Dominos (Big Pink song)

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"Dominos"
The Big Pink Dominos.jpg
Single by The Big Pink
from the album A Brief History of Love
Released September 7, 2009
Format 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded Electric Lady Studios, New York
Genre Indie rock, electronic rock
Length 3:46
Label 4AD (AD 2931)
Writer(s) Milo Cordell, Robbie Furze
Producer(s) The Big Pink, Paul Epworth
The Big Pink singles chronology
"Stop the World"
(2009)
"Dominos"
(2009)
"Velvet"
(re-issue)
(2010)

"Dominos" is the first single from The Big Pink's debut album A Brief History of Love. "Dominos" was released as a digital download and on 7" vinyl on September 7, 2009, a week before the release of the album. The song was co-produced by the band and record producer Paul Epworth, and mixed by Rich Costey (who also produced the album).[1] In their native United Kingdom, the song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #27[2] and #10 on the Irish Singles Chart in the Republic of Ireland.[3] The single's B-side, "She's No Sense", features vocals from Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.[4]

"Dominos" is The Big Pink's fourth single, three having been released before their debut album throughout 2008 and 2009. The song was remixed by Switch and made available as a free digital download track on the band's website on 23 October 2009.[5] "Dominos" has also been featured in Xbox 360 television advertisements in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song was used in a promo spot for Skins series 3 premiere on BBC America. The song was featured in the episode "Let The Games Begin" of 90210.[6]

On Pitchfork Media's end-of-the-year Top 100 Tracks of 2009 list, "Dominos" was voted in at #18.[7] On 24 February 2010, "Dominos" won Best Track of the Year at the NME Awards.[8] In October 2011, NME placed it at number 72 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[9]

The song is heavily sampled on Nicki Minaj's track "Girls Fall Like Dominoes" on her debut album Pink Friday.

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl (AD 2931) and download
  1. "Dominos" – 3:48
  2. "She's No Sense" – 3:15
Remixes
  • "Dominos" (Rustie Remix), 3:22 – available as a bonus track exclusively with the UK iTunes version of A Brief History of Love
  • "Dominos" (Switch Remix), 5:32 – available as a free download on the band's website in October 2009
  • "Dominos" (Switch Remix Instrumental), 5:18 – also available from the band's website in October 2009

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[10] 27
UK Indie Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart[11] 10
US Billboard Alternative Songs[12] 36

Credits[edit]

  • All music and vocals by Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell
  1. "Dominos"
    • Produced by The Big Pink and Paul Epworth
    • Valentine Fillol-Cordier – backing vocals
    • Akiko Matsuura – drums
    • Engineered by Mark Rankin
    • Mixed by Rich Costey
  2. "She's No Sense"
    • Produced and mixed by The Big Pink
    • Florence Welch – vocals
  • Art direction by The Big Pink
  • Design by Chris Bigg
  • Photography by Marc Atkins at panoptika.net[13]

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