Sippy Cup (song)

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"Sippy Cup"
Melanie Martinez Sippy Cup Cover.jpg
Single by Melanie Martinez
from the album Cry Baby
Released July 31, 2015
Format Digital download
Length 3:15
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Melanie Martinez singles chronology
"Soap"
(2015)
"Sippy Cup"
(2015)
"Gingerbread Man"
(2015)

"Soap"
(2015)
"Sippy Cup"
(2015)
"Gingerbread Man"
(2015)
Music video
"Sippy Cup" on YouTube

"Sippy Cup" is a song by American recording artist Melanie Martinez as the third single from her debut album, Cry Baby. A music video featuring fashion designer Stella Rose Saint Clair was released July 31, 2015.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

In the interview with SPIN, Melanie described "Sippy Cup" as the second part to "Dollhouse". "The song is basically the bridge between the Dollhouse EP and the Cry Baby album. This song is about what actually "goes down in the kitchen", a deeper look into Crybaby's family life. This is my favorite video I've done so far. Directing this music video made me very excited to direct videos for every single song on the album. I can't wait to continue telling the story of the album in every way possible."[2]

Music video[edit]

Melanie opens Cry Baby's walls a little further in "Sippy Cup". We get to see just how serious her parents' problems are. No matter how much her mother tries to hide her alcoholism, Cry Baby knows that she is hiding liquor in her sippy cup. When the drunk mother sees her husband with another woman, she murders both of them, covering the bodies up with a sheet. Cry Baby then walks in on the crime scene, shocked and overwhelmed by the sight. Her mother puts her to sleep and when she awakens, Cry Baby is chained to her own bed. To cover up the murder, her mother drugs her so she would forget the gruesome memory.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Alternative Digital Songs (Billboard) 18

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide 31 July 2015 Digital download (via pre-order of the album) Atlantic Records [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melanie Martinez - Sippy Cup (Official Video). December 31, 2015 – via YouTube. 
  2. ^ Tali Jaqueline, "Melanie Martinez Slips Into Surrealist Mayhem in Arresting 'Sippy Cup' Video", SPIN, July 30, 2015
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Melanie Martinez – Sippy Cup". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 1, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ "Sippy Cup (Explicit): Melanie Martinez". Amazon.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016.