Pull Shapes

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"Pull Shapes"
Single by The Pipettes
from the album We Are The Pipettes
Released3 July 2006
FormatCD, 7", Digital download
LabelMemphis Industries
Songwriter(s)Robert Barry, Joe Beaumont, Rose Elinor Dougall, Jon Falcone, Seb Falcone, Gwenno Saunders, Rebecca Stephens
The Pipettes singles chronology
"Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me"
"Pull Shapes"

"Pull Shapes" is a single from The Pipettes and was released on 3 July 2006. It was available on CD, double 7" vinyl, and digital download from Memphis Industries. The expression "pull shapes" is a British English colloquialism that refers to the act of dancing.

The video for "Pull Shapes" is a shot-for-shot reenactment of a scene from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls in which the band The Kelly Affair sings "Sweet Talking Candyman."

The song was featured in The L Word, Season 5 Episode 6 ("Lights! Camera! Action!") when Jenny and Adele go shopping. It also features on the soundtrack of the 2008 film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.[1]

Billboard named the song #18 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Pull Shapes"
  2. "Really That Bad"

7" white vinyl single[edit]

  1. "Pull Shapes"
  2. "Guess Who Ran Away with the Milkman?"

7" yellow vinyl single[edit]

  1. "Pull Shapes"
  2. "Magician Man"


Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 26


  1. ^ "Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging OST". Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ "The Pipettes: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.