Mouthwash (song)

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Kate Nash- Mouthwash single.jpg
Single by Kate Nash
from the album Made of Bricks
B-side "Stitching Leggings"
"Take 'Em Back"
"Dirt (Demo from Iceland)"
Released United Kingdom 1 October 2007
Format CD, 7", digital download
Genre Indie rock
Length 5:02 (album version), 3:58 (video edit)
Label Fiction
Writer(s) Kate Nash
Kate Nash singles chronology
"Pumpkin Soup"
Music video
"Mouthwash" on YouTube

"Mouthwash" is a song by Kate Nash, featured her third single, and the second to be lifted from her debut album Made of Bricks. It was released on 1 October 2007. The track was described by Kate as a protest song, but curiously the mixed up, dizzy crescendo has a distinct background recording of a lady in the throes of passion - an interesting juxtaposition.

Critical and commercial reception[edit]

The song failed to reach the heights of previous single "Foundations" both commercially and critically. It managed to peak just outside the top twenty of the UK Singles Chart upon its physical release.[1][2][3] Slant Magazine felt the song failed to live up to "Foundations",[4] while The Guardian felt overall the song was "unnecessary".[5]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Kate Nash.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mouthwash" Nash 5:02
2. "Stitching Leggings" Nash 2:17
UK Vinyl 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mouthwash" Nash 5:02
2. "Dirt (Demo from Iceland)" Nash 6:06
UK Vinyl 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mouthwash" Nash 5:02
2. "Take 'Em Back" (misprinted as "Take 'Em Out" on the cover) Nash 2:19
Digital Download
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mouthwash" (Hot Chip Remix) Nash 5:26

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Mouthwash" was shot at the Bristol Hippodrome with the cast of the Starlight Express, who learned two new routines for the video. It features Nash backstage of the theatre, and on stage playing the piano while the show is being performed. The video was directed by Kinga Burza.

Chart positions[edit]

The song debuted at 75 on the UK Singles Chart before peaking at number 23. The song spent just 8 weeks on the chart before falling off.[6]

Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 23
Chart (2008) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[8] 6


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