Apply Some Pressure

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"Apply Some Pressure"
Maximo.applysome1.jpg
First release cover art
Single by Maxïmo Park
from the album A Certain Trigger
B-side
Released 21 February 2005
Format
Genre
Length
  • 3:20 (album version)
  • 2:45 (radio edit)
Label Warp
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Paul Epworth
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"The Coast Is Always Changing"
(2004)
"Apply Some Pressure"
(2005)
"Graffiti"
(2005)
Maxïmo Park singles chronology
"Going Missing"
(2005)
"Apply Some Pressure"
(2005)
"I Want You to Stay"
(2006)
Alternative cover
Second release cover art
Music sample

"Apply Some Pressure" is a song by English indie rock band Maxïmo Park. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album, A Certain Trigger (2005), on 21 February 2005. The song was re-released in October 2005. The music was written by Duncan Lloyd and the lyrics by Paul Smith.

The song originally reached number 20 on the UK Singles Chart in February 2005 and later number 17 after its re-release. It was listed as the 352nd best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork. The song has also been featured in several video games such as SSX On Tour, Burnout Revenge, SingStar Rocks!, and the PlayStation Portable version of Asphalt: Urban GT 2.

Track listings[edit]

21 February 2005 release[edit]

  • CD (WAP185CD):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" (Radio Edit) – 2:45
  2. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  • Maxi-CD (WAP185CDX):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "The Coast Is Always Changing" – 3:19
  3. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  4. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18
  • 7" (7WAP185):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18
  • 10" (10WAP185X):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "The Coast Is Always Changing" – 3:19
  3. "Fear of Falling" – 2:36
  4. "I Want You to Leave" – 2:18

31 October 2005 re-release[edit]

  • CD (WAP198CD):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "My Life in Reverse" – 3:20
  3. "Once, a Glimpse" (Original Demo Version) – 3:27
  • 7" #1 (7WAP198, orange vinyl):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" – 3:20
  2. "My Life in Reverse" – 3:20
  • 7" #2 (7WAP198R, clear vinyl):
  1. "Apply Some Pressure" (Live in Japan) – 3:22
  2. "Isolation" (John Lennon cover) – 1:14

Mark Ronson cover[edit]

The song was re-worked by Mark Ronson for his album Version. The cover version features Maxïmo Park singer Paul Smith on guest vocals. Smith recorded the vocals for Ronson after Ronson invited him to perform on the instrumental he had made based on the band's original.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[1] 15
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[2] 2
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 17

References[edit]

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