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"Naïve" is a song by British indie rock band The Kooks. It was released on 27 March 2006 as the fourth single from their debut studio album, Inside In/Inside Out (2006).

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Single by The Kooks
from the album Inside In/Inside Out
Released27 March 2006
GenreIndie rock, funk rock
Songwriter(s)Paul Garred, Hugh Harris, Luke Pritchard, Max Rafferty
Producer(s)Tony Hoffer
The Kooks singles chronology
"You Don't Love Me"
"She Moves in Her Own Way"

"Naïve" charted at number five on the UK Singles Chart. The best-selling single of the band's career, it was the UK's nineteenth best selling single of 2006.[1] It also did relatively well in New Zealand, reaching number 15 on the combined sales/airplay RIANZ chart. The song additionally charted in the United States, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

Song informationEdit

"Naïve" was featured on the soundtrack for the film 17 Again (2009) and on "Resolve", an episode of One Tree Hill, as well as on the show's third soundtrack, The Road Mix.


Music videoEdit

The official music video features Luke Pritchard singing the song whilst walking around a nightclub and reminiscing on memories of him and his girlfriend.

Track listingsEdit


  1. "Naïve"
  2. "Tea and Biscuits"


  1. "Naïve"
  2. "Hiding Low"

Maxi-CD (VSCDX1911)

  1. "Naïve"
  2. "I Love That Girl"
  3. "Naïve" [video]
  4. "You Don't Love Me" [live from Fopp tour video]

Charts and certificationsEdit


  1. ^ a b "2006 UK Singles Chart" (PDF). ChartsPlus. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ " – The Kooks – Naive" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  3. ^ " – The Kooks – Naive". Top Digital Download.
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – The Kooks" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  5. ^ " – The Kooks – Naive" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ " – The Kooks – Naive". Top 40 Singles.
  7. ^ "Kooks: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  8. ^ "The Kooks Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Official Charts Company".
  10. ^ "Italian single certifications – The Kooks – Naïve" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 19 March 2018. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Naïve" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  11. ^ "British single certifications – The Kooks – Naive". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Naive in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.