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Obsession
Sky Ferreira
Writer(s) Sky Ferreira
Jerrod Bettis
Justin Franks
Ryan Tedder
Producer(s) Jerrod Bettis
Justin Franks
Ryan Tedder

"Obsession" is a song written by Sky Ferreira, Jerrod Bettis, Justin Franks, and Ryan Tedder for Ferreira's debut album. It was released by Capitol Records as the first US single from up-coming album, on September 14, 2010. "Obsession" has been compared to "Rock and Roll" by Gary Glitter and "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry. The song peaked at number forty-four on Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. The music video for the song was directed by Marc Klasfeld, and portrays Ferreira's obsession with actor Michael Madsen.

Background and compositionEdit

"Obsession" was written by Ferreira and Ryan Tedder. who also produced the song. Robbie Daw of Idolator compared the song's beats to "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry. When asked about the song, Ferreira said:

"It’s kind of making fun of narcissism. It has an electronic edge, but it also has this whole Gary Glitter intro that’s perfect for, say, a big hockey game."

After its release, "Obsession" has already been featured on Now That's What I Call Music! 35 and on "The Vampire Diaries" first soundtrack. A remix of the song by Static Revenger was also featured on Now That's What I Call Club Hits 2.

ReleaseEdit

United States Promo CDEdit

Obsession Label: Capitol Records, EMI
Format: Jewel case
Released: September 14, 2010
# Name Time
1. "Obsession"   3:44
Sky Ferreira Wikia

The RemixesEdit

Obsession The Remixes Label: Capitol Records, EMI
Format: Jewel case
Released: September 14, 2010
# Name Time
1. "Obsession" (Static Revenger Remix) 6:51
2. "Obsession" (Static Revenger Remix Instrumental) 6:51
3. "Obsession" (Static Revenger Radio Mix) 3:33
4. "Obsession" (Static Revenger Dub) 6:36
5. "Obsession" (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix) 6:50
6. "Obsession" (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Dub) 6:50
7. "Obsession" (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Radio Mix) 3:40
8. "Obsession" (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Radio Mix Instrumental) 3:40
9. "Obsession" (Sam Sparro & Golden Touch Club Mix) 4:45
10. "Obsession" (Sam Sparro & Golden Touch Dub) 4:44
11. "Obsession" (Sam Sparro & Golden Touch Radio Mix) 3:46
Sky Ferreira Wikia

The Vampire Diaries Promo CDEdit

Obsession VD Promo Label: Capitol Records
Format: Jewel case
Released: September 14, 2010
# Name Time
1. "Obsession" (Radio Edit) 3:15
Sky Ferreira Wikia

LyricsEdit

[Intro]:
Hey!
Hey!
Woah.
Woah.

[Verse 1]:
Listen up I'm gonna' tell you bit about myself,
I got a situation, ain't concerning nobody else.
Just you and what you can do for me.
Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh.
I had the life of ordinary, I spat it out.
Now my condition's kind of scary, I need you now.
Not love but I need something else.

[Chorus]:
So here's my confession,
This time, this time.
Don't just want you to love me.
I want to be your obsession,
This time, this time.
Want my name on the marquee.
I want you to want me.
I want you to need me.
I want you to hear my confession.
Ah-ah,
I want to be your obsession.

Whoa, hey!

[Verse 2]:
I'll fixate you, till you never let me go,
So I can feed your addiction in the stereo.
I could be just your type of high.
I can give what you like.
Your talkin' bout' the narcissism that's in Hollywood,
I'm lovin' myself, but what I need's for you to feel good.
Let go, let the music just take control.

[Chorus]:
So here's my confession,
This time, this time.
Don't just want you to love me.
I want to be your obsession,
This time, this time.
Want my name on the marquee.
Whoa!
I want you to want me.
I want you to need me.
I want you to hear my confession.
Ah-ah,
I want to be your obsession.
I want to be your obsession.

Whoa, hey!
Whoa, hey!
Whoa, hey!

[Bridge]:
Ain't nothing wrong with OCD,
Long as it's for me, long as it's for me.
Ain't nothing wrong with OCD,
Long as it's for me, long as it's for…

[Chorus]:
So here's my confession,
This time, this time.
Don't just want you to love me.
I want to be your obsession,
This time, this time.
Want my name on the marquee.
Whoa!
I want you to want me.
I want you to need me.
I want you to hear my confession.
Ah-ah,
I want to be your obsession.
I want to be your obsession.
I want to be your obsession.
Oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh.

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Marc Klasfeld, debuted on September 30, 2010 on MTVu. In the video, Ferreira has an infatuation with actor Michael Madsen. Though her friends think this is ridiculous, she sets out to find Madsen and convince him to be with her. She dreams of Madsen aiding her in cutting one of her friend's hair. She eventually sneaks into Madsen's house. The last scene has the actor coming to see Ferreira and her friends in a restaurant. They both walk out after Madsen pays for the group's meal, and Ferriera's "friends" are left stunned. Throughout Ferreira's dream sequences, Madsen is dressed in a suit and some of the video may be a nod to Madsen's character Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs.

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Writing — Jerrod Bettis/Justin Franks/Ryan Tedder
  • Producing — Jerrod Bettis/Justin Franks/Ryan Tedder
  • Programming and arranging — Jerrod Bettis/Justin Franks/Ryan Tedder
  • Guitars — Jerrod Bettis/Ryan Tedder
  • Synths — Jerrod Bettis/Justin Franks/Ryan Tedder
  • Background vocals — Ryan Tedder/Sky Ferreira
  • Recording — Justin Franks/Ryan Tedder at Germano Studios (New York City Us) and Patriot Studios (Denver Us)
    • Assisting — Christian Baker at Germano Studios (New York City Us)
  • Additional recording — Mark Gray at Studio at The Palms (Las Vegas Us)
    • Assisting — Rob Katz
  • Mixing — Joe Zook at 2010 Mixing (Studio City Us)
    • Assisting — Dan Piscino
  • Mastering — Robert Vosgien at Capitol Mastering (Hollywood Us)

ReferencesEdit

ASCAP Obsession

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