Attracting Flies

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"Attracting Flies"
Single by AlunaGeorge
from the album Body Music
Released 8 March 2013
Format Digital download
Length 3:08
Label Island
Producer(s) George Reid
AlunaGeorge singles chronology
"White Noise"
"Attracting Flies"

"Attracting Flies" is a song from London-based electronic duo AlunaGeorge. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 8 March 2013 as the third single from their first studio album, Body Music (2013). The song has peaked to number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

The track was met with universal acclaim upon its release. Pitchfork Media labeled it "Best New Music".

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Attracting Flies" was first released onto YouTube on 10 March 2013 at a total length of three minutes and twenty-seven seconds.[1] The video is a play on the song's line "little grey fairytales and little white lies". It features Aluna as the protagonists of various well-known fairytales, however all the tales have been given a gritty, urban twist. For example, Little Red Riding Hood is being stalked late at night by a man (played by George) and his dog, and Sleeping Beauty has passed out after overdosing on anti-depressants.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Attracting Flies"   3:08

Chart performance[edit]

For the chart week 23 March 2013, "Attracting Flies" debuted at number one-hundred-and-thirty-one on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The following week saw the track rise twenty-two places to number one-hundred-and-nine. On the chart week dated 6 April 2013, the track advanced thirty-fives places to number eighty-four; becoming AlunaGeorge's third top 100 hit after "Your Drums, Your Love" (number 50, 2012) and "White Noise" (number 2, 2013).[3] On its fourth charting week, the track rose a further thirty-three places to number fifty-one, before reaching a new peak of number thirty the following week. The following week after that, it reached number 19.[3]


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 8 March 2013[12] Digital download Island