Take Your Mama

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"Take Your Mama"
Take Your Mama.jpg
Single by Scissor Sisters
from the album Scissor Sisters
ReleasedMarch 29, 2004
Format
Recorded2003
Genre
Length4:31
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters singles chronology
"Comfortably Numb"
(2004)
"Take Your Mama"
(2004)
"Laura"
(2004)

"Take Your Mama" is a song by American band Scissor Sisters and is the second track on their self-titled debut album. The song, written by Babydaddy and Jake Shears at Shears' parents' horse farm in West Virginia, was inspired by Shears' coming out to his mother, whom he is close with.[1]

The single was released on March 29, 2004, in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart and receiving a silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in December 2018. It also saw success in other regions, most notably in New Zealand, where it reached number 11 on the RIANZ Singles Chart. In Australia, where the song peaked at number 40, the song was ranked number 23 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.[2]

Track listing[edit]

12" vinyl

  1. A. "Take Your Mama" – 4:32
  2. B1. "Take Your Mama" (Hot Chip remix) – 5:00
  3. B2. "Take Your Mama" (a cappella) – 4:32

12" picture disc

  1. A1. "Take Your Mama" – 4:32
  2. B1. "The Backwoods Discotheque, Pt. II" – 4:25
  3. B2. "Take Your Mama" (National Forest remix) – 5:37

CD single

  1. "Take Your Mama" – 4:32
  2. "The Backwoods Discotheque, Pt. II" – 4:24

Australian CD single

  1. "Take Your Mama" – 4:33
  2. "The Backwoods Discotheque, Pt. II" – 4:25
  3. "Get It Get It" – 3:48
  4. "Take Your Mama" (music video)

Official remixes[edit]

  1. "Take Your Mama" (a cappella)
  2. "Take Your Mama" (Chris the Greek remix)
  3. "Take Your Mama" (Dr. Brooks mix)
  4. "Take Your Mama" (Greg C Bootleg mix edit)
  5. "Take Your Mama" (Hot Chip remix)
  6. "Take Your Mama" (Johnny Budz mix)
  7. "Take Your Mama" (Mig Vs Rizzo mix)
  8. "Take Your Mama" (National Forest remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 40
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 99
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 25
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 80
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 11
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 17
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[12] 7
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 23

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

In popular culture[edit]

The song was included on the soundtrack to FIFA Football 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take Your Mama by Scissor Sisters". Songfacts. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Triple J Hottest 100 2004". Australian Broadcasting Company. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". Tracklisten. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Take Your Mama". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Charts.nz – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Scissor Sisters Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Scissor Sisters Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  14. ^ "British single certifications – Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 December 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Take Your Mama in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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