeur" – 2:46
  3. "Good Times" – 1:04

Personnel[edit]

Blink-182
Production
  • Mark Trombino – production, recording, mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Chart positions[edit]