Not Exactly (song)

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"Not Exactly"
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Single by deadmau5
from the album Random Album Title
B-side "We Fail"
Released August 27, 2007 (2007-08-27)
Format Digital download, 12" vinyl
Genre Progressive house, ambient house
Length 9:15 (Original Mix)
Label mau5trap
Songwriter(s) Joel Zimmerman
Producer(s) deadmau5
deadmau5 singles chronology
"Faxing Berlin"
(2006)
"Not Exactly"
(2007)
"Arguru"
(2007)
"Faxing Berlin"
(2006)
"Not Exactly"
(2007)
"Arguru"
(2007)

Not Exactly is a progressive house instrumental written, produced, and performed by Canadian music producer deadmau5. It is the second single from his third studio album Random Album Title (2008). First released on August 27, 2007, "Not Exactly" became the second ever release on deadmau5's label mau5trap.[1]

Composition[edit]

"Not Exactly" is a progressive house song with a tempo of 128 beats per minute and is written in the key of F major.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The single has not made any major charts in any country, even following the release of Random Album Title,[citation needed] although it has won the Beatport Music Award for "Best Single" in 2008.[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Downloadable single / 12" single
No. Title Length
1. "Not Exactly" 9:15
2. "We Fail" 6:30
12" remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Not Exactly" (Peter Gelderblom Remix) 7:39
2. "Not Exactly" (Trick & Kubic Remix) 6:15
3. "Not Exactly" (Jean Claude Ades Hypnotic Remix) 8:46
4. "Not Exactly" (Major North Reprise) 7:31
Downloadable remixes
No. Title Length
1. "Not Exactly" (Peter Gelderblom Remix) 7:39
2. "Not Exactly" (Trick & Kubic Remix) 6:15
3. "Not Exactly" (Jean Claude Ades Hypnotic Remix) 8:46
4. "Not Exactly" (Major North Reprise) 7:31
5. "Not Exactly" (Talla 2XLC Trance Rework) 6:08

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Canada August 27, 2007 (2007-08-27)[4][5] Digital download Mau5trap
United Kingdom 12" vinyl
Italy October 22, 2007 (2007-10-22)[6] Cinnamon Flava
Germany December 2007 (2007-12)[7] Electric
February 2008 (2008-02)[8]
March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10)[9] Digital download
United States April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)[10] Ultra

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