R U Mine?
|"R U Mine?"|
|Single by Arctic Monkeys|
|from the album AM|
|Released||27 February 2012|
|Recorded||January 2012 in Sheffield, England|
|Arctic Monkeys singles chronology|
"R U Mine?" is a song by the English indie rock band Arctic Monkeys. It features lyrics written by Arctic Monkeys vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Turner and bassist Nick O'Malley, as well as music composed by the entire band. The song was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2012 and was released physically for the Record Store Day on 21 April 2012 on a limited edition double A-side purple 7" vinyl along with new song "Electricity". The vinyl was limited to a run of only 1750 copies.
"R U Mine?" debuted at number twenty-three on the UK Singles Chart; the band's highest charting single since "Crying Lightning" reached number twelve in July 2009. Despite originally being released as a standalone single, the song was later included on their fifth studio album, AM (2013), in a slightly different version. It was later certified gold in the UK, making one of the Arctic Monkey's best-selling songs.
The song was also featured in the video games Forza Horizon and Rocksmith 2014. It was also featured in the videogame Guitar Hero Live. It was released as a downloadable song for the rhythm game Rock Band 3 on January 13, 2015; one of the first three downloadable songs released for Rock Band 3 in almost two years.
Alex Turner said that the band drew inspiration from recent relationships, saying "There's a few references for people to pick up on in there – 'Some Velvet Morning', Tracy Island. That particular bit is like the thing Lil Wayne and Drake do. We've been listening to a lot of their stuff recently. I like that thing they do where they talk about something backwards, so they talk about it but then say what it actually is on the next line. It's hard to explain but I guess it's a little nod to that idea. So I say, 'I'm a puppet on a string', just before mentioning Tracy Island. That's what it's about – uncertainty."
A music video to accompany the release of "R U Mine?" was first released onto YouTube on 27 February 2012 at a total length of three minutes and forty-four seconds and features radio DJ and musician Steve Jones debuting the song on his show on American modern rock radio station KROQ-FM while Matt Helders, Alex Turner and Nick O'Malley lip-sync the song in a car. In 2013, the video won the NME Award for Best Video.
A second video has been released onto YouTube on 29 March 2012, following their live show in Mexico City one day earlier. The video depicts a live performance of the song and shots of the excited crowd. It ends with an image of Turner's microphone with two bras hanging from it.
|1.||"R U Mine?"||3:20|
|7" (UK Record Store Day limited edition) and second digital download|
|1.||"R U Mine?"||3:20|
|2014 Brit Awards|
|1.||"R U Mine? (Live from the BRITs)"||3:34|
- Arctic Monkeys
- Alex Turner – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
- Jamie Cook – lead and rhythm guitar
- Nick O'Malley – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Matt Helders – drums, backing vocals
"R U Mine?"
|United Kingdom||27 February 2012||Digital download||Domino Recording Company|
|United States||12 March 2012||Modern rock radio|
|United Kingdom||21 April 2012||Double A-side 7" vinyl|
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