If I Know You

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"If I Know You"
If I Know You.jpg
Single by The Presets
from the album Apocalypso
Released 23 March 2009 (2009-03-23)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 4:28
Label Modular
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Presets
The Presets singles chronology
"Yippiyo-Ay"
(2008)
"If I Know You"
(2009)
"Kicking and Screaming"
(2009)
"Yippiyo-Ay"
(2008)
"If I Know You"
(2009)
"Kicking and Screaming"
(2009)

"If I Know You" is a single by The Presets and the fifth taken from their second studio album Apocalypso. It was originally the proposed third single but was replaced by "Talk Like That".

Content[edit]

"If I Know You" is a break-up song with a Morrissey-like sexual ambiguity, with a vocal hook reminiscent of the 1980 Split Enz hit "I Hope I Never".

Discussing the lyrics, singer Julian Hamilton told Rolling Stone Australia: "It's a break up song but I didn't want it to be a guy pissed off at a girl because that always sounds so wimpy. I thought it'd be cool to write it from a girl's perspective. The lyrics came out a bit weird and we thought maybe we could flog this off to a girl singer, but then I thought no, this song needs to be sung with balls!"[1]

Music video[edit]

The video clip was directed by Eva Husson. The video was awarded Best Dance Video at the 2009 UK Music Video Awards.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
No. Title Length
1. "If I Know You" (original) 4:28
2. "If I Know You" (alternate version) 4:40
3. "If I Know You" (Vince Clarke Remix) 5:53
4. "If I Know You" (music video) 3:59
iTunes EP 1
No. Title Length
1. "If I Know You" 4:29
2. "If I Know You" (alternate version) 4:40
3. "If I Know You" (Tom Middleton Remix) 5:35
4. "If I Know You" (Vince Clarke Remix) 5:51
5. "If I Know You" (Heartbreak Remix) 6:46
6. "If I Know You" (Tania & Jori Version) 4:55
iTunes EP 2
No. Title Length
1. "If I Know You" 4:29
2. "If I Know You" (alternate version) 4:40
3. "If I Know You" (Tom Middleton Remix) 5:34
4. "If I Know You" (Tom Middleton Instrumental) 7:07
5. "If I Know You" (Heartbreak Remix) 6:46
6. "If I Know You" (Vince Clarke Remix) 5:51
7. "If I Know You" (Chaim Remix) 7:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 57
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[3] 17

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 23 March 2009 Modular Digital download
20 April 2009 CD MODCDS066

References[edit]

  1. ^ Treuen, Jason. "The Presets: Apocalypso Kings". Rolling Stone Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 4 May 2009" (PDF) (1001). Pandora Archive. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/418877/presets/chart

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