Cough Cough

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"Cough Cough"
Cough Cough single cover.jpg
Single by Everything Everything
from the album Arc
Released 14 October 2012
Format Digital download7" Vinyl
Recorded 2012[1]
Genre Art rock, indie pop, indie rock, baile funk
Length 3:42
Label Sony RCA
Songwriter(s) Jonathan Higgs
Producer(s) David Kosten, Everything Everything
Everything Everything singles chronology
"Cough Cough"
"Cough Cough"

"Cough Cough" is a song from British indie pop band Everything Everything. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2012 as the lead single from the band's second studio album, Arc (2013).[2]


Critical reception[edit]

Tom Howard of NME praised the track, commenting "Yeah… so… um… wait a second go Everything Everything like the shy and polite young chaps they are. But then they break into a Dirty-Projectors-crossed with-Destiny’s-Child thing that makes you wish they'd go on a two-year hiatus and make comebacks all the bloody time. Suddenly they sound like saviours of music".[3] "Cough Cough" was also met with positive reception from Doron Davidson-Vidavski of Londonist, who noted it as a "manic and wonderful track [which] highlights all that is unique about the quartet: choppy song structures, hectic vocals and hooksome melodies."[4] The song reached #100 on Triple J Hottest 100 of 2012.

Chart performance[edit]

For the chart week dated 27 October 2012, "Cough Cough" debuted at number thirty-seven on the UK Singles Chart—marking the band's first top forty entry—beating previous highest charting single "My Kz, Ur Bf" (#121, 2010).[5] The following week, "Cough Cough" fell twenty-two places to number fifty-nine; marking its second and final week within the top one hundred.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Remixes EP[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Cough Cough" 3:37
2. "Cough Cough" (Xaphoon Jones Remix) 3:49
3. "Cough Cough" (Brometer Remix) 4:31
4. "Cough Cough" (NZCA Lines Remix) 3:12
7" Vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Cough Cough" 3:37
2. "A.D." 4:10


Chart (2012) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 37

Credits and personnel[edit]

Recording and mixing
  • Recorded at RAK Studios, London; Angelic Studios, Halse; Muttley Ranch, London; Jonathan's Flat, Manchester; mixed at Muttley Ranch, London.

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Arc, RCA Records, UMP.[1]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
United Kingdom 29 August 2012[7] Radio airplay
14 October 2012[2] Digital download


  1. ^ a b Arc (inlay cover). Everything Everything. RCA Records, UMP. 2013. p. 11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Everything Everything — Cough Cough (Remixes) - Digital EP". iTunes. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Track Review: 'Cough Cough' by Everything Everything". NME. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Music Interview: Everything Everything". Londonist. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2012-10-27" UK Singles Chart.
  6. ^ "Artist: Everything Everything". Official Charts Company. 2013-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Everything Everything unveil new single, 'Cough Cough'". NME. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

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