Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)

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"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"
David Bowie - Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) cover art.jpg
Single by David Bowie
from the album Nothing Has Changed and
B-side
Released12 November 2014
Format
Genre
Length
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
David Bowie singles chronology
"'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore"
(2014)
"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"
(2014)
""
(2015)
Music video
"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" on YouTube

"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" is a song by English rock musician David Bowie. It was released as the lead single from his compilation album Nothing Has Changed (2014). The track was premiered on 12 October 2014, by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Guy Garvey and features the Maria Schneider Orchestra.[3] Re-recorded versions of both the song and its B-side, "'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore", appear on Bowie's twenty-fifth studio album, .

At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" won the Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for bandleader Maria Schneider.[4]

Release[edit]

The single was released as a 10" single and a digital download on 17 November 2014 in the United Kingdom,[5][6] and 28 November 2014 in the United States.[7]

Music video[edit]

A music video to promote the song and compilation album was released in November 2014.[8] Directed by Tom Hingston and Jimmy King, it is a black-and-white film with shots of Bowie in the studio, and song lyrics projected onto a wall.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"7:24
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."'Tis a Pity She Was a Whore"5:27
2."Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" (Radio edit)4:01

Personnel[edit]

Personnel adapted from David Bowie's official website.[10]

Maria Schneider orchestra

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014–16) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[11] 52
Hungary (Single Top 40)[12] 13
Italy (FIMI)[13] 73
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 83
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 96
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 54
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 81
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[18] 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grow, Kory (November 18, 2014). "David Bowie - "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  2. ^ Huizenga, Tom; Tsioulcas, Anastasia; Powers, Ann; McCartney, Kelly; Hart, Otis; Thompson, Stephen; Hilton, Robin; Ganz, Jacob; Gotrich, Lars; Fitzgerald, Kiana; King, Jason; Kelley, Frannie; Contreras, Felix; Jarenwattananon, Patrick; Garsd, Jasmine; Dye, David; Carter, Bobby; Boilen, Bob; Katzif, Mike. "NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2014". National Public Radio. National Public Radio. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "New David Bowie single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)' to receive first play on Sunday". NME. London, England: Time Inc. Uk. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  4. ^ Harrison, Lily (February 15, 2016). "Grammys 2016 Winners: The Complete List". E!. Los Angeles, California: E! Network. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "David Bowie NOTHING HAS CHANGED The Definitive Collection Featuring The Brand New Single 'Sue (or In a Season of Crime)' Released November 18th on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings". 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  6. ^ "New Bowie single coming with career compilation". 9 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Sue single update plus cover artwork revealed". 22 September 2014. Archived from the original on 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ Blistein, Jon (November 13, 2014). "Watch David Bowie's Noir-Inspired New Video 'Sue'". Rolling Stone. New York City: Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Sue: The players, the sound file, the RSD sleeve".
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Top Digital - Classifica settimanale WK 2 (dal 2016-01-08 al 2016-01-14)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  18. ^ "David Bowie Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 January 2016.