|Single by the Strokes|
|from the album Room on Fire|
|B-side||"Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men"|
|Released||October 28, 2003|
|The Strokes singles chronology|
"Reptilia" is a song by indie rock band the Strokes, and was the second single from their second album, Room on Fire. In the U.S., it peaked at number 19 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It fared better in the UK, however, where it reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. The single cover depicts an alien from the video game Centipede.
The single's B-side was "Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men", a duet between the band's lead singer Julian Casablancas and Regina Spektor. The release of the single was delayed slightly after Casablancas objected to the song being credited as "the Strokes and Regina Spektor", claiming that it should read "Regina Spektor and The Strokes".
The music video for the song was their first that was not directed by Roman Coppola. Instead they chose Jake Scott to shoot the video, which features close shots of the band members' faces, hands and instruments while performing the song. At the end of the video, Julian Casablancas blows cigarette smoke at the camera lens.
|2.||"Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men" (Regina Spektor and The Strokes)||3:40|
|UK Singles (OCC)||17|
|US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)||18|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||200,000|
Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.
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