Sexed Up

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"Sexed Up"
Robbie Williams - Sexed Up - CD cover.jpg
Single by Robbie Williams
from the album Escapology
Released3 November 2003
Format
Recorded2002
Genre
Length4:19 (album version)
4:10 (radio mix)
LabelChrysalis
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Robbie Williams singles chronology
"Something Beautiful"
(2003)
"Sexed Up"
(2003)
"Radio"
(2004)
Music video
"Sexed Up" on YouTube

"Sexed Up" is a song by British pop singer Robbie Williams, released as the fourth and last single from his album Escapology in late 2003. It was originally recorded for Natalie Imbruglia, who turned it down. Williams had earlier released it in 1998 in demo form as the B-side to his single "No Regrets".

There are two versions of the song, the album/single version and an unplugged version; the unplugged version has one different lyric line ("I'll lay a bet/that I'm okay" instead of "I can't awaken the dead/day after day" on the first verse) and the guitar solo before the bridge is one measure longer.

Chart performance[edit]

The single became another top ten for Williams in the United Kingdom when it was released in November that year, and the song managed to break into the top ten in a few other European countries, including Hungary and Denmark; the song had massive success in Brazil, topping the charts for three weeks. During this period the song was the love theme of two popular characters in the soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas.

The single received a special limited release in Australia and New Zealand featuring a bonus live track, special packing and a bonus fold-out poster.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and features the actress Jaime King.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Sexed Up".

UK CD (Released 24 November 2003)

  1. "Sexed Up" – 4:19
  2. "Get a Little High" – 3:55
  3. "Appliance of Science" – 4:52
  4. Trailer and photo gallery

UK DVD (Released 24 November 2003)

  1. "Sexed Up" (video) – 4:06
  2. "Appliance of Science" (audio)
  3. "Big Beef" (audio)
  4. Trailer and photo gallery

Australian CD (Released 1 December 2003)

  1. "Sexed Up" – 4:19
  2. "Get a Little High" – 3:55
  3. "Appliance of Science" – 4:52
  4. "Rock DJ" (Live at Knebworth) – 7:00
  5. Trailer and photo gallery

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 17
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 45
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 12
Brazil (ABPD)[5] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 9
Italy (FIMI)[7] 8
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 33
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 25
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 59
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  5. ^ "Robbie Williams Chart Positions". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up". Tracklisten. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Robbie Williams – Sexed Up". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-04-13.

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