3's & 7's

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"3s & 7s"
3's & 7's (Queens of the Stone Age single - cover art).jpg
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Era Vulgaris
Released June 4, 2007
Format
Genre
Length 3:34
Label Interscope
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology
"Sick, Sick, Sick"
(2007)
"3s & 7s"
(2007)
"The Fun Machine Took a Shit & Died"
(2007)
Alternative cover
Cover of the limited edition Vinyl release
Cover of the limited edition Vinyl release

"3s & 7s" is the second single by Queens of the Stone Age from their 2007 album Era Vulgaris. It was released on June 4, 2007 and followed the digital download-only "Sick, Sick, Sick".[1] The single debuted at number one on the United Kingdom rock chart[2] and number nineteen on the official UK top 40 singles chart.[3]

Track listings

CD

  1. "3s & 7s" – 3:34
  2. "Christian Brothers" – 4:25 (Elliott Smith cover)

7" - 1

A: "3s & 7s" – 3:34
B1: "Sick, Sick, Sick" – 3:34
B2: "I'm Designer – Remix" – 3:49

7" - 2

A: "3s & 7s" – 3:34
B1: "Sick, Sick, Sick" – 3:34
B2: "Goin' Out West" – 3:26 (Tom Waits cover)

Other versions

There are two other versions of this song.

  1. "3s & 7s" - 3:37 (Pre-Version)
  2. "3s & 7s" - 3:17 (Radio Edit)

The pre-version of the song that was uploaded to the band's Myspace page features different vocal notes during the first half of the bridge, and different lyrics in the second half. The lyrics that appear in the Era Vulgaris version are;

What'd you do? Say it with a smile

Boy, making us all forget

What'd you do? Say it with a smile

Boy, making us all forget

Making us all forget, making us all forget

And the pre-version's lyrics are:

The truth has always had three sides:

Mine, yours and how it went

The truth has always been a lie

but I’m never telling it

Making you all forget

Making you all forget

I swear it to god

Music video

A video for the song was shot in Joshua Tree and directed by Paul Minor, whose previous music promo work included "Starlight" by Muse. After a number of images were placed on photo-sharing website Flickr, the video in its entirety was added to iFilm on September 26, 2007, a full three months after the single's European release. The video itself is a trailer for a fake movie entitled "3s & 7s" and is shot in a similar style to the exploitation films of the 1960s and the 2007 film Grindhouse. Two versions of the video exist. The first version of the video contained full-frontal nudity. This version was then re-edited to remove all nudity, and the first version was then replaced with version two.

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 19
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[5] 1
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 25

References

  1. ^ QOTSA unveil new album artwork, Uncut.com Archived May 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Top 40 Rock Singles : 10.06.2007". BBC.co.uk. 2007-06-10. Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age – 3s & 7s – chart trajectory". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age Chart History (Alternative Songs)" Billboard.

External links

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