The Special Two

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"The Special Two"
Single by Missy Higgins
from the album The Sound of White
Released 4 April 2005
Format CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Pop
Length 3:25
Label Eleven
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Missy Higgins singles chronology
"Ten Days"
"The Special Two"
"The Sound of White"
"Ten Days"
"The Special Two"
"The Sound of White"
Audio sample

"The Special Two" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins and the third single released from her debut album, The Sound of White. The single was released in Australia on 4 April 2005 and entered the ARIA singles chart at #2 unable to topple Jesse McCartney's "Beautiful Soul" from the top spot. The song was written by Higgins. She has said of the lyrics, "Basically I made a big mistake [...] I fell into a lump of depression, locking myself out the back in the bungalow. After a couple of days I came up with the song. I played it to that person and it was therapeutic. It was a good sorry letter."[1]

The single sold over 35,000 copies, certified Australia Gold status. Influential Australian music industry representative Barry Bissell is noted as regarding this as Missy's finest work ever.

One of the b-sides featured with the single is a cover of a Skyhooks classic "You Just Like Me Cause I'm Good in Bed".

"The Special Two" was also included on Higgins' 2003 debut EP, The Missy Higgins EP, although re-recorded for the studio album.

Track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "The Special Two" - 3:23
  2. "Drop the Mirror"
  3. "Blind Winter"
  4. "You Just Like Me Cause I'm Good in Bed"


Chart (2005) Peak
Australia ARIA 2
End of Year Chart (2005) Peak
Australia ARIA[2] 28

Awards and nominations[edit]


  • 2005 ARIA Awards, Single Of The Year
  • 2005 ARIA Awards, Highest Selling Single


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