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Live at Paredes de Coura Festival - Portugal

01 - Mirror's Image

02 - Three Decades

03 - Do You Remember

04 - I Can't Control Myself

05 - Count In Fives

06 - Scarlet Fields

07 - I Only Think of You

08 - Who Can Say

09 - Sea Within a Sea

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Count in Fives on Wikipedia
"Count in Fives"
Single by The Horrors
from the album Strange House
A-side"Count in Fives"
B-side"Who Says?"
"A Knife in Their Eye"
Released30 October 2006
Format7" vinyl
GenreGarage punk
Writer(s)Faris Badwan, Tom Cowan, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon, Rhys Webb
The Horrors singles chronology

"Count in Fives" is a song by English rock band the Horrors, released as a single from their debut album, Strange House, in October 2006.


  • 1 Content
  • 2 Music video
  • 3 Release
  • 4 Reception
  • 5 Track listing
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


The song is about vocalist Faris Badwan's childhood obsession with arranging things in groups of five.[1] The B-side, "A Knife in Their Eye", featured lyrics written by Badwan set to music by the Monks.

Music video

The music video featured people using sign language to "act out" the music and lyrics of the song. A minor controversy erupted when it was discovered that part of the song (the intro and verse) was an uncredited replica of We the People's "My Brother, the Man".[2]


Like other singles by the band, it could not chart as it came packaged with stickers.


Mojo described the single as a "glorious piece of Farfisa organ-led madness".[3] Drowned in Sound's Dom Gourlay wrote: "if I was sixteen again, I'd be going nuts for something like this, particularly so in the current climate of market-orientated alternative music like the Kooks, the Feeling and Razorlight. For that reason alone, The Horrors are as important as anything else you care to mention at this moment in time: 'Count in Fives' is loud, fast, sharp and exciting, if not exactly new – you can find this sort of thing on any retrospective Pebbles _or Nuggets _compilation of the last 40 years – yet at the same time there's no one else out there making a similar racket, or indeed impact, in such a short space of time."[4]

Track listing

7" 1
  1. "Count in Fives"
  2. "Who Says?"
7" 2
  1. "Count in Fives"
  2. "A Knife in Their Eye"


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ "["Count in Fives" review]". Mojo. 2007. 
  4. ^ Gourlay, Dom (October 30, 2006). "Single Review: The Horrors – Count in Fives / Releases / Releases // Drowned in Sound". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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