The 13th

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This article is about the 1996 rock single by The Cure. For other uses, see 13 (disambiguation).
"The 13th"
The Cure - The 13th album cover.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Wild Mood Swings
Released 22 April 1996
Format CD
Length 4:16
Label Fiction
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
The Cure singles chronology
"A Letter to Elise"
(1992)
"The 13th"
(1996)
"Mint Car"
(1996)

"The 13th" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the first single from the band's tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings in April 1996.

Music video[edit]

The music video of the song shows Robert Smith, dressed in ripped velvet dress, lying on his bed and watching a TV broadcast where he performs with The Cure.

Release[edit]

The song reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart and number 44 on the US Hot 100. The song was played very few times during the Swing Tour and never again since the tour.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Smith/Gallup/Bamonte/Cooper/O'Donnell.

Version 1
  1. "The 13th (Swing Radio Mix)"
  2. "It Used to Be Me"
  3. "Adonais"
  4. "Ocean"
Version 2
  1. "The 13th (Two Chord Cool Mix)" – 4:09
  2. "Ocean" – 3:29
  3. "It Used to Be Me" – 6:57
  4. "The 13th (Killer Bee Mix)" – 4:16

Note: "It Used to Be Me" can also be found as an extra track on the Japanese version of Wild Mood Swings.

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 31
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 43
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 12
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 11
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 55
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 22
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 37
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 44
US Hot Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard) 15[12]

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