Curly Sue (song)

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"Curly Sue"
Single by Takida
from the album Bury The Lies
Released 10 October 2007 (swe)
Format CD single, Digital Download
Recorded February - April 2007
Genre Rock
Length 3:53
Label Ninetone Records
Songwriter(s) Patrik Frisk, Mattias Larsson, Fredrik Pålsson, Robert Petterson, Kristoffer Söderström, Tomas Wallin
Producer(s) Patrik Frisk, Takida
Takida singles chronology
"Curly Sue"
"The Dread"
"Curly Sue"
"The Dread"

"Curly Sue" is a song by the Swedish rock band Takida and was the second single released from their second album, Bury the Lies. The song was released as a single on 10 October 2007. The song was co-produced by Takida and Patrik Frisk at Sidelake Studios in Sundsvall, Sweden.


The track received varied reviews from the press. Örnsköldsviks Allehanda called the song "one of the albums low water marks" and "plain".[1]

Chart performance[edit]

According to IFPI it went gold in Sweden in May 2009.[2]

The song entered the Swedish Top 60 at fifty-two on 4 October 2007 and peaked at number one on 24 July 2008. All and all it spent a total of 63 weeks on the chart[3] which makes it the longest-running single ever on the chart, and puts the single as #1 of the Top 100 of all Singles in the Swedish charts since 1975.[4]

The band also had a huge success with the song on the Tracks chart. The song entered the chart at spot twenty on 20 October 2007 and had climbed to number one ten weeks later, a spot that it held for ten weeks. It spent 50 weeks and over a year on the chart and was the most successful song of 2008.[5] As of 21 June 2009 it holds the longevity record on the chart as well.[6]

The song had a huge success on Svensktoppen where it entered the chart on the second of February 2008, later on peaking at number two and spending a total of 54 weeks on the chart. Making it the ninth longest-running single there.[7]

Chart (2009) Peak
Certification Sales/Shipments
Sweden 1 Gold 10,000+
Preceded by
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
Swedish Singles Chart
July 24, 2008
Succeeded by
Pick Me Up by Emilia de Poret


  1. ^ "Okonstlad och publikfriande postgrunge". Örnsköldsviks Allehanda. 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2009-06-21. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ ""Guld och Platina-certifikat - Ifpi" (PDF). IFPI. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Takida - Curly Sue (Song)". Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Best of All Time - Singles". Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Archived from the original on 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Tracks hits 2008 - Melodier topp 100". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Takida: Vi är besvikna". Aftonbladet. 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Flest veckor på Svensktoppen". Sveriges Radio. Archived from the original on 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  External link in |publisher= (help)