Stereotypes (song)

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Stereotypes 7 cover.jpg
Single by Blur
from the album The Great Escape
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" (7")
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame", "Ludwig" (CD)
Released12 February 1996
Format7" vinyl, CD, cassette
Songwriter(s)Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree
Producer(s)Stephen Street
Blur singles chronology
"The Universal"
"Charmless Man"
Music video
"Stereotypes" on YouTube

"Stereotypes" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur and is the opening track to their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released on 12 February 1996 as the third single from that album, charting at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was originally intended to be the album's first single.

"Tame", one of the single's B-sides, is sometimes viewed as Blur's first push into the sound that they would develop greatly on their next album, Blur.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video which was directed by Matthew Longfellow features live footage. Whereas the previous live video promo "End of a Century" was live in picture and sound, "Stereotypes" is simply live footage edited to fit the album track recording.

Track listings[edit]

All music composed by Albarn, Coxon, James and Rowntree. All lyrics composed by Albarn.

Production credits[edit]

  • "Stereotypes" produced by Stephen Street
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" and "Ludwig" produced by Blur and John Smith
  • "The Horrors", "A Song" and "St Louis" produced by Blur
  • Damon Albarn: Lead Vocals, Synthesizers, Organ
  • Graham Coxon: Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Alex James: Bass Guitar
  • Dave Rowntree: Drums


Charts (1996) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 7


  1. ^ a b "BLUR | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  2. ^

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