Mary (Scissor Sisters song)

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"Mary"
Scissor Sisters - Mary.jpg
Single by Scissor Sisters
from the album Scissor Sisters
Released October 11, 2004
Format
Recorded 2003
Genre Piano rock
Length 4:41
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters singles chronology
"Laura"
(2004)
"Mary"
(2004)
"Filthy/Gorgeous"
(2005)

"Laura"
(2004)
"Mary"
(2004)
"Filthy/Gorgeous"
(2005)

"Mary" is a song by American rock band, Scissor Sisters, and is the fourth track on their eponymous debut album (see 2004 in music). It was released as a single in October 2004 in the UK, peaking at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Jake Shears wrote "Mary" for his best friend, Mary Henlon, who died in April 2006 from a brain aneurysm.[1]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Laura" (City Hi-Fi remix) – 4:24
  • 12" (9868281)
  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL mix)
  • CD (9868282)
  1. "Mary" – 4:41
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL radio edit) – 3:55
  3. "Take Me Out" (Jo Whiley Session) – 4:32

Official remixes[edit]

  1. "Mary" (a cappella)
  2. "Mary" (Junkie XL remix)
  3. "Mary" (Junkie XL edit)
  4. "Mary" (Junkie XL radio edit)
  5. "Mary" (Mylo remix)

Music video[edit]

The video for the single was released in October 2004 and was considered a curio by fans. It was seen as a spoof of Rapunzel and other children's fairy tales. The music video was produced by Don Bluth. Scissor Sisters contacted him after recalling fond memories of an animated sequence in Xanadu. The video also includes a live action portion, showing a woman getting out of bed, boarding a London Underground train, departing at Canary Wharf tube station and entering and working in a Docklands office. This sequence segues into the animation with her staring into a photocopier, presumably indicating the animated sequence is her daydream.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mary by Scissor Sisters Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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