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Dominos (song)

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"Dominos" is the first single from The Big Pink's debut album A Brief History of Love. "Dominos" was released as a digital download and on 7" vinyl on September 7, 2009, a week before the release of the album. The song was co-produced by the band and record producer Paul Epworth, and mixed by Rich Costey (who also produced the album).[1] In their native United Kingdom, the song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #27[2] and #10 on the Irish Singles Chart in the Republic of Ireland.[3] The single's B-side, "She's No Sense", features vocals from Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.[4]

The Big Pink Dominos.jpg
Single by The Big Pink
from the album A Brief History of Love
Released September 7, 2009
Format 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded Electric Lady Studios, New York
Genre Indie rock, electronic rock
Length 3:46
Label 4AD (AD 2931)
Songwriter(s) Milo Cordell, Robbie Furze
Producer(s) The Big Pink, Paul Epworth
The Big Pink singles chronology
"Stop the World"

"Stop the World"

"Dominos" is The Big Pink's fourth single, three having been released before their debut album throughout 2008 and 2009. The song was remixed by Switch and made available as a free digital download track on the band's website on October 23, 2009.[5] "Dominos" has also been featured in Xbox 360 television advertisements in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the song was used in a promo spot for Skins series 3 premiere on BBC America. The song was featured in the episode "Let The Games Begin" of 90210.[6]

On Pitchfork Media's end-of-the-year Top 100 Tracks of 2009 list, "Dominos" was voted in at #18.[7] On February 24, 2010, "Dominos" won Best Track of the Year at the NME Awards.[8] In October 2011, NME placed it at number 72 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[9]

The song is heavily sampled on Nicki Minaj's track "Girls Fall Like Dominoes" on her debut album Pink Friday.


Track listingEdit

7" vinyl (AD 2931) and download
  1. "Dominos" – 3:48
  2. "She's No Sense" – 3:15
  • "Dominos" (Rustie Remix), 3:22 – available as a bonus track exclusively with the UK iTunes version of A Brief History of Love
  • "Dominos" (Switch Remix), 5:32 – available as a free download on the band's website in October 2009
  • "Dominos" (Switch Remix Instrumental), 5:18 – also available from the band's website in October 2009


Chart (2009) Peak
UK Singles Chart[10] 27
UK Indie Chart 2
Irish Singles Chart[11] 10
US Billboard Alternative Songs[12] 36


  • All music and vocals by Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell
  1. "Dominos"
    • Produced by The Big Pink and Paul Epworth
    • Valentine Fillol-Cordier – backing vocals
    • Akiko Matsuura – drums
    • Engineered by Mark Rankin
    • Mixed by Rich Costey
  2. "She's No Sense"
    • Produced and mixed by The Big Pink
    • Florence Welch – vocals
  • Art direction by The Big Pink
  • Design by Chris Bigg
  • Photography by Marc Atkins at[13]


  1. ^ BBC - Newsbeat - Music - The Big Pink slam indie cool tag
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Big Pink". Archived from the original on April 4, 2013. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  3. ^ "Discography The Big Pink". Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  4. ^ Big Pink, The - Dominos (7", Single) at Discogs
  5. ^ The Big Pink / Download the Switch remix of "Dominos" Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "90210 Music - Season 4, Episode 4". The CW. October 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
  7. ^ Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2009 (page 9)
  8. ^ "Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years". Nme.Com. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
  10. ^ The Big Pink - Chart Stats (UK) Archived April 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ The Big Pink - Chart Stats (IRE)
  12. ^ The Big Pink - Chart Stats (USA)
  13. ^ - The Big Pink - Dominos Archived March 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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