Sick and Tired (Anastacia song)

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"Sick and Tired"
Sick and Tired.jpg
Single by Anastacia
from the album Anastacia
B-side "Twisted Girl"
Released July 19, 2004 (2004-07-19) (Europe)
Format
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre
Length 3:30
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Dallas Austin
  • Glen Ballard
Anastacia singles chronology
"Left Outside Alone"
(2004)
"Sick and Tired"
(2004)
"Welcome to My Truth"
(2004)

"Sick and Tired" is a song by American recording artist Anastacia from her third studio album, Anastacia. Written by Anastacia, Dallas Austin, and Glen Ballard, it was released as the album's second single on July 19, 2004 in Europe to positive reception from music critics. The single charted inside the top five in most of countries, including Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. "Sick and Tired" samples the song "Let The Music Play" by Shamur.

Critical reception and composition[edit]

AllMusic editor Matthew Chisling said that Anastacia "seams a bit of R&B into her melodies."[1] Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian wrote that on "Sick and Tired" Anastacia claims: "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. She sounds it."[2] Andy Gill of The Independent clarified that this song is not ironically connected to Anastacia's fight with cancer but a "complaint about a lover's 'so malign' attitude."[3] Stylus Magazine editor Dom Passantino referenced the sampled vocal in the song, opining "she can't just throw down some random Indian guy singing as a hook and then go 'Yo, whatever he said then I'm that'... except she does." He concluded that the song is "genuinely interesting, genuinely experimental, and [a] genuinely good single".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Sick and Tired", directed by Philipp Stölzl, was shot in Los Angeles on May 25, 2004.

When the video begins, Anastacia is shown applying for a role and introduces herself as Sara Forest. Then she plays Holly in the film she is auditioning for. Throughout the video, Anastacia is performing the song in a small room with the band. The video is intercut with black-and-white scenes from the rehearsal on which their relationship is based. At first they fall in love, but after several dates, the boyfriend hits her, they split up and she wants him to leave.

Track listings[edit]

Australian CD single
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
  2. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Funkrock Remix Edit)
  3. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Electrochill Remix)
  4. "Twisted Girl"
Australian promo CD single (Jason Nevins Remixes)
  1. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Electrochill Remix Edit)
  2. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Funkrock Remix Edit)
UK CD 1 and European CD single
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
  2. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Funkrock Remix Edit)
UK CD 2 and European CD maxi single
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
  2. "Twisted Girl"
  3. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Electrochill Remix)
  4. "Sick and Tired" (video)
European promo CD single
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
German limited 3" CD single (Pock It!)
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
  2. "Twisted Girl"
Dutch CD single
  1. "Sick and Tired" (album version)
  2. "Twisted Girl"
  3. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Electrochill Remix)
  4. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Funkrock Remix Edit)
  5. "Sick and Tired" (video)
UK promo 12" single
A1. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Electrochill Remix)
B1. "Sick and Tired" (Jason Nevins Funkrock Remix)
B2. "Sick and Tired" (album version)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[33] Gold 35,000^
Germany (BVMI)[34] Gold 150,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[35] Gold 5,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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