Richard III (song)
"Richard III" is a song by the band Supergrass. It was the second single to be released from In It for the Money, the band's second album. The single was preceded by "Going Out", which was released over a year before. "Richard III" was released in March 1997, and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, their highest since "Alright".
The song's name comes from the band's method of creating working titles for songs - giving them people's names. This was the third called "Richard" and the band liked the reference to the king Richard III and the Shakespeare play Richard III in which the king is depicted as a dark and evil character, as it matched the menacing tone of the song. Neither the king, nor the play are mentioned in the song.
A Peel session of the song was released on the CD single for Mary.
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“See, see, King Richard doth himself appear,
As doth the blushing discontented sun
From out the fiery portal of the east.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
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—Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)