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"She's So High" is a song by English band Blur, released as a double A-side single with "I Know" on 15 October 1990 as their debut single. It is the first track on the band's first album, Leisure, released in 1991.

"She's So High/I Know"
She's So High 12 Vinyl cover.jpg
Single by Blur
from the album Leisure
B-side"I Know" (7")
Released15 October 1990
Format
RecordedJune 1990 at Battery Studios, Willesden, London[1]
GenreMadchester, neo-psychedelia[2]
Length
  • 4:45 (album version)
  • 3:49 (edit)
LabelFood
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Steve Lovell
Blur singles chronology
"She's So High" / "I Know"
(1990)
"There's No Other Way"
(1991)
Music video
"She's So High" on YouTube

ContentEdit

The artwork was designed by Mel Ramos and shows a naked woman riding a hippopotamus. An enlarged picture was used almost ten years later to promote the live tour "The Singles Night".[3][4]

Music videoEdit

On the MTV Blurography special of 1996, in which the band members talked about the promotional videos, drummer Dave Rowntree recalled, "The head of our record company, David Balfe, wanted to try his hand at video directing. There were these neon rings suspended from the ceiling by three wires, each with someone holding a wire. He [Balfe] wanted these people to wobble the wires so that the neon rings would move. He kept shouting, 'I haven't seen the definitive wobble yet!'". Lead singer Damon Albarn appeared in a Penguin Books shirt, which has become something of a cult icon.

ReleaseEdit

"She's So High" reached number 48 in the UK Singles Chart.[5] It was named NME's single of the week[citation needed], and was later included on Blur: The Best of over higher-charting tracks, an indication of its ultimate popularity. It is one of the few tracks from that album that the band have continued to perform live throughout their career.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Blur.

PersonnelEdit

Blur
  • Damon Albarn – lead vocals, synthesizers, production on "Sing" and "Down"
  • Graham Coxon – guitar, backing vocals, production on "Sing" and "Down"
  • Alex James – bass guitar, backing vocals, production on "Sing" and "Down"
  • Dave Rowntree – drums, backing vocals, production on "Sing" and "Down"
Additional personnel


  • Steve Lovell – production on "She's So High" and "I Know"
  • Steve Power – production on "She's So High" and "I Know"

ChartsEdit

Charts (1991) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 48[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.vblurpage.com/articles/stories/select_95/01_shes_so_high.htm
  2. ^ https://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/blur/shes_so_high___i_know/
  3. ^ James, Alex (2007). Bit of a Blur. Little, Brown & Company.
  4. ^ "Blur 21: The Exhibition Discover 21 years of iconic photographs and artwork". blur.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "BLUR | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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