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I Still Remember

This article is about the song by Bloc Party. For the Blackmore's Night song, see Fires at Midnight.
"I Still Remember"
A Weekend in the City
Released 9 April 2007
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 4:24
Label Wichita
Producer Jacknife Lee
Bloc Party singles chronology

"The Prayer"
(2007)
"I Still Remember"
(2007)
"Hunting for Witches"
(2007)

A Weekend in the City track listing
  1. "Song for Clay (Disappear Here)"
  2. "Hunting for Witches"
  3. "Waiting for the 7.18"
  4. "The Prayer"
  5. "Uniform"
  6. "On"
  7. "Where Is Home?"
  8. "Kreuzberg"
  9. "I Still Remember"
  10. "Sunday"
  11. "SRXT"

"I Still Remember" is a song by link

The music video was made by Aggressive[1] and was first shown on 8 January 2007 on MTV2.

Upon release, the song reached #24 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart (since renamed Alternative Songs),[2] making it the band's highest charting single in the United States, besting the #34 peak of "Banquet" on the same chart in 2005.[2]

Song inspiration

Frontman Kele Okereke talked about the song at some length in his January 2007 The Observer interview, responding to questions as to whether the song had an autobiographical nature:[3]

Not really ... I guess, partially. [Can we call it a gay love story?] Yeah, but is it a love story? It's one person longing for somebody they can't really have. But it's not consummated. It's not a mutual thing. ...

This is probably a contentious issue, but I swear that I could always see [male homosexual attraction] in people, in the way that guys would need to be touching other guys. You could see there was something they couldn't say aloud. And I saw it when I was at school. And I guess I Still Remember is an attempt at trying to confront that. ... I know from my own experiences a lot of heterosexual boys had feelings or experiences when they were younger. And that's not really ever spoken about, that un-spoken desire. ...

Not two gay boys ... but the idea of two straight boys having an attraction, or there being an attraction that's unspeakable - that was the idea of that song.

Charts

Charts (2008) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart 20
US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 24[2]

Track listing

CD: Wichita / WEBB125SCD (UK)

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember"   4:36
2. "Selfish Son"   4:58
3. "I Still Remember" (Music Box and Tears Remix) 5:03

7": Wichita / WEBB125S (UK)

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember"   4:36
2. "Atonement"   3:49
  • in gatefold sleeve which houses second 7"

7": Wichita / WEBB125SX (UK)

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember"   4:36
2. "Cain Said to Abel"   3:24

Japanese release by V2 Japan, V2CP-319

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember"   4:36
2. "The Prayer" (Para One Remix) 6:04
3. "The Prayer" (Phones Metal Jackin' Mix) 5:03
4. "I Still Remember" (video) 4:36

Promo CD

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember" (radio edit) 3:51
2. "I Still Remember" (UK radio edit) 3:50
3. "I Still Remember" (album version) 4:24

Remixes Promo CDM

No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember" (SebastiAn Remix) 4:29
2. "I Still Remember" (Speak Junk Bass Bin Remix) 5:13
3. "I Still Remember" (The Chap Remix) 4:51
4. "I Still Remember" (Gavron Yes Boss Remix) 6:35
5. "I Still Remember" (Lull's Music Box and Tears Mix) 5:03

Dutch acetate promo CD single

All songs written and composed by Bloc Party. 
No. Title Length
1. "I Still Remember" (radio edit) 3:52
2. "I Still Remember" (album version) 4:20

B-sides

The b-sides for I Still Remember were Atonement, Cain Said To Abel, Selfish Son and I Still Remember (Music Box and Tears Remix).

References

External links

  • Song lyrics
  • Video on the artist MTV page
  • Downloadable video
  • Winning Video of the YouTube Competition
  • Template:MetroLyrics song
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