12:51 (The Strokes song)

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"12:51"
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Single by The Strokes
from the album Room on Fire
B-side "The Way It Is" (Home Recording)
Released November 4, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Indie rock, garage rock, new wave
Length 2:33
Label RCA
Writer(s) Julian Casablancas
Producer(s) Gordon Raphael
The Strokes singles chronology
"Someday"
(2001)
"12:51"
(2003)
"Reptilia"
(2004)

"12:51" is a song by the American indie rock band The Strokes, written by Julian Casablancas. The song was released as the first single from their second album Room on Fire, and was released in the U.S. on November 4, 2003. It was originally known as "Supernova" before being retitled for its official release. The song is marked by the distinctive tone of Nick Valensi's lead guitar, which is reminiscent of a synthesized keyboard.

Reception

The single "12:51" charted at #7 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at #22 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Music video

The music video for "12:51" was directed by Roman Coppola. It resembles the computer graphic style of the 1982 film Tron.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "12:51"   2:26
2. "The Way It Is (Home Recording)"   1:16

Charts

Year Peak chart positions
US Mod
[1]
CAN
[1]
IRL
[2]
NLD
[3]
SWE
[4]
UK
[5]
2003 15 30 22 40 39 7

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Strokes Billboard Chart History: Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Irish Positions". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 2009-07-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Strokes Netherlands singles chart history". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved 2008-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Strokes Sweden singles chart history". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved 2008-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "UK charts". Everyhit.com. Archived from the original on 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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