Skeletons (Yeah Yeah Yeahs song)

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Skeletons single.jpg
Limited edition 7" sleeve designed by Nick Zinner
Single by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
from the album It's Blitz!
Released March 1, 2010 (7" vinyl)[1]
January 31, 2010 (iTunes Store)[2]
Format CD, 7", digital download
Genre Art rock,[3] new wave,[4] electronica
Length 5:02
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Brian Chase, Karen Orzolek, Nick Zinner
Producer(s) Nick Launay, Dave Sitek
Yeah Yeah Yeahs singles chronology
"Heads Will Roll"
Music video
"Skeletons" on YouTube

"Skeletons" is the third single from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' third album It's Blitz!. The 7" edition of the single, limited to 500 copies, was released on March 1, 2010.[1] The single was also released on January 31, 2010, in the iTunes Store.[2]

Cover artwork[edit]

The photograph on the 7" vinyl sleeve was created by the band's guitarist Nick Zinner, who is a professional photographer. The artwork features a barn in rural Massachusetts during a snowstorm, and is a reference to the location where the song was written.[1]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Skeletons" 5:02
2. "Skeletons" (Acoustic) 3:34

Record Store Day Release[edit]

A limited edition 7" 3313 RPM vinyl copy of "Skeletons" was released for Record Store Day in 2010. The record contained the single, as well as, a B-side of the song being played live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn New York. The live version of the song was mixed and engineered by Harley Zinker and Tom Carlisle at Fireplace Studios in New York.


  1. ^ a b c "Nick Zinner does artwork for limited edition Yeah Yeah Yeahs release". NME. February 5, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Skeletons at iTunes Store UK
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: It's Blitz!". MSN Music: May 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-06-10.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (March 20, 2009). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz!". The Guardian. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 

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