Molly (Cedric Gervais song)

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Molly single cover.jpg
Single by Cedric Gervais
Released 3 July 2012 (U.S. and Canada single)
22 July 2012 (worldwide EP)
21 August 2012 (remixes)
Recorded 2011
Genre Electro house
Label Spinnin', 3 Beat, Big Beat
Songwriter(s) Cedric Gervais, Carlos Cid
Producer(s) Cedric Gervais, Carlos Cid
Cedric Gervais singles chronology
"Love Is the Answer"
"You Got the Look"
"Love Is the Answer"
"You Got the Look"

"Molly" is a song by French-American DJ Cedric Gervais, first announced by Gervais through his YouTube channel on 9 April 2012.[1] The song was released as a single in the United States and Canada on 3 July 2012 through Big Beat Records, and as an EP in the United Kingdom on 22 July, and then worldwide on 21 August 2012 through Spinnin' Records and 3 Beat Productions, including remixes. It was written and produced by Cedric Gervais and Carlos Cid. The song was used in the 2013 film Pain & Gain.

"Molly" was heavily sampled in American recording artist Tyga's 2013 song of the same name. It was released as a promotional single for his third studio album Hotel California.


"Molly" is an electro house song with influences of acid house, "big rave" and dubstep. It has a tempo of 126 BPM and contains vocals that are spoken by a speech synthesizer.


American singer Madonna infamously referenced the song while promoting her song "Girl Gone Wild". Her mention caused great controversy, inciting criticism from electronic dance music producer deadmau5.[2] The term 'Molly' is a reference to the dance drug MDMA.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Molly" was first released onto YouTube on 2 April 2012 at a total length of four minutes and nine seconds.[3]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download - Single[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Molly" (Original Mix) 6:49
2. "Molly" (Radio Edit) 3:31
Digital download - EP[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Molly" (UK Radio Edit) 2:45
2. "Molly" (Club Radio Edit) 3:31
3. "Molly" (Original Mix) 6:49
4. "Molly" (Danny Howard Mix) 5:43
5. "Molly" (Borgore 'Suck My Tit' Mix) 4:02
Digital download - Remixes[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Molly" (Borgore 'The Straight Edge' Remix) 4:01
2. "Molly" (Static Revenger Remix) 5:11
3. "Molly" (Laurent Simeca Remix) 5:45
4. "Molly" (C.I.D. Remix) 5:54
5. "Molly" (Danny Howard Remix) 5:38
6. "Molly" (Chris Arnott Remix) 5:09
7. "Molly" (Acid Jack Remix) 5:38
8. "Molly" (Bobby Vena Remix) 6:02
9. "Molly" (Mind Electric Re-Acid) 5:29
Digital download - Beatport Remixes[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Molly" (Quintino Remix) 5:50


Chart (2012) Peak
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 41
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[10] 18
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[11] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 26
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[13] 46

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
 United States
3 July 2012[4] Digital download - Single Big Beat Records
 United Kingdom 22 July 2012[5] Digital download - EP Spinnin' Records
3 Beat Productions
worldwide 21 Aug 2012[6] Digital download - Remixes Big Beat Records