Gardenia (Iggy Pop song)

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"Gardenia"
Iggy Pop - Gardenia cover art.jpg
Single by Iggy Pop
from the album Post Pop Depression
B-side"Sunday"
ReleasedJanuary 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)
RecordedJanuary – March 2015 in California[1]
Genre
Length4:14
LabelLoma Vista
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Josh Homme
Iggy Pop singles chronology
"Waiting for the D Train" / "I'm Going Away Smiling"
(2013)
"Gardenia"
(2016)
"Sunday"
(2016)

"Gardenia" is a song by American musician Iggy Pop. It was released as the lead single from his 17th studio album, Post Pop Depression (2016), on January 22, 2016. The song was premiered live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on the day of the song's release.[2] The song received positive reception from music critics and peaked at number 136 on the French Singles Chart and number 26 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Evan Minsker of Pitchfork awarded "Gardenia" the site's "Best New Track" tag, commenting that "'Gardenia' is partially hypnotic thanks to the dreamy, trembling guitar drone, which sounds like something off mbv. His voice, ever the weighty and authoritative instrument, is given space to exist on its own, which is important for his poetry here. He's always exuded this dual nature of being absolutely charming—smiling, genteel—but behind those kind eyes is the former junkie slimeball that rolled around in glass. Both personalities are key to this song."[3] Tom Breihan of Stereogum complimented the song and compared it to Pop's older works; "'Gardenia' has the same sort of mean, skeletal, machinelike groove that so many of those great old Iggy songs had."[4]

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Gardenia"4:14
2."Sunday"6:06

Personnel[edit]

Personnel adapted from Post Pop Depression liner notes.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 35
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[7] 38
France (SNEP)[8] 136
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[9] 42
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Post Pop Depression (album liner notes). Iggy Pop. Loma Vista Recordings. 2016.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Iggy Pop Debuts 'Gardenia'". YouTube. January 22, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (January 25, 2016). ""Gardenia" by Iggy Pop". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Iggy Pop – "Gardenia" (Feat. Josh Homme)". Stereogum. January 22, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Iggy Pop – Gardenia / Sunday (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Iggy Pop feat. Josh Homme – Gardenia" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Iggy Pop feat. Josh Homme – Gardenia" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Iggy Pop feat. Josh Homme – Gardenia" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Iggy Pop Chart search". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.