Suck It and See (song)

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"Suck It and See"
Suck it and see single.jpg
Single by Arctic Monkeys
from the album Suck It and See
Released 31 October 2011
Format
Length 3:45
Label Domino
Songwriter(s) Alex Turner
Producer(s) James Ford
Arctic Monkeys singles chronology
"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
(2011)
"Suck It and See"
(2011)
"Black Treacle"
(2012)

"The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"
(2011)
"Suck It and See"
(2011)
"Black Treacle"
(2012)

"Suck It and See" is the third single from Arctic Monkeys' fourth studio album Suck It and See released via MP3 digital download and 7" vinyl on 31 October 2011 with the song "Evil Twin" appearing as a B-side. It is one of the rare incidences that a B-side for a single has charted higher than the single itself on release due to downloads, with "Suck It and See" reaching number 149 and "Evil Twin" reaching number 114 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the single premiered on 16 September 2011 and for "Evil Twin" premiered on 27 October 2011 on YouTube. The video was directed by Focus Creeps. Videos were released for both songs.

The video for "Suck It and See" tells a narrative story of a biker (drummer Matt Helders) and his relationship with a lover, portrayed by American model Breana McDow. The video is set in California and mocks the macho nature of American biker culture. It has also been suggested that the video is a tongue-in-cheek response to criticism that the band's sound has become too "Americanised". Alex Turner briefly appears in a cameo. The biker's storyline is continued in the "Black Treacle", "Evil Twin" and arguably the "R U Mine?" video.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Alex Turner; all music composed by Arctic Monkeys.

7" vinyl
No.TitleLength
1."Suck It and See"3:45
2."Evil Twin"3:23
Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Suck It and See"3:45
2."Evil Twin"3:23

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 20
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 42
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 149
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[4] 20
Chart (2017) Peak
position
Bolivia (Monitor Latino)[5] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK: 2011". zobbel.de. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Bolivia General" (in Spanish). Monitor Latino. Archived from the original on 11 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 

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