Pictures (Sneaky Sound System song)

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"Pictures"
Sneaky Sound System - Pictures.jpg
Single by Sneaky Sound System
from the album Sneaky Sound System (2006) & Sneaky Sound System (2009)
Released 2 December 2006 (2006-12-02)
Format
Studio Whack on Warners
Length
  • 3:21
  • 3:16 (UK mix)
Label Whack
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Black Angus
  • Peter Dolso
Sneaky Sound System singles chronology
"I Love It"
(2006)
"Pictures"
(2006)
"UFO"
(2007)
"I Love It"
(2006)
"Pictures"
(2006)
"UFO"
(2007)
Additional cover
UK release
UK release
Sneaky Sound System UK singles chronology
"Pictures"
(2008)
"UFO"
(2008)

"Pictures" is the fourth single by Australian dance group Sneaky Sound System, taken from their self-titled debut album Sneaky Sound System (2006).

It was released on 21 July 2008 in the UK as the first single, taken from their self-titled second UK compilation album Sneaky Sound System (2009). It debuted at 95 then rose the next week to 76.

Information[edit]

"Pictures" was written by Connie Mitchell and Angus McDonald and came second in the Dance/Electronica category of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition.[1]

Cover versions[edit]

"Pictures" was famously covered by the late Richard Marsland of Get This radio fame. His performance on his community TV show garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Rex Hunt, Warwick Capper and The Vengaboys, although Tony 'Andrew Bolt' Martin described Marsland's ARIA nomination as going "to waste".

Despite such stinging criticism, Marsland's cover became one of the biggest hits that summer in Australia, and the refrain of "na na na, turn off the projector" could be heard all over the country from nightclubs on the Gold Coast to the Veale Gardens in Adelaide.

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single[2] and iTunes EP[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures" (Original) 3:21
2. "Pictures" (Tonite Only Remix) 6:33
3. "I Love It" (Original) 3:49
4. "Pictures" (Acappella) 3:27
5. "Pictures" (Video; CD-only) 3:13
Total length: 20:24
Australian 12" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures" (Tonite Only Remix)  
2. "Pictures" (Extended Mix)  
UK CD[4] and 2008 iTunes single[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures" (Radio Edit) 3:16
Total length: 3:16
2008 iTunes EP[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures" (South Central Remix) 5:03
2. "Pictures" (Tonite Only Remix) 6:30
3. "Pictures" (Extended Mix) 4:35
4. "Pictures" (Chris Lake Remix) 6:16
5. "Pictures" (Digital Dog Poolside Dub) 6:03
UK 7" vinyl[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures"  
2. "Pictures" (South Central Remix)  
UK 12" vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures" (Extended Mix)  
2. "Pictures" (Tonite Only Remix)  
2017 iTunes EP[8]
No. Title Length
1. "Pictures 2017" (Dom Dolla Remix) 4:46
2. "Pictures 2017" (Colour Castle Remix) 4:45
3. "Pictures 2017" (Mall Grab Remix) 7:23
4. "Pictures 2017" (Sneaky Sundays Remix) 6:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Black Angus – all instruments, producer
  • Nick Broadhurst – midi sax
  • Miss Connie – vocals
  • Peter Dolso – all instruments, producer, mix, engineer
  • Sam LA More – remix, additional production, engineer (Tonite Only Remix)
  • Groove Terminator – remix, additional production (Tonite Only Remix)

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Catalogue Ref.
Australia 2 December 2006 CD Whack WHACK05 [2]
Various Digital download [3]
Australia 11 December 2006 12" vinyl WHACKV03
Various 11 July 2008 Digital download Elmlowe [5]
18 July 2008 [6]
United Kingdom 21 July 2008 CD
  • 14th Floor
  • Whack
SNEAK1CD [4]
7" vinyl SNEAK1V1 [7]
12" vinyl SNEAK1V2
Various 8 September 2017 Digital download Astrx [8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winning System", Herald Sun, 8 April 2007. Website accessed 17 April 2007
  2. ^ a b "Pictures". Waterfront Records. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b iTunes single:
    • Australia: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • Canada: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • Great Britain: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • New Zealand: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • United States: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Pictures". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  5. ^ a b 2008 iTunes single:
  6. ^ a b 2008 iTunes EP:
    • Canada: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • Great Britain: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
    • Ireland: "Pictures – EP". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Pictures [7" VINYL]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Pictures 2017":
  9. ^ "Pictures". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Issue #877 (Week Commencing 25th December 2006 & 1st January 2007)" (PDF). Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "The ARIA Report: Issue #887 (Week Commencing 5th March 2007)" (PDF). Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sneaky Sound System: full Official Chart History". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Singles 2007". Retrieved 16 September 2017.