Sunday (Sonic Youth song)

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"Sunday"
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Single by Sonic Youth
from the album A Thousand Leaves
B-side Moist Vagina", "Silver Panties", "Sunday (edit)
Released April 23, 1998
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley
Sonic Youth singles chronology
"Superstar"
(1995)
"Sunday"
(1998)
"Incinerate"
(2006)
"Superstar"
(1995)
"Sunday"
(1998)
"Incinerate"
(2006)

"Sunday" is a song by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in 1998 by record label Geffen as the first and only single from their 10th studio album, A Thousand Leaves.

Release[edit]

"Sunday" was released on April 23, 1998 by record label Geffen as the first and only single from their 10th studio album, A Thousand Leaves. It reached No. 72 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

A different recording of the song was also featured on the soundtrack of the film SubUrbia.

Content[edit]

The song's riff was taken from Helium's song "Skeleton".[2]

One of the single's B-sides, "Moist Vagina", was originally by Nirvana, who were friends of the band and appeared in the film 1991: The Year Punk Broke while touring with Sonic Youth.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Sunday" was directed by Harmony Korine and starred Macaulay Culkin and Rachel Miner. The video made liberal use of slow- and fast-motion cameras and images of ballerinas dancing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sunday" (LP Version) – 4:52
  2. "Moist Vagina" – 3:04 (Kurt Cobain)
  3. "Silver Panties" – 4:27
  4. "Sunday (Edit)" – 3:15

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak
1998 "Sunday" UK Singles Chart No. 72[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sonic Youth | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sonic Youth Site Menu". sonicyouth.com. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 

External links[edit]