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You’ve Got Time

“You’ve Got Time” is the main title theme song for the Netflix Original Series Orange Is the New Black, written, composed and performed by Regina Spektor. The song was nominated in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

The song was written specifically for Orange Is the New Black by Regina Spektor, who was approached by the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan. Kohan said, “I listened to Regina’s albums obsessively while writing the series, so I immediately thought of her for our theme song.”[2] Additionally Spektor had previously performed a cover of “Little Boxes,” the theme song used on Kohan’s series Weeds.[3]

Kohan gave Spektor access to watch rough edits of the episodes while the first season was still in production. Spektor said she composed the song while “thinking about the idea of what it must be like to be in prison and the different states of mind.” After recording the song with producer Rob Cavallo, she brought the demo to Kohan, initially apprehensive that Kohan would not like it. “We took out the rough mix and listened to it with headphones and sort of held our breath, like, ‘Is she going to like it?’ And then she said, ‘This is fucking awesome, I love it! It’s going to fit really well!’”[4]

All the Rowboats

“All the Rowboats” is the first single from Regina Spektor’s sixth album What We Saw from the Cheap Seats. It was first released for streaming on February 27, 2012 and on the following day it was released for digital download.[1] The song had been occasionally performed by Spektor in concerts since 2005. During concerts, Spektor would emulate a drum machine sound with her microphone.[2]

A music video was released on YouTube on March 28, 2012. The video begins with Spektor being tied up on a rowboat which is cut off by a clip of a lighthouse. Later she appears on a dock. The video also contains clips of Spektor underwater, running down corridors as well as being crushed by closing walls.[3] It utilizes stop-motion animation to animate the motion of the waves. It was directed by Adria Petty, daughter of musician Tom Petty, and Peter Sluszka.

The music video was nominated for the Best Art Direction in a Video award at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.[4]

Laughing With

“Laughing With” is a song from Regina Spektor’s fifth studio album, Far. It was released as the album’s lead single on Regina’s MySpace on May 8, 2009, and was officially released as a digital download on May 18 in various parts of Europe and in the United States and Canada on May 19.

Spektor arranged strings for this song, “but instead of a traditional quartet we had two cellos. I’m drawn to that, the lower sounds – bass, cello, tuba, that warm bottomy sound.” [1]

A physical EP was released in the U.S. on June 9, 2009.[2] Apart from “Laughing With”, it contains the songs Folding Chair, from Spektor’s upcoming album; “The Call”, which was featured in the soundtrack of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian; and a live performance of “The Noise” from the Live at Bull Moose EP.

Eet (Regina Spektor)

“Eet” is a song from Regina Spektor’s fifth studio album, Far. It was released as the album’s second official single in October, 2009. In Europe it was released as a Digital Download on November 27, 2009.

A viral music video directed by Adria Petty was released, prior to the album’s release, on May 29, 2009.[1] Filming of the music video took place in east Lancaster, California down the street from Club Ed, a film studio located in the Antelope Valley that has been used for various TV shows, motion pictures, and TV commercials for several decades.

Spektor performed this song along with “The Calculation” on Saturday Night Live on October 10, 2009.

Begin to Hope

Begin to Hope is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor.[12] It was released June 13, 2006. The album debuted at number 70 on the Billboard 200, but due to the popularity of the single “Fidelity”, it peaked at number 20[13] and was labeled a “pace setter” by Billboard. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 21st-best album of 2006.[14] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments to U.S. retailers of 500,000 units.[15]

The album was nominated for the 2006 Shortlist Music Prize.[16]

Edit (Regina Spektor song)

“Edit” is an Anti-folk/Indie rock song from Anti-folk singer Regina Spektor, released in the summer of 2006 on the album Begin to Hope. The line “You don’t have no Doctor Robert/You don’t have no Uncle Albert” references the Beatles’ song “Doctor Robert” as well as Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1979 hit “Uncle Albert”. “Edit” was covered by British anti-folk band The Red Army.

On the Radio (Regina Spektor song)

“On the Radio” is the first single from Regina Spektor’s fourth album, Begin to Hope. The chorus contains references to the song “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses.

An accompanying music video was released which shows Spektor teaching a music class made up of young school children. The video uses stop motion in a few scenes. An alternate video was released in which Spektor sings in a chocolate factory. The video was directed by Matt Lenski.

Begin to Hope

Begin to Hope is the fourth album by American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor.[12] It was released June 13, 2006. The album debuted at number 70 on the Billboard 200, but due to the popularity of the single “Fidelity”, it peaked at number 20[13] and was labeled a “pace setter” by Billboard. Rolling Stone magazine named it the 21st-best album of 2006.[14] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments to U.S. retailers of 500,000 units.[15]

The album was nominated for the 2006 Shortlist Music Prize.[16]

 

Fidelity (song)

“Fidelity” is a song by American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, released as the second single from her fourth album Begin to Hope. The song marked Spektor’s first Billboard 100 entry and is her most successful track to date. Despite a release date of September 25 (its popular music video was released even earlier), the song did not hit the charts until December. The song was released in the UK as a two-part single on March 12, 2007. The song making it Spektor’s highest-charting single across the world.

Spektor wrote the song while watching the movie High Fidelity, which is based on a book by Nick Hornby.

In 2009, the song was used with permission as accompaniment to the video, “Don’t divorce us”, released by the Courage Campaign against Proposition 8.[1] The video was viewed over 500,000 times in a week.[2] The single was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies.[3] and single released from her album Begin to Hope which was her most successful single in United States.

The song was also used in Veronica Mars, Brothers & Sisters, A Favorita, Grey’s Anatomy, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, 27 Dresses, Love & Other Drugs.

Us (Regina Spektor song)

“Us” is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor’s major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. This song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer.

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