Sweet Disposition

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"Sweet Disposition"
Single by The Temper Trap
from the album Conditions
Released 16 September 2008 (16 September 2008)
Format CD single, download
Recorded 2008
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 3:52
Label Liberation (AUS)
Infectious Records (UK)
Glassnote Records (US)
Writer(s) D. Mandagi, L. Sillitto
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
The Temper Trap singles chronology
"Sweet Disposition"

"Sweet Disposition" is a song by Australian indie rock[1] band The Temper Trap.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Despite The Temper Trap originating from Australia, "Sweet Disposition", the lead single from the debut album Conditions has proved to be more popular in the UK and Ireland, reaching No. 6 (in the week beginning 11 October 2009) and No. 8 respectively, while it only reached a peak of No. 14 in Australia.

In the Japanese charts, it reached No. 15. The song reached No. 9 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, due to interest in the song after it appeared in the film (500) Days of Summer. In 2014, it was featured in the action hit 3 Days To Kill starring Kevin Costner.

A dance remix made by Axwell and Dirty South of this song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in April 2010.

The single was certified Gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry[2] and Platinum in the United Kingdom by the BPI in 2014 based on sales and audio streaming.

Music videos[edit]

There are three music videos for the song. The Australian/domestic version, directed by Madeline Griffith, features the band performing alongside slow motion footage of light bulbs smashing on the floor.

The UK/international version directed by Barnaby Roper, features a girl roller blading through space, past transparent images of each band member. That version was also played in Australia following the song's increase in popularity in 2010. The US version, directed by Daniel Eskils, was released in March 2010. This version displays the band members playing around with musical instruments as well as demolishing them, this all being taped with a high-speed camera. Also, instead of the key signature being in D major like the recorded song, the music video version is in C♯ major. All of these videos have appeared on the American television channel MTVu.

The song was used in the soundtrack for the video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, as well as the closing scene of the 2014 film 3 Days to Kill.


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009-2012) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[3] 14
Dutch Top 40[4] 32
Italian Airplay Chart[citation needed] 3
Japan Hot 100[5] 15
Irish Singles Chart[6] 8
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 34
UK Singles Chart[8] 6
UK Indie Singles Chart 5
UK Official Streaming Chart Top 100[9] 80
US Billboard Alternative Songs[10] 9
US Billboard Rock Songs[10] 17
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[10] 3
US Billboard Hot Dance Airplay 1
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[11] 78
Chart (2010) Position
Australian Singles Chart[12] 56
Italian Singles Chart[13] 55
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[14] 43

See also[edit]