Get Some (Lykke Li song)

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"Get Some"
Lykke Li - Get Some single cover.jpg
Single by Lykke Li
from the album Wounded Rhymes
B-side "Paris Blue"[1]
Released 22 October 2010 (2010-10-22)
Format
Recorded Atlantis Studio,
Decibel Studios
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Genre
Length 3:22
Label LL
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Björn Yttling
Lykke Li singles chronology
"Tonight"
(2008)
"Get Some"
(2010)
"I Follow Rivers"
(2011)

"Get Some" is a song by Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li from her second studio album, Wounded Rhymes (2011). Produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, it was released on 22 October 2010 as the album's lead single.

Writing and inspiration[edit]

During an interview for The Guardian on 13 December 2010, Li said of the song:

"A lot of people think it's about sex. [...] But it's about power. I was reading the Murakami book The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, where she goes into this guy's mind by making him fantasize about her, so it's kind of like powerplay. As soon as a woman does anything, they seem to hit a nerve and it's back to sex. At least men seem to think that."[4]

Live performances[edit]

On 3 March 2011, Li performed "Get Some" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[5] On March 10, she performed the song on Conan[6] and on Last Call with Carson Daly on March 15.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

The song was used in the tenth episode of the third season of The CW's 90210, titled "Best Lei'd Plans", originally aired 29 November 2010.[8] It also appears on the soundtrack for the 2012 film The Vow.[9]

"Get Some" was also used in the 19th episode of the second season of The CW's The Vampire Diaries, titled "Klaus", originally aired 21 April 2011,[10] as well as the sixth episode of the first season of Teen Wolf, titled "Heart Monitor", originally aired 4 July 2011[11] and the song was used in the 15th episode of the first season of Hawaii Five-0, titled "Kai e'e" which aired 23 January 2011. It was also used in ABC Family's drama Pretty Little Liars in the 18th episode of the second season titled "A Kiss Before Lying", which aired 30 January 2012.

The song has also been featured on the Batman: Arkham City trailer featuring Catwoman gameplay.[12] as well as Apple's IOS 5 video[13] "Get Some" was used in a Victoria's Secret commercial. The song can also be heard in the video game Need for Speed: The Run, while racing Mila Belova. It also features on Ubisoft's 2014 racing game The Crew as a featured song on a fictional radio station that users can control and listen to throughout all aspects of the game. The song was featured in the CSI: New York episode "To What End?". In 2015, "Get Some" was featured in the television shows The Flash, Battle Creek and Sense8 and in 2016, it was used in the TV Show Sweet/Vivious.

Track listings[edit]

  • Swedish digital single
  1. "Get Some" – 3:22
  2. "Paris Blue" – 3:44
  • Digital EP
  1. "Get Some" – 3:22
  2. "Get Some Get Some" (Mike D Remix – Another Latch Bros. Production) – 3:50
  3. "Get Some" (Remix by Beck) – 4:46
  4. "Paris Blue" – 3:45
  • Swedish and UK limited edition 7" single
A. "Get Some" – 3:22
B. "Paris Blue" – 3:44

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lykke Li – vocals, songwriting
  • Henrik Jonsson – mastering
  • Lasse Mårtén – mixing
  • Björn Yttling – mixing, production, songwriting

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 23
Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 31

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Sweden 22 October 2010 Digital download LL [16]
United Kingdom 25 October 2010 7" single Atlantic [17]
Sweden 27 October 2010 LL [18]
United Kingdom 10 December 2010 Digital download Atlantic [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lykke Li returns with new single, "Get Some"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hear a new Lykke Li single "Get Some"". Under The Radar. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Best Albums of 2011". Wondering Sound. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Nicholson, Rebecca (13 December 2010). "Lykke Li: 'I'm intense, and I get psychopathic, too'". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (4 March 2011). "Watch: Lykke Li on "Jimmy Fallon"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Neyland, Nick (11 March 2011). "Lykke Li: "Get Some" (Live On Conan) (Video)". Prefix Magazine. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Watch Last Call with Carson Daly – Lykke Li, Grace Potter, School of Seven Bells". Entrance Magazine. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "90210 Music | Season 3 – Episode 10". The CW. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606389/soundtrack?ref_=tt_trv_snd
  10. ^ "Vampire Diaries Music site". CWTV.com. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Teen Wolf Music Site". Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Batman Arkham City E3 2011 Catwoman Reveal Trailer [HD]". YouTube.com. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Apple IOS 5 Video". Archived from the original on 2011-10-12. 
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lykke Li – Get Some" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  15. ^ "Lykke Li – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Lykke Li. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  16. ^ "Get Some – Single by Lykke Li". iTunes Store (SE). Apple. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Get Some [7" VINYL]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "Get Some – Lykke Li" (in Swedish). CDON.se. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Get Some – EP by Lykke Li". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 

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