Bruises (Chairlift song)

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Single by Chairlift
from the album Does You Inspire You
ReleasedSeptember 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
FormatDigital download, CD single
  • Synthpop
  • indie pop
  • dream pop
Songwriter(s)Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek, Patrick Wimberly
Producer(s)Aaron Pfenning, Caroline Polachek, Patrick Wimberly
Chairlift singles chronology
"Evident Utensil"

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"Bruises" is the first single from Brooklyn-based band Chairlift's debut album Does You Inspire You. Bruises was featured in a commercial for Apple's 4th generation iPod Nano, and in "Walter's Walk", the second episode of the USA Network series Covert Affairs. A music video for "Bruises" was released on June 5, 2009.

Village Voice Media contributor John Hood called the song "distinctly dreamy", "utterly damaging" and "nothing short of astounding".[1] Robert Christgau identified it as one of two good songs on Does You Inspire You, the other being "Garbage".[2]


Chart (2008) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 72
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 80
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 50
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 1

As of April 2009 Bruises has sold 180,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan. [4]


  1. Hood, John (10 September 2009). "Chairlift Bruises Beautifully". Archived from the original on 23 September 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  2. Christgau, Robert (2009-02-01). "Consumer Guide: February 2009". MSN Music. Archived from the original on 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  3. [1] Archived 2016-01-21 at the Wayback Machine ARIA Report 973. Retrieved 2011-02-16
  4. Inc, Nielsen Business Media (18 April 2009). "Billboard". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Archived from the original on 9 September 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019 – via Google Books.

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