Stereotypes (song)

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"Stereotypes"
Stereotypes 7 cover.jpg
Single by Blur
from the album The Great Escape
B-side
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame" (7")
  • "The Man Who Left Himself", "Tame", "Ludwig" (CD)
Released12 February 1996
Format7" vinyl, CD, cassette
Recorded1995
GenreBritpop
Length3:10
LabelFood
Songwriter(s)Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree
Producer(s)Stephen Street
Blur singles chronology
"The Universal"
(1995)
"Stereotypes"
(1996)
"Charmless Man"
(1996)
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 seven on the UK Singles Chart. It also became a minor hit in Australia, peaking at number 95 on the ARIA Singles Chart in June 1996.

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

Pink 7" and cassette

  1. "Stereotypes" – 3:11
  2. "The Man Who Left Himself" – 3:21
  3. "Tame" – 4:47

CD

  1. "Stereotypes" – 3:11
  2. "The Man Who Left Himself" – 3:21
  3. "Tame" – 4:47
  4. "Ludwig" – 2:24

International CD versions

  1. "Stereotypes" – 3:11
  2. "The Horrors" – 3:18
  3. "A Song" – 1:44
  4. "St. Louis" – 3:12

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 95
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

External links[edit]