Skinny Genes

Eliza Doolittle

About Skinny Genes

"Skinny Genes" is a song performed by British recording artist Eliza Doolittle. The song serves as her debut single and first single from her debut album, Eliza Doolittle. The track was co-written by Doolittle in collaboration with Tim Woodcock and the song's producer Matthew Prime. "Skinny Genes" was one of three tracks where Doolittle had worked with Prime and Woodcock for her debut album. The single was officially released on 11 April 2010 by Parlophone Records on digital download-only format, accompanied by a b-side entitled "Police Car" (written by Doolittle and Craigie Dodds). The track is inspired by love-hate relationships and contains prominent indie pop musical characteristics. Lyrically, "Skinny Genes" refers from a feminist point of view to how one can dislike all the personality traits of a partner but still enjoy the sexual chemistry one shares with them. "Skinny Genes" garnered a positive response from contemporary music critics. The song also achieved mainstream success; debuting and peaking at number twenty-two on the UK Singles Chart. The song was accompanied by a 70s and 80s-styled music video directed by Daniel Eskills and released on 25 December 2009. Doolittle performed the single live at London Fashion Week and on the British television stations GMTV and STV. "Skinny Genes" featured in an advert for Very featuring Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby. 


Year:
2010
3:04
80 
#2

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I really don't like your point of view
I know you'll never change
Stinging me with your attitude
I've got the mind to walk away

I really don't like your arrogance
Or your policies
You're ninety-nine percent an embarrassment
Of just wrong (?) qualities

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you are the best in me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Satisfy my needs
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I really don't like your skinny jeans
So take them off for me
Show me what you've got underneath
So we can do this properly

I really don't like the way you smile
When you think you're right
But I will forgive you, the yoke is in the middle
And we're chewing through the wire

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you are the best in me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Satisfy my needs
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I dreamt that you were on a train
And you were leaving, you were leaving
Made me think of what I'd miss
Do you believe it, you believe it

I don't mind it when you (whistles)
Brings out the best in me when you (whistles)
Show your expertise
When the night always ends with a fight I'm excited
That you'll wind up next to me

I like it when you (whistles)
Can I have some please of that (whistles)
Take off your skinny jeans
Sometimes I fake that I hate you and make up
So you are the best in me

I dreamed that you were on a train
And you were leaving, you were leaving

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Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Sophie Caird (born 15 April 1988), better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English singer-songwriter who signed to the Parlophone record label in October 2008. Her debut self-titled album, Eliza Doolittle was released on 12 July 2010, where it debuted at number 3 in the UK. Since the album's release, Doolittle has spawned two top 25 hits, including "Skinny Genes" and "Pack Up", which debuted within the top 5 on the UK Singles Chart. more »

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Written by: MATTHEW PRIME, TIMOTHY DANIEL WOODCOCK, ELIZA CAIRD

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Song Production
"Skinny Genes" was produced by Ben Kelway and Jamie Ellis. Ben Kelway is renowned for working with artists like Cee-Lo Green and Amy MacDonald.
Release Date
The song was initially released on 29 March 2010 as part of Eliza Doolittle's debut self-titled album.
Popularity Achievements
"Skinny Genes" earned Eliza Doolittle her first Top 40 single on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 22.
Song Meaning
The song talks about a relationship with a frustrating partner that is almost impossible to leave owing to their attraction.
Lyrics Inspiration
In various interviews, Eliza Doolittle has mentioned that the lyrics were inspired by a past relationship, adding a personal touch to the song.
Award Nominations
The song was nominated for the Ivor Novello Award, one of the highest recognitions for British and Irish songwriters and composers, in 2011.
Radio Exposure
"Skinny Genes" gained significant airplay on UK music radio stations, particularly on BBC Radio 1, where it was featured as the 'Record of the Week.'
Press Recognition
In 2010, Q Magazine included "Skinny Genes" in their list of 100 Best Songs of the Year, showcasing its impact on the music industry.
Song Style
The song is famous for its unique fusion of modern pop with elements of classic jazz and soul, which became a signature of Doolittle's style.
The Official Video
The single's official music video features Eliza Doolittle dancing around a house and driving a car. It is known for its choices of vibrant colors and retro-inspired aesthetics.
Streaming Numbers
"Skinny Genes" remains one of Eliza Doolittle's most streamed songs and has millions of streams on Spotify as of 2022.
Impact on Career
The success of "Skinny Genes" launched Eliza Doolittle's career into mainstream success, landing her a spot on major festival stages and worldwide tours.

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