Special Needs (Placebo song)

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"Special Needs"
Single by Placebo
from the album Sleeping with Ghosts
Released 15 September 2003
Genre Alternative rock
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
Placebo singles chronology
"This Picture"
"Special Needs"
"English Summer Rain"
"This Picture"
"Special Needs"
"English Summer Rain"

"Special Needs" is a song by English alternative rock band Placebo. It was released as the third single from their fourth studio album, Sleeping with Ghosts, on 15 September 2003. It peaked at No. 27 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Special Needs" was filmed in a disused swimming pool in Hackney. It alternates between showing the three band members playing the song and featuring a couple, apparently separated, making love to the memory of each other. The female part in the video was played by Caroline Farrington.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Placebo (Steve Hewitt, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal).

No. Title Length
1. "Special Needs (Edit)" 3:28
2. "English Summer Rain (Freelance Hellraiser Mix)" 3:40
3. "Plasticine (Lounge Version)" 4:06
7" vinyl
  1. "Special Needs"
  2. "English Summer Rain (Freelance Hellraiser Mix)"
  • "Special Needs" (video)
  • "Making of the Video"
  • "Special Needs (Album Version)"
  • "The Bitter End (Junior Sanchez Mix)"



  1. ^ "Special Needs". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 

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