Sly (Massive Attack song)

"Sly"
Sly (1994 Single).jpg
Single by Massive Attack
from the album Protection
Released17 October 1994
FormatCD, 12", cassette
Recorded1994
GenreTrip hop
Length5:25 (album version)
4:56 (single )
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper, Nicolette Suwoton, Vivien Goldman
Producer(s)Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Nellee Hooper
Massive Attack singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1992)
"Sly"
(1994)
"Protection"
(1995)
Massive Attack (EP)
(1992)
"Sly"
(1994)
"Protection"
(1995)

"Sly" is a single by British trip hop collective Massive Attack, released as a first single from their second album Protection on 17 October 1994. It reached number 24 in the UK, becoming the band's fourth top 40 single there.

Background[]

Sly was the combination of Craig Armstrong’s strings combined with Nicolette’s unique sensual vocals. After hearing her first album Now is Early, and being suitably impressed by it, Massive Attack has chosen Nicolette to appear on the album Protection.

Track listings[]

US CD single

  1. "Sly" (album version) – 5:26
  2. "Sly" (7" Edit) – 4:11
  3. "Sly" (7 Stones Mix) – 5:58
  4. "Sly" (Underdog Mix)
  5. "Sly" (Underdog Double Bass & A cappella) – 3:37
  6. "Sly" (Cosmic Dub) – 5:26
  7. "Sly" (Eternal Feedback Dub) – 6:25

Charts[]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 98
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[2] 29
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 24

References[]

  1. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 4 Dec 1994". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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