Infobox Single
Name = Typical

Artist = Mute Math
from Album = Mute Math
B-side = "Progress"
Released = flagicon|United States April 10 2007
flagicon|United Kingdom August 27 2007
Format = Digital download
Physical release (UK)
Recorded = Nashville, Tennessee
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:12
Label = Teleprompt/Warner Bros.
Writer = Paul Meany
Darren King
Producer = Tedd T
Mute Math
Certification =
Last single = "Peculiar People"
This single = "Typical"
Next single = "Transformers Theme"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Mute Math
Type = studio
prev_track = "Collapse"
prev_no = 1
this_track = "Typical"
track_no = 2
next_track = "After We Have Left Our Homes"
next_no = 3

"Typical" is the Grammy Award nominated debut single from New Orleans rock group Mute Math. The song was written in 2003 by Paul Meany and Darren King. The digital single was released on April 10, 2007. A physical single was released in the UK only on August 27, 2007. Josh Harris club remixes of the song were also released digitally to several outlets on September 18, 2007. [ [http://musicstore.connect.com/album/108/Mutemath/Typical-Josh-Harris-Remix-Edit-Single/500000000000022477322.html Typical (Josh Harris Remix Edit)] at Connect.com]

TV & Radio

The group has performed the song on both ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and CBS' "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and the video began rotation on MTV Networks in May 2007 beginning with MTVu. An edited form of the song was featured on an advertisement for the Discovery Channel in the spring of 2008.

As of late June, the single started receiving major airplay in Modern Rock and is quickly rising up the Mediabase Alternative chart jumping from #115 to #65 and was also the second most added song on Alternative stations the week of June 13, 2007. The single then jumped to a peak position of #36 the first week of August 2007, remaining there for over 6 weeks [cite web|url=http://w2.mediabase.com/mmrweb/AllAccess/Charts.asp?format=r3m&showtopn=500&cutoff=1|title=Mediabase Alternative Charts|date=June 13, 2007|publisher=Mediabase] and debuted at #39 on Billboard's US Modern Rock Chart the week of August 4, 2007 where it reached a peak position of #33. [cite web|url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=377&cfgn=Singles&cfn=Hot+Modern+Rock+Tracks&ci=3085354&cdi=9334267&cid=08%2F04%2F2007|title=Billboard Chart History|date=August 4, 2007|publisher=Billboard]

Pillar references Typical in their song "Turn It Up", which consists entirely of lyrics that inspired the band.

Music video

The video for "Typical" premiered on YouTube on March 21, 2007. The concept video was directed by Israel Anthem and features the band performing the song backwards.The band simply rehearsed and memorized the performance in reverse. The video made it on the New York Post Hot List [cite web|url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/04012007/entertainment/hot_list_entertainment_raakhee_mirchandani_and_maxine_shen.htm|title="HOT LIST"|publisher=New York Post|date=April 1, 2007] and registered more than 100,000 views in less than four days [cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13rc6DY74A|title="Typical"|publisher=YouTube] . It has since been viewed over a million times. The video reached #7 on Billboard's Hot Video Clip Tracks chart in July 2007. The group garnered further buzz for the single by recreating their video in a live performance for Jimmy Kimmel Live using the same technique that was used in the original video of reverse playback. [cite web|url=http://prod1.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=49547312|title=MUTEMATH Performs Backwards For National TV|publisher=CMJ|date=September 19, 2007|author=Darmanin, Rachael] The video was nominated for a Grammy Award on December 6, 2007 for "Best Short Form Video". [cite web|url=http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/50th_Show/list.aspx#31|title=50th Annual Grammy Award Nominees|date=December 6, 2007|publisher=Grammy.com]

Track listing

; Original Single Release
# "Typical" (album version) - 4:12

; Promo Remix CD (PRO-CD-102127)
# "Typical" (Josh Harris club mix) - 7:41
# "Typical" (Josh Harris club dub) - 7:31
# "Typical" (Josh Harris remix edit) - 3:48

; UK Single CD (B000UDY8KK)
# "Typical" (album version) - 4:12
# "Progress" - 4:45
# "Typical" (Enhanced CD Video)
# "Typical" (Enhanced CD Live Video) (This video recording is from the "Live at the El Rey" EP.)


External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13rc6DY74A The video for "Typical" on YouTube]

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