My Type

"My Type" is a song by American indie pop band Saint Motel. It was released as the lead single from their EP of the same name in January 2014.

"My Type"
Saint Motel My Type single cover.jpg
Single by Saint Motel
from the album My Type
B-side"Ace in the Hole"
ReleasedJanuary 2014[1]
Format
Genre
Length3:26
Label
Songwriter(s)Saint Motel
Producer(s)A. J. Jackson, Joe Napolitano
Saint Motel singles chronology
"Ace in the Hole"
(2014)
"My Type"
(2014)
"Cold Cold Man"
(2015)

Music videoEdit

Two music videos were made for "My Type". The first video was released on January 20, 2014 to coincide with the release of the song's 7" vinyl release. Directed by Sam Winkler, it features lead singer A. J. Jackson in a clip filmed at an Italian discoteca[1] with Raffaella Carrà.

The second video was released on June 12 and was directed by Jackson.[3] This version takes place at a 1970s-themed house party attended by the band members and several other characters. As a news helicopter circles overhead, the characters experience sexual tension, eventually creating a wild, orgy-like atmosphere. Jackson described the video as "early '70s cigarette ads and New York street photography." and said "We didn't want it to be a period piece. Obviously, it's not if you watch it. It's not accurate to any time. Hopefully by not being accurate to any time, it serves all time—retrofuturism".[4]

Appearances in mediaEdit

The song has been featured in two films, Paper Towns[5] and Mr. Right (both 2015).[6] The song has also appeared on the soundtracks of video games FIFA 15[7] and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.[8]

In television, the song has been used as an ident for the German show "Wer weiß denn sowas?", is heard in the 100th episode of The Blacklist, and a sample of the song was used in TV commercials for Uber and for the streaming service Now TV.

It is the theme for British television company NowTV, being used in all their adverts.

Track listingEdit

  • Saint Motel — SM004 — 7" vinyl single[9]
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."My Type"3:23
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Ace in the Hole"3:43
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."My Type"3:26
2."Ace in the Hole"3:46
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Cold Cold Man"3:51
2."Midnight Movies"3:44

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 86
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 3
France (SNEP)[13] 130
Italy (FIMI)[14] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 51
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 34
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[17] 5
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[18] 9
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[19] 18
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[20] 11

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Position
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[21] 27
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[22] 29
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[23] 43
US Rock Airplay Songs (Billboard)[24] 31

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[25] Platinum 30,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Platinum 80,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b McGovern, Kyle (January 20, 2014). "See Saint Motel Crash '70s Italian Disco in 'My Type' Video". Spin. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "My Type CD EP". Warner Music Store. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Saint Motel – My Type (Official Video)". YouTube. June 12, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Paper Towns (Music from the Motion Picture) - Various Artists". iTunes. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mr. Right (2016): Soundtrack and Complete List of Songs". WhatSong. 2016-04-08. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  7. ^ "Listen to the FIFA 15 Soundtrack". EA Sports. September 16, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Makuch, Eddie (September 2, 2015). "PES 2016 Soundtrack Revealed". GameSpot. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Saint Motel – My Type / Ace In The Hole (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  10. ^ "Saint Motel – My Type EP (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Saint Motel – My Type" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Saint Motel – My Type" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Saint Motel – My Type" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Saint Motel – My Type". Top Digital Download. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Saint Motel – My Type". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Saint Motel: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Saint Motel Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Saint Motel Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Saint Motel Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  20. ^ "Saint Motel Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  22. ^ "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  23. ^ "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  24. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2015". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  25. ^ "Italian single certifications – Saint Motel – My Type" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 6, 2020. Select "2014" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "My Type" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  26. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Saint Motel – My Type". Music Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2020.