My Song 5
by Haim

Album: Days Are Gone (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This experimental hip-hop belter finds the Haim girls exacting revenge on the men who've done them wrong. "It's the one track that really pushed us out of our comfort zone" Alana Haim told NME. When I'm pissed off and wanna come back to life I always listen to 'You Got Lucky' by Tom Petty. I wanted this song to be like 'You Got Lucky."'
  • Alana explained the song's title to NME: "When you open up GarageBand it says 'My Song 1,' and that was 'My Song 5.'"
  • A reworked version of the song featuring rapper A$AP Ferg was released to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Haim's first live show.
  • The song's music video was directed by Dugan O'Neal (Chromeo and TV on the Radio). The clip features a fake Jerry Springer-type talk show called The Dallas Murphy Show hosted by Saturday Night Live comic Vanessa Bayer. Each of the Haim sisters play a different role in the clip - bassist Este reveals she has a thing for mimes, Alana is a production assistant andt Danielle appears right at the end of the clip. A$AP Ferg, meanwhile finds out his girl is cheating on him with another girl. "Haim came to me with an idea I had been thinking about and trying to make for a few years," said O'Neal. "In other words, magic."

    Look out for cameos from Big Sean, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Days Are Gone producer Ariel Rechtshaid, and Haim's own parents in the audience as well as Grimes in the green room with Danielle. Also check out friend of the band Kesha, who reveals that she's in love with her cat, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Artemis Pebdani, who fears those cotton balls.

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