Molly (Cedric Gervais song)

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"Molly"
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
Writer(s) Cedric Gervais, Carlos Cid
Producer(s) Cedric Gervais, Carlos Cid
Cedric Gervais singles chronology
"Love Is the Answer"
(2011)
"Molly"
(2012)
"You Got the Look"
(2012)

"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 an 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 Agusut 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.

Composition[edit]

"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.

Controversy[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
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
 Canada
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

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