|Single by Yeah Yeah Yeahs|
|from the album Fever to Tell|
|Released||June 1, 2004|
|Genre||Dance-punk, art punk, garage punk|
|Writer(s)||Brian Chase, Karen Lee Orzolek, Nick Zinner|
|Producer(s)||Yeah Yeah Yeahs|
|Yeah Yeah Yeahs singles chronology|
"Y Control" is a single by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from their debut album Fever to Tell. The name of the song refers to the emotional control of a female, referring to the male Y chromosome, and can also be read as a reference to Prince's 1995 song "Pussy Control," which is frequently abbreviated as "P Control." The song's music video was controversial for its disturbing imagery; nonetheless, it received some play on MTV and its sister station, MTV2. The song is part of the soundtrack of Dirt 2.
The music video for "Y Control", directed by Spike Jonze, was controversial for its images of children carrying the body of a dead dog, giving the middle finger, and a subtitled portrayal of child mutilation including the chopping of a boy's hand and another boy disemboweling himself with a knife. MTV and MTV2 agreed to air the video; however, they included a disclaimer from Jonze at the beginning, and blurred out some of the video's more offensive material. The unedited version is available on their "Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow" DVD.
The song reached number 54 on the UK Singles chart. It was the least successful single from "Fever to Tell."
|Official UK Charts ||54|
- "Y Control"
- "Y Control" (The Faint remix)
- "Y Control" (Live at the Fillmore)
- on YouTube
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