Faster Kill Pussycat
|"Faster Kill Pussycat"|
|Single by Paul Oakenfold featuring Brittany Murphy|
|from the album A Lively Mind|
|Released||March 21, 2006 (US)
June 5, 2006 (UK)
|Recorded||November 11–December 29, 2005|
|Genre||Progressive house, trance, breakbeat|
|Writer(s)||Paul Oakenfold, Ian Green, Kelli Ali|
|Producer(s)||Paul Oakenfold, Ian Green|
|Paul Oakenfold singles chronology|
"Faster Kill Pussycat" is the first single from Paul Oakenfold's 2006 album, A Lively Mind. It features American actress Brittany Murphy's vocals, and was co-written by singer/songwriter Kelli Ali (former vocalist of British trip hop group Sneaker Pimps) . It was released on March 21, 2006 in the US and eventually reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay. In the UK, it debuted at #37 on downloads alone, and reached #7 the next week. The title of the track is a play on the title of the movie Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! The song was also featured in one of the installments in the long-running Dance Dance Revolution series, Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2.
The music video, shot on the rooftop of a parking garage in downtown Los Angeles, features Brittany Murphy dancing, with scenes of Oakenfold as a DJ and a wild crowd. Directed by renowned music video director Jake Nava, it premiered on television in May 2006, and received airplay on MTV and other music channels. It was also a pre-loaded video on Microsoft's Zune.
UK CD single
UK 12" vinyl
US promo CD single
- Writers: Paul Oakenfold, Ian Green, Kelli Ali
- Producer, mixing and programming: Paul Oakenfold
- Vocals: Brittany Murphy
- Additional production, guitars and drums: Ian Green
All chart entries below are from 2006, when the single was actually released.
Following the death of Brittany Murphy in December 2009, the song re-entered the UK Charts on downloads alone, the song re-entered at #7 in the UK Dance Chart. The song also entered the UK Indie Chart on the same week, reaching a current peak of #13. The song also entered the UK chart at #129.
- "CHART LOG UK: NEW ENTRIES UPDATE : Chart Date: 02.01.2010". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
- "Australian-charts.com – Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy – Faster Kill Pussycat". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
- "Dutchcharts.nl – Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy – Faster Kill Pussycat" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
- "Charts.org.nz – Oakenfold feat. Brittany Murphy – Faster Kill Pussycat". Top 40 Singles.
- "Archive Chart: June 4, 2006". Scottish Singles Top 40.
- Artist Chart History - Paul Oakenfold Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-07-06