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Oh No!
Oh No! single artwork
Released August 2, 2010
Length 3:00
Label 679 Recordings
Producer Greg Kurstin
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
The Family Jewels (UK edition) track listing
"Oh No!" is track number 10.
Previous track
"Hermit the Frog"
Next track
"Rootless"
The Family Jewels (US edition) track listing
"Oh No!" is track number 11.
Previous track
"Hermit the Frog"
Next track
"Seventeen"
"Oh No!" is a song by Welsh singer-songwritter Marina and the Diamonds. The song was written by Marina Diamandis and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Kurstin. It's the tenth song and fifth single from her first studio album The Family Jewels.

BackgroundEdit

Written on a trip to Los Angeles a week after The Family Jewels was mastered, "Oh No!" was the final track to complete the album. The singer explained:

["Oh No!"] was written in response to be terrified of not achieving what I say I want to achieve every time I open my big mouth. It's my part ii to "Mowgli's Road". I was paralysed by fear before my trip to the states and couldn't stop thinking about being a failure "etc" and was convinced that I'd become a self-fulfilling prophecy if my brain didn't shut up and stop being so negative. So I put it in a song. "Mowgli's [Road]" questioned who I want to be, "Oh No!" confirms it. It made me feel confident again after a shaky 6 months. Life is just a barrel of laughs at end of day, anyway!

On Greg Kurstin, who produced the song, she said, "I had really admired his work for a long time. Seeing as I was in LA, I asked if he wanted to write together and [the song] came out really well. He's great actually, very easy to work with. I really like his production style as well."

Use in television Edit

The instrumental of "Oh No!" was used to advertise the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory on E4 in the United Kingdom. On 25 July 2010, Diamandis performed the track on Channel 4's Big Brother's Little Brother, a spin-off show of the reality television series Big Brother in the UK and Ireland. The song was used in a promo for the third season of the MTV series Awkward in 2013.

Use in video games Edit

"Oh No!" is included in the 2012 video game Just Dance 4.

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 3:02
  • Instrumental version — 3:00
  • Acapella version — 3:09

Single releasesEdit

Oh No! single artwork
  1. "Oh No!" — 3:03

Oh No! single artwork
  1. "Oh No!" — 3:03
  2. "Oh No! (Active Child Remix)" — 3:53

Oh No! single artwork
  1. "Oh No!" — 3:00
  2. "Starstrukk" — 4:44

Oh No! remixes artwork 001
  1. "Oh No! (Grum Remix)" — 4:24
  2. "Oh No! (Steve Pitron And Max Senna Remix)" — 7:30
  3. "Oh No! (Jaymo And Andy George's Remix)" — 4:02

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  1. "Oh No! (Album Version)" — 3:05
  2. "Oh No! (Grum Remix)" — 4:24
  3. "Oh No! (Steve Pitron And Max Senna Remix)" — 7:30
  4. "Oh No! (Jaymo And Andy George's Remix)" — 4:02

Music video(s) Edit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "OH NO!"03:10

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "OH NO!"

Premiere 28 June 2010
Filmed 10 June 2010
Director Kinga Burza
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor TBA
Choreographer David Leighton
Length 3:09
Source
  • Stylist: Celestine Cooney

Alternate VersionEdit

Music Video Information
FILE:Oh No! 2nd Version - Alternative - Marina And The Diamonds Premiere 28 June 2010
Filmed 10 June 2010
Director Kinga Burza
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor TBA
Choreographer David Leighton
Length 3:09
Source

Never officially released

Behind the scenes Edit

Screenshots from "Oh No!"Edit

Lyrics Edit

Don't do love, don't do friends
I'm only after success
Don't need a relationship
I'll never soften my grip

Don't want cash, don't want card
Want it fast, want it hard
Don't need money, don't need fame
I just want to make a change
I just wanna change
I just wanna change
I just wanna change
I just wanna change!

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

One track mind, one track heart
If I fail, I'll fall apart
Maybe it is all a test
Cause I feel like I'm the worst
So I always act like I'm the best

If you are not very careful
Your possessions will possess you
TV taught me how to feel
Now real life has no appeal
It has no appeal
It has no appeal
It has no appeal
It has no appeal!

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

I'm gonna live, I'm gonna fly
I'm gonna fail, I'm gonna die
I'm gonna live, I'm gonna fly
I'm gonna fail, gonna die, die, die, die...

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

I know exactly what I want and who I want to be
I know exactly why I walk and talk like a machine
I'm now becoming my own self-fulfilled prophecy
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

Da-da-dum, da-da-dum
Da-da-da-da-da-da-dum
Da-da-dum, da-da-dum
Da-da-da-da-da-da-dum
Da-da-dum, da-da-dum
Da-da-da-da-da-da-dum
Oh, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh!

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