Tug of War (Carly Rae Jepsen album)

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Tug of War
Carly Rae Jepsen - Tug of War (Album).png
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2008
LabelMapleMusic, Fontana North
ProducerRyan Stewart
Carly Rae Jepsen chronology
Tug of War
Singles from Tug of War
  1. "Sunshine on My Shoulders"
    Released: June 16, 2008
  2. "Tug of War"
    Released: September 16, 2008
  3. "Bucket"
    Released: April 4, 2009
  4. "Sour Candy"
    Released: 30 October 2009

Tug of War is the debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen who came in third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol.[2] The album is produced by Canadian record producer and songwriter Ryan Stewart. Initially the album was limitedly released in Canada on the independent MapleMusic Recordings label via Fontana North on September 30, 2008. However, it was subsequently given a mainstream release by Canadian label 604 Records, following Jepsen's signing to the label in 2011, including a digital release on the iTunes Store of the United States on June 14. In 2013, the album was released on CD in the United States, through distribution from Alliance Entertainment. In July 2015, the album was released on vinyl in Europe.

Promotion and release[edit]

The album's lead single, a cover of John Denver's song "Sunshine on My Shoulders",[3] was released on the iTunes Store on June 16, 2008. The second single, "Tug of War", was released on iTunes Store on September 16, 2008 and peaked at #36 on the Canadian Hot 100. The music video was released in January 2009. The third single "Bucket" peaked at #32 on the Canadian Hot 100, and samples the children's song, "There's a Hole in My Bucket" and its music video was released in May 2009. The fourth and final single from the album was "Sour Candy" which features Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench on the single version. Ramsay also produced the latter song and is the only song on the album that was not produced by the album's main producer Ryan Stewart.

As of June 25, 2012, the album has sold 10,000 copies in Canada.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Carly Rae Jepsen, except where noted. All songs produced by Ryan Stewart, except for "Sour Candy", produced by Josh Ramsay.

2."Tug of War"3:44
3."Money and the Ego"3:10
4."Tell Me"2:20
5."Heavy Lifting"3:41
6."Sunshine on My Shoulders" (John Denver cover) (Denver, Dick Kniss, Mike Taylor)3:35
7."Worldly Matters"3:21
8."Sweet Talker"2:56
9."Hotel Shampoos"2:52
10."Sour Candy" (featuring Josh Ramsay) (Jepsen, Ramsay)3:01
Total length:31:31

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Version
Canada September 30, 2008[5] MapleMusic Recordings, Fontana North CD, Digital download Original
2011 604 Records, Universal Music Canada Reissue
July 24, 2015 604 Records LP
Japan May 19, 2010 Surfrock International CD
United States June 14, 2011 604 Records Digital download
October 1, 2013 604 Records, Alliance Entertainment CD
Europe July 10, 2015 604 Records LP



  1. ^ True, Chris. "Carly Rae Jepsen - Tug of War". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "On the Eve of Canadian Idol Finale, CTV Salutes Past Winners and Finalists". CTV.ca. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  3. ^ "Bell Media Site". Ctvmedia.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  4. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (June 25, 2012). Carly Rae Jepsen: The Billboard Cover Story. Billboard. Accessed from May 26, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Carly Rae Jepsen - Tug Of War". Discogs. Retrieved 18 July 2016.

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