Sex (The 1975 song)

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"Sex"
The 1975 - "Sex" (Single).jpg
Single by The 1975
from the album Sex and The 1975
Released
  • 19 November 2012 (EP)
  • 23 August 2013 (album version)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012–13
Genre
Length 3:26
Label Dirty Hit
Songwriter(s)
  • George Daniel
  • Adam Hann
  • Matthew Healy
  • Ross MacDonald
Producer(s)
The 1975 singles chronology
"Chocolate"
(2013)
"Sex"
(2012)
"Girls"
(2013)
"Chocolate"
(2013)
"Sex"
(2013)
"Girls"
(2013)

"Sex" is a song by English rock band The 1975, originally included as the third track on their second extended play of the same name, Sex. It was released as a single on 19 November 2012.[6] The song was released to modern rock radio in the United States as a single in promotion of the EP on 5 March 2013, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. It also peaked at number 23 on the UK Indie Chart.

"Sex" was re-recorded by the band in 2013 for their debut studio album The 1975, in which it was included as the fifth track on the album. On 8 July 2013, the album version of the song premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as his "Hottest Record in the World".[7] It was released as a digital single on 23 August 2013 and debuted at number 34 on the UK Singles Chart on 1 September.[8]

Music videos[edit]

An official music video for the EP version of "Sex", shot in black-and-white, was uploaded to YouTube on 5 October 2012.[9] On 26 July 2013, a music video for the album version of the song was released, noteworthy for being the band's first music video to be rendered in color.

Track listing[edit]

UK digital download
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sex"
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
  • Crossey
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
3:27
2. "Sex" (Acoustic version)
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
4:06
3. "Chocolate" (Acoustic version)
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
3:58
4. "Head.Cars.Bending" (George Daniel Remix)
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
  • Mike Crossey
  • Daniel
4:12
5. "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You" (Dream Koala Remix)
  • Daniel
  • Hann
  • Healy
  • MacDonald
  • Daniel
  • Healy
3:54
Total length: 19:37

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States[14] 5 March 2013 Modern rock radio Vargant
United Kingdom[15] 23 August 2013 Digital download Dirty Hit
Italy[16] 13 September 2013 Contemporary hit radio Universal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can You Hear This - 'Sex' The 1975 EP review". 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "When The Gramophone Rings - The 1975 'Sex' review". 
  3. ^ "Brightest young things.com". 6 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Pitchfork - The 1975 album". 7 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Cohen, Ian (18 September 2013). "The 1975: Ruthlessly Catchy and Accidentally Interesting". Grantland. Grantland.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  6. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sex/id564441757
  7. ^ Corner, Lewis (9 July 2013). "The 1975 confirm new single 'Sex' – listen". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  9. ^ The 1975 (5 October 2012). "The 1975 – Sex [EP Version]". YouTube. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  11. ^ "The 1975 Chart History (Alternative Songs)" Billboard. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – The 1975 – Sex" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  13. ^ "British single certifications – The 1975 – Sex". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Sex in the search field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "Alternative E-Weekly". All Access Music Group. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Sex – EP by The 1975". iTunes Store (GB). Apple. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Mompellio, Gabriel. "The 1975 – Sex (Universal)" (in Italian). Radio Airplay SRL. Retrieved 24 June 2014.