Toxic Girl

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"Toxic Girl"
Single by Kings of Convenience
from the album Quiet is the New Loud
Released 2001
Genre Indie rock
Label Astralwerks
Writer(s) Eirik Glambek Bøe and Erlend Øye
Producer(s) Kings of Convenience, Ken Nelson
Alternative cover
Cover of CD2
Cover of CD2

"Toxic Girl" is a single by the Norwegian indie rock duo Kings of Convenience. It was released in 2001, and peaked at 44 on the UK singles chart.[1] It was released in three formats in the United Kingdom by Astralwerks.

The song gained some exposure in the United States in 2002 when it was used in a television commercial for AT&T Wireless.[2] The song was also used in the movie Shallow Hal when Hal first sees Rosemary.[3][4] The song was also considered for the soundtrack to 500 Days of Summer, but was rejected because the song tracked the plot of the movie too well.[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Toxic Girl" (Monte Carlo 1963 Version) - 3:06
  2. "Little Kids" (Lively Version) - 2:53
  3. "Once Around The Block" (Our Version) - 2:26
CD 2
  1. "Toxic Girl" (Album Version) - 3:07
  2. "Winning a Battle, Losing the War" (J-Walk Remix) - 5:11
  3. "Gold for the Price of Silver" (Acoustic version) - 03:58
7" vinyl
  1. "Toxic Girl" (Album Version) - 3:07
  2. "Once Around the Block" - 2:26


  1. ^ "Discography – Norway (Kings of Convenience in Norwegian Charts)". Retrieved March 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ EW Staff (9 May 2003). "ON THE SPOT Cool Songs From Commercials". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shallow Hal Soundtrack". Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shallow Hal (2001) Soundtracks". IMDb. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Snyder, S. James (31 July 2009). "Building the Perfect Romantic-Comedy Mix Tape". Time. Time Warner. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

VIDEO The official video was shot in Kings of Convenience's hometown, Bergen (Norway) on 35mm film, and directed by French director François Nemeta.