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"Crash" is a song written by The Primitives band members Paul Court, Steve Dullaghan and Tracy Spencer. The song was first recorded by The Primitives for their 1988 debut album Lovely. This version of the song was released as a single and a cassette in February 1988 and peaked at number five on United Kingdom singles chart and number three on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks. In 1994, the song was featured on the Dumb & Dumber movie soundtrack as "Crash (The '95 Mix)". This remix included additional guitars, percussion, organ and backing vocals - none of which were performed by any of The Primitives. Several cover versions are actually based on the '95 Mix and not the original.

Single by The Primitives
from the album Lovely
B-side"Things Get in Your Way"
Released15 February 1988[1]
Format7" vinyl, 10" vinyl, 12" vinyl
GenreIndie pop, pop punk, alternative rock
Length2:31 (Album Version)
3:15 (The 95 Mix)
Songwriter(s)Paul Court
Steve Dullaghan
Tracy Spencer
The Primitives singles chronology
"Thru the Flowers"
"Out of Reach"

The song was also later featured in the 2004 film Surviving Christmas and the 2007 film Mr. Bean's Holiday. In 2011, the song was used in the international trailer for Disney/Pixar's Cars 2. The song is also featured in two video games: 2009's Lego Rock Band and 2011's Burnout Crash!.


Track listingsEdit

7" single
  1. "Crash" — 2:32
  2. "Things Get in Your Way" — 2:21
10" single
  1. "Crash" — 2:32
  2. "I'll Stick with You" — 1:56
  3. "Crash" (Live In Studio) — 2:06
12" single
  1. "Crash" — 2:32
  2. "I'll Stick with You" — 2:34
  3. "Crash" (Demo) — 2:19
  4. "Things Get in Your Way" — 2:21


Chart (1988) Peak
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
South African Singles Chart 15

Cover versionsEdit

Chloë versionEdit

Single by Chloë
Released2 September 2005
FormatCD single
GenrePop, rock
LabelSony BMG
Songwriter(s)Paul Court
Steve Dullaghan
Tracy Spencer
Producer(s)Paul Whilshire
Chloë singles chronology

"Crash" was covered by Australian singer/songwriter Chloë for her album Beyond Coming, and released as her second single. It peaked at #10 on the ARIA singles chart.

The music video was directed by Mark Barold, and filmed at a Sushi Train restaurant. It depicts Chloë as a customer. Instead of sushi going around the conveyor belt there are objects like a drummer, some dancers, a fish and a pair of sumo wrestlers.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Crash" — 3:16
  2. "Crash" (Crackle N' Pop remix) — 7:03
  3. "Stars" (Sterling remix) — 3:39


Chart (2005) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 10

Matt Willis versionEdit

Single by Matt Willis
from the album Mr. Bean's Holiday OST
Released16 April 2007
GenrePop punk
  • Paul Court
  • Steve Dullaghan
  • Tracy Spencer
Matt Willis singles chronology
"Don't Let It Go to Waste"

Crash was also covered by British singer-songwriter Matt Willis and released as a single on April 16, 2007. Willis rerecorded the song especially for the 2007 film Mr. Bean's Holiday, for which Rowan Atkinson appeared as his character in the music video along with Willis.

Track listingEdit


Chart (2007) Peak
Scottish Singles Chart[2] 14
UK Singles Chart 31

Other artistsEdit


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  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company".
  3. ^ "PLASTICZOOMS feat. Alina Rin "CRASH" (The Primitives Cover)". 12 February 2014 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ Cragg, Michael (27 February 2012). "New music: Belle & Sebastian – Crash" – via The Guardian.