Talk Is Cheap (Chet Faker song)

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"Talk Is Cheap"
Talk Is Cheap (Chet Faker).jpg
Single by Chet Faker
from the album Built on Glass
Released 11 February 2014
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Trip hop
Length 3:38
Label Future Classic
Songwriter(s) Nick Murphy
Producer(s) Nick Murphy
Chet Faker singles chronology
"Drop the Game"
(2013)
"Talk Is Cheap"
(2014)
"1998"
(2014)

"Drop the Game"
(2013)
"Talk Is Cheap"
(2014)
"1998"
(2014)

"Talk Is Cheap" is the first single by Australian musician Chet Faker from his debut studio album Built on Glass (2014). The song was released in Australia as a digital download on 11 February 2014 through Future Classic. It was voted number one on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2014.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Talk Is Cheap" debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number 82 on 17 February 2014[2] and peaked at number 34 two weeks later. After his live performance at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014 on 26 November 2014, the song reached a new peak of 31. On 26 January 2015, the song was voted number one on radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2014 and following this achievement, "Talk Is Cheap" reached a new peak of number 6. The song has been certified Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments exceeding 70,000 copies.[3]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Talk Is Cheap" was first released on YouTube on 11 February 2014 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-nine seconds.[4] Directed by Toby & Pete,[5] it was nominated for Best Video at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014, but lost to "Chandelier" by Sia.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."Talk Is Cheap"3:38

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 6
Australian Independent Singles (AIR)[8] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[9] 53

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
Australian Artist Singles (ARIA)[10] 32
Chart (2015) Position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 76

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Platinum 70,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[12] 11 February 2014 Digital download Future Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "chet-faker-takes-out-triple-j-hottest-100-2014". www.news.com.au. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "The ARIA Report – Issue #1251" (PDF). ARIA Charts (PDF). National Library of Australia. 17 February 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Chet Faker - "Talk Is Cheap" [Official Video] - YouTube
  5. ^ Toby & Pete
  6. ^ "ARIA Awards 2014". www.ariaawards.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Independent Label Singles Charts: The Week Beginning 2 February 2015". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Singles 2014". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 2015". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Chet Faker: Talk Is Cheap". Google Play Music. Google. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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