The Conversation (Texas song)

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"The Conversation"
The Conversation single.jpg
Single by Texas
from the album The Conversation
B-side"The Conversation" (instrumental)
Released25 March 2013 (2013-03-25)
Producer(s)Johnny McElhone
Texas singles chronology
"The Conversation"
"Detroit City"

"The Conversation" is a 2013 song by Scottish alternative rock band Texas from their album of the same name. The single was released in March 2013 through PIAS and marked the comeback for the band following a seven-year hiatus following the release of their previous single "Sleep" in 2006.[1]

Release and promotion[]

"The Conversation" was added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist in the United Kingdom and receiving heavy circulation on the radio station prior to the release of the single and album.[1]

Commercial performance[]

The release of "The Conversation" marked the first appearance of Texas on the UK Singles Chart since the release of "Sleep" in 2006. "The Conversation" debuted at number 73 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining on the chart for one week.[2]

In France, the release of the single fared better commercially, where it reached number 22 on the French Singles Chart.[3]

Music video[]

A music video for the single release was recorded in Paris, France. The accompanying music video features lead singer Sharleen Spiteri and actor Peter Mullan, best known for his roles in Trainspotting (1996) and the Harry Potter film series. Spiteri explained to The Guardian "Basically, I'm supposed to be an art thief and Peter Mullan is supposed to be the boss of me, but someone's got wind of our game and tries to intercept that. And I'm thinking he will get caught".[4]

Spiteri accident[]

During filming for the video, Spiteri was hospitalised following a fall she sustained during the shooting for the video, when she tripped over a kerb in Paris. Spiteri slipped when turning a corner and was taken to hospital suffering from a concussion and also sustained grazes to her face. Spiteri was kept in for observation and missed the rest of the video shoot.

After Spiteri was discharged from hospital, the shoot was rescheduled and new dates arranged for the music video to be filmed in London.[5]

Track listing[]

  1. "The Conversation" – 2:46
  2. "The Conversation" (Instrumental) – 2:46



  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Corner, Lewis (17 May 2013). "Texas: 'The Conversation' review". Digital Spy.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Texas: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b " – Texas – The Conversation" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
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  5. ^ Rigby, Sam (21 April 2013). "Spiteri sustains injury on Texas video set". Digital Spy.
  6. ^ " – Texas – The Conversation" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  7. ^ " – Texas – The Conversation" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  8. ^ " – Texas – The Conversation". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Rapports Annuels 2013". Ultratop. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Top de l'année Top Singles 2013" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
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