Downtown (Peaches song)

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"Downtown"
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Single by Peaches
from the album Impeach My Bush
Released July 6, 2006 (2006-07-06)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Techno, electroclash
Length 3:34 (original)
6:22 (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
Label XL
Writer(s) Peaches
Producer(s) Peaches, Greg Kurstin
Peaches singles chronology
"Shake Yer Dix"
(2004)
"Downtown"
(2006)
"Boys Wanna Be Her"
(2006)
Music video
"Downtown" on YouTube

"Downtown" is the first single from Peaches' third album Impeach My Bush. "Downtown" was the "Single of the Week" on XFM and chosen by NME as their choice single. The single is also Peaches' third to chart on the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

NME described the song as "not an earth-stopping departure," when compared to her former songs but praised it for sounding "like a giant robot cat spewing up sound like an invitation to some kind of all-night New Orleans dwarf sex coke rave."[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Downtown" was made to promote the first single from Impeach My Bush. In the video Peaches plays two characters, a woman in a red dress (probably a prostitute) and a man. Both of them interact in the video. In the end Peaches the man seems dead or passed out while androgynous Peaches cleans her face in front of a mirror.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Downtown" – 3:34
  2. "Hanky Code" – 4:03
  3. "Downtown" (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) – 6:22

Song usage[edit]

"Downtown" was used in the video game The Sopranos: Road to Respect in 2006.[2]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 50
UK Dance Singles Chart[4] 5
UK Indie Singles Chart[5] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ (2006-06-23). Peaches: Downtown - Track Reviews NME. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ (2006-09-01). The Sopranos: Road To Respect Gets Musical IGN. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  3. ^ Peaches - Downtown Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  4. ^ Top 40 Dance Singles : 09.07.2006 BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  5. ^ Top 30 Independent Singles : 09.07.2006 BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2010-07-19.

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