Sick of You (Cake song)

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"Sick of You"
Cake Sick of You.jpg
Single by Cake
from the album Showroom of Compassion
Released September 2010[1]
Format Vinyl, CD, digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:18
Label Upbeat Records
Writer(s) John McCrea, Xan McCurdy
Cake singles chronology
"Carbon Monoxide"
(2004)
"Sick of You"
(2010)
"Long Time"
(2011)

"Sick of You" is the name of the lead-off single from the alternative rock band Cake's sixth studio album, Showroom of Compassion. The song is Cake's fourth Top 10 hit on the Alternative Songs chart, hitting number 4.[2] The song also has hit number 13 on the US Rock Songs chart[3] and peaked at #1 on the Mediabase's Canadian Alternative Rock chart, making it their first #1 single in North America since Never There (1998).

Music and lyrics[edit]

Lyrically, the song is about items that the band members of Cake hate.[4] John McCrea said of the song, "It's about how when you hate things, the circle of hate starts rather broadly. You hate the President or a big movie star, someone you'll probably never meet. Gradually though, the circle tightens and the objects of hate get closer and closer to the hater. Now it's your uncle or your mother, now it's your close friend, and finally it's you. Bummer."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sick of You" – 3:18
  2. "Italian Guy" – 3:11

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2010 U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 4[3]
2010 U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 14[3]
2010 Billboard Canadian Hot 100 72[3]
2010 Mediabase Canadian Alternative Rock 1[5]
2011 U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 8[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spin.com/2010/09/exclusive-first-new-song-cake-6-years/
  2. ^ "Sick of You - Cake". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Artist – Cake". Billboard. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Anderson, Sara (2010-09-24). "Cake, 'Sick of You' -- New Song". AOL. Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  5. ^ Mediabase Canadian Alternative Rock Chart

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