Stock Exchange (song)

"Stock Exchange" is the third single from the duo Miss Kittin & The Hacker's debut album First Album.

"Stock Exchange"
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Single by Miss Kittin & The Hacker
from the album First Album
Released10 February 2003 (2003-02-10) (Germany)[1]
25 February 2003 (2003-02-25) (U.S.)[2]
FormatCD single, Vinyl
Recorded2001
GenreElectroclash, electronica
Length5:22
LabelInternational DeeJay Gigolo Records
Songwriter(s)Caroline Hervé, Michel Amato
Miss Kittin singles chronology
"Autopilot"
(2003)
"Stock Exchange"
(2003)
"The Beach"
(2003)
Music video
"Stock Exchange" on Vimeo

Writing and inspirationEdit

Lyrically, "Stock Exchange" deals with the life of a high end Wall Street businesslady. The lyrics support this, including how the men "touch her bum in the lift of the Empire State [building]". And also the lyrics, "Is it real this pink punk costume I wear? All the time to seduce Japanese 'hommes d'affaire' [English:businessmen]." She also has suicidal ideations as she sings that she is "dreaming of a hot bath, cutting my veins."

CompositionEdit

"Stock Exchange" is credited as an electroclash song with disco and rave influences.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Mark Beaumont of NME said that Miss Kittin "monotones like a German robot Cheeky Girl over some nifty "Vice City" disco, prompting a moral debate on whether its possible to sexually assualt [sic] a lift tannoy system."[4]

Cultural impactEdit

"Stock Exchange" appeared on the mix albums Fuck Me I'm Famous by David Guetta,[5] and FabricLive.33 by Spank Rock.[6]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Stock Exchange" was directed by Régis Brochier of 7th Floor Productions.[7]

Live performancesEdit

Miss Kittin performed "Stock Exchange" live at the Sónar festival and included it on her album Live at Sónar.[8]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Stock Exchange (Original)" –
  2. "Stock Exchange (Adam Sky Remix)" –

ChartsEdit

Chart (2003) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart[9] 118
UK Dance Singles Chart[10] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miss Kittin & The Hacker - Stock Exchange Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  2. ^ ((( Stock Exchange - Overview ))) Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  3. ^ "De:Bug Reviews » Miss Kittin & Da Hacker – Stock Exchange Woman (International Deejay Gigolos/104)". Debug (in German). 2003-01-10. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  4. ^ Beaumont, Mark (2003-02-18). Miss Kittin And The Hacker : Stock Exchange NME. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  5. ^ David Guetta - Just A Little More Love / F*** Me, I'm Famous Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
  6. ^ Spank Rock - FabricLive. 33 Discogs. Retrieved 2010-07-15.
  7. ^ (2009-05-06). Miss Kittin The Hacker : Stock Exchange Woman videoclip[permanent dead link] 7th Floor. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  8. ^ "Miss Kittin - Live At Sónar (CD)". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-10-23.
  9. ^ Chart Log UK : M - My Vitriol Zobbel. Retrieved 2010-05-28.
  10. ^ Top 40 Dance Singles (30/03/2004) BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 2010-07-21.