Celice (song)

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Single by A-ha
from the album Analogue
Released 4 October 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre New wave, alternative rock
Length 3:28
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Magne Furuholmen & Martin Terefe
Producer(s) Martin Terefe
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"Celice" is a song by Norwegian band A-ha. Written by Magne Furuholmen and Martin Terefe, it was released as the first single from the album, Analogue, throughout Europe. It was released on 7 October 2005 in Germany and Norway, and 24 October in Sweden. It was not released in the UK. It reached worldwide sales of over 300,000 units. For a while the song was under consideration to be included on the Da Vinci Code movie soundtrack.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Celice" (Radio Cut)
  2. "Celice" (Live at Frognerparken)
  3. "Celice" (Paul van Dyk's Radio Edit)
  4. "The Summers of Our Youth"
  5. "Celice" (music video)

The Remixes[edit]

  1. "Celice" Radio Cut (3:28)
  2. "Celice" Thomas Schumacher Remix (7:53)
  3. "Celice" Boris Dlugosch Remix (6:38)
  4. "Celice" Paul van Dyk's Extended Mix (5:42)
  5. "Celice" Paul van Dyk's Vocalized Clubmix (8:07).

Raw sex in A-ha video[edit]

The video for the song was directed by Jörn Heitmann, famous for directing the videos of Rammstein, and was filmed in a brothel in Berlin. It was considered controversial by fans and the media due to its strong adult content, featuring topics not as clear in A-ha videos before; sex, drugs, suicide, prostitution, and alcohol had never been so prominently featured in the band's videos, although sadomasochism had been noted in the previous release, "Move to Memphis". Heat sensors are used to show some of the more graphic images from the video.

One Norwegian newspaper held the headline, "Raw sex in A-ha video" after the video was officially released on September 24, 2005.

Magne: "The video is about people who have lost their direction in the hunt for meaning - and loneliness as a result of lost innocence."

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
Austria 41
Belarus 1
Belgium 6
Europe 65
Finland 15
Germany 21
Greece 16
Italy 36
Latvia 29
Norway 1
Poland 20
Russia 2
Switzerland 38
Ukraine 8
World 97
Preceded by
"Stars" by Alejandro Fuentes
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
19 October 2005 – 26 October 2005
Succeeded by
"Don't Cha" by Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes