Sex & Violins

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Sex & Violins
Rednex Sex And Violins.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 1995 (Europe)
March 28, 1995 (North America)
GenreCountry pop, dance, eurodance, techno
LabelBattery, Zomba
ProducerPat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, Leskelä Teijo, Anders Hellquist, Thomas Hegert
Rednex chronology
Sex & Violins
Inbred With Rednex
Singles from Sex & Violins
  1. "Cotton Eye Joe"
    Released: August 12, 1994
  2. "Old Pop in an Oak"
    Released: 17 November 1994
  3. "Wish You Were Here"
    Released: 6 May 1995
  4. "Wild 'N Free"
    Released: 4 September 1995
  5. "Rolling Home"
    Released: 5 December 1995
  6. "Riding Alone"
    Released: 1997
Alternative cover
Cover for the US release
Cover for the US release
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Sex & Violins is the debut studio album by Swedish dance group Rednex, released on Battery Records in February 1995.


Six singles, including one promotional single, were released from it. The female vocals are from Annika Ljungberg, who left the band in 1996 due to a disagreement with the other band members, after the release of the fifth single, "Rolling Home", to start a solo career. The album was a commercial success, including the hit dance single "Cotton Eye Joe". The album was re-titled Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins) for the US release, presumably due to the original album cover, although a modified version was briefly released in the US (minus the image of a person urinating in a cup) prior to the retitling. Track number 8 is also known as "Harder Than Your Husband".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
1."Cotton Eye Joe"
  • Janne Ericsson
  • Øban
  • Pat Reiniz
2."Hittin' the Hay"
  • Ericsson
  • Leskelä Teijo
  • Ericsson
  • Reiniz[a]
3."Riding Alone"Øban
  • Anders Hansson
  • Reiniz
4."Wish You Were Here"Teijo3:56
5."Mary Lou"
  • Stefan Sir Een
  • David Millington
  • Een
  • Millington
6."Old Pop in an Oak"ReinizReiniz3:32
7."Nowhere in Idaho"TeijoTeijo4:05
8."The Sad But True Story of Ray Mingus, the Lumberjack of Bulk Rock City, and His Never Slacking Strive to Exploit the So Far Undiscovered Areas of the Intention to Bodily Intercourse from the Opposite Species of His Kind, During Intake of All the Mental Conditions That Could Be Derived from Fermentation" (also known as "Harder Than Your Husband"[3])
  • Thomas Hegert
  • Anders Hellquist
  • Een
  • Hegert
  • Hellquist
  • Reiniz
9."Fat Sally Lee"ReinizReiniz3:16
  • Ericsson
  • Lizette von Panajotte
  • Ericsson
  • Mr. Maple[a]
11."McKenzie Brothers"
  • Hegert
  • Hellquist
  • Reiniz
  • Hegert
  • Hellquist
  • Reiniz
12."Rolling Home"
  • Ericsson
  • Panajotte
13."Wild 'N Free"
  • Reiniz
  • Hansson
  • John Francis
Cotton Eye Joe (Sex & Violins) — US bonus track
14."Cotton Eye Joe" (Slide to the Side Mix)
  • Ericsson
  • Øban
  • Reiniz
Japanese edition bonus tracks
14."Cotton Eye Joe" (Madcow instrumental version)
  • Ericsson
  • Øban
  • Reiniz
15."Old Pop in an Oak" (extended mix)ReinizReiniz5:39
16."Ropin' a Cow" (radio edit)ÖbanÖban3:15
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer

CD+CD-ROM edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Ultimate Rednex Megamix" – 5:46
  2. "Rolling Home" (Treatow's Treatment Radio Mix) – 4:40
  3. "Old Pop in an Oak" (DJ Cerla & Moratto Remix) – 5:08
  4. "Old Pop in an Oak" (West Side Story Mix) – 3:16


  • Hieroglyph (Game only, 4.09 MB)


  • Accordion – Ari Haatainen and Henrik Widén
  • Banjo – Gary Johansson, General Custer, and Kjell Johansson
  • Bass – Björn Lagberg
  • Drums – Anders Lövmark, Animal, and Heffa
  • Guitar – Anders Hellquist, Boba, Bonne Lövman, Clint Eastwood, and Henrik Jansson
  • Steel guitar – Uffe Sterling
  • Harmonica – Ove Sandberg
  • Piano – Henrik Widén
  • Violin – Bosse Nilsson
  • Vocals – Anders Hansson, Annika Ljungberg, Björn Lagberg, Camena, Camilla Molinder, Chris Sylvan Stewart, Cool James, Currey, Göran Danielsson, Hanna Wannagárd, Henrik Widen, Hoss, Janne Ericsson, Jean-Paul Wall, Jeanette Söderholm, Joe Cartwright, Lotten Andersson, Ludde, Michelle Anenberg, Monte Reid, Pat Reiniz, Stefan Cevaco, Sir Een, Thomas Hegert, and Zeb Macahan
  • Whistle – Jean-Paul Wall


  • Producers – Pat Reiniz, Janne Ericsson, Anders Hansson, Denniz Pop, Max Martin, David Millington, Stefan Sir Een, L. Teijo, Anders Hellquist, and Thomas Hegert
  • Engineering assistant – Jacob Schultze


  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. Sex & Violins at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Sex & Violins". Spotify. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Sex & Violins by Rednex on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 29 June 2017.