Sexx Laws

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"Sexx Laws"
Beck - Sexx Laws.jpg
Single by Beck
from the album Midnite Vultures
B-side "This Is My Crew" / "Salt in the Wound"
Released 25 October 1999
Format CD, 7", 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre Funk rock
Length 3:38
Label Geffen
497 181-2 (UK, CD1)
497 182-2 (UK, CD2)
497 182-7 (UK, 7")
Writer(s) Beck Hansen
Producer(s) Beck Hansen, Mickey Petralia
Beck singles chronology
"Nobody's Fault But My Own"
(1999)
"Sexx Laws"
(1999)
"Mixed Bizness"
(2000)

"Sexx Laws" is a song by American singer Beck, from his album Midnite Vultures (1999). It was released as the lead single from the album in October 1999.

In 2014, NME named it the 260th Greatest Song of All Time.[1] It is used on the 2014 Renault Twingo advertisement and in episodes of Futurama and Daria.

Music videos[edit]

The music video, directed by Beck himself, is partly a tribute to the film Mr. Freedom.[2] Jack Black appears in the music video as a member of the Vision Warrior Men's Circle, along with Neil Strauss and Justin Meldal-Johnsen[3] Surreal elements of the video include a refrigerator dry humping an oven, Kenny G (played by Meldal-Johnsen) in a room of football players, and a spinning mannequin of a zebra with a banjo.

There are several versions of the video. The original (once posted on Beck's website) was over 18 minutes long and extended the intro of the Men's Circle. The subsequent versions edited out the intro and ending, the latter truncating a pep rally speech by Jack Black's character.

Track listings[edit]

CD1
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "Salt in the Wound" – 3:24
  3. "Sexx Laws" (Wizeguyz Remix) – 6:03
CD2
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "This Is My Crew" – 3:55
  3. "Sexx Laws" (Malibu Remix) – 6:51
7"
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "Salt in the Wound" – 3:24
12"
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "Sexx Laws" (Malibu Remix) – 6:51
  3. "Salt in the Wound" – 3:24
  4. "Sexx Laws" (Wizeguyz Remix) – 6:03

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[4] 27
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard)[5] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/nme_500_greatest_songs_2014.htm
  2. ^ "Video Hangover: Beck – "Sexx Laws"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Beck - "Sexxlaws"". mvdbase.com. 1999-11-03. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  4. ^ "BECK | Artist". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Beck – Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 

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