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"'''Cola'''" is a song by American [[singer-songwriter]] [[Lana Del Rey]] from her 2012 re-release of her debut album ''[[Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album)|Born to Die]]'' called ''[[Born to Die (Lana Del Rey album)#Born to Die – The Paradise Edition|Born to Die – The Paradise Edition]]'' and her third [[Extended play|EP]], ''[[Paradise (EP)|Paradise]]''. The song first appeared in a teaser trailer posted to her official [[YouTube]] account as a snippet. The lyrics were considered controversial, causing major media outlets to respond. Although titled as "Cola" on the official release of the album, the song is registered at [[American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers]] and [[Harry Fox Agency]] as "Pussy". It was confirmed to be the EP's second [[Single (music)|single]], following "[[Ride (Lana Del Rey song)|Ride]]".
 
 
==Background and lyrics==
 
{{Listen|filename=Cola (song).ogg|pos=left|title="Cola"|format=[[Ogg]]|description=The controversial lyrics in "Cola" occur within the first few seconds of the song and say, "My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola", igniting controversy and critical acclaim.}}
 
The song was originally called and registered on [[American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers]] and [[Harry Fox Agency]] as "Pussy".<ref>{{cite web | url = https://www.ascap.com/Home/ace-title-search/index.aspx | title = Work ID: 884495151/ISWC: T9128180687 | year = 2012 | work = [[American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers|ASCAP]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.harryfox.com/songfile/public/publicsearchresults.do?forward=drilldown&index=0 | title = HFA Song Code: P72741 | year = 2012 | work = [[Harry Fox Agency]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref>
 
 
On the day of "[[Ride (Lana Del Rey song)|Ride]]"'s release as the reissue's first single, Del Rey uploaded a teaser trailer to video-hosting website, [[YouTube]], that contained snippets of each track on The Paradise Edition.<ref name=mtvparadise>{{cite web| last = Kaufman | first = Gil | title = Lana Del Rey's Paradise Edition Of Debut Features Eight New Songs | url = http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1694392/lana-del-rey-paradise-edition.jhtml | work = [[MTV]] |publisher = [[Viacom]] | accessdate= September 26, 2012}}</ref> In it, she sings, "My pussy tastes like [[Pepsi Cola]]/My eyes are wide like cherry pie."<ref name=billboard2>{{cite web| last = Lipshutz | first = Jason | title = Lana Del Rey Releases 'Ride' Single From 'Born To Die' Deluxe Edition | url = http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/474939/lana-del-rey-releases-ride-single-from-born-to-die-deluxe-edition | work=[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]] | publisher = [[Prometheus Global Media]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| title = Lana Del Rey 'The Paradise Edition' Sampler: 6 Lyrics From Singer's New Disc | url = http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/lana-del-rey-the-paradise-edition_n_1910920.html | work = [[The Huffington Post]] | publisher = [[AOL]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web| last = Battan | first = Carrie | title = Listen to a New Lana Del Rey Song, "Ride" | url=http://pitchfork.com/news/47978-listen-to-a-new-lana-del-rey-song-ride/ | work = [[Pitchfork Media]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref> Because the description of the trailer lists the song "Cola" as "Pussy", it has led to speculation about the song being titled "Pussy" or having a subtitle of that name.<ref name=pussy>{{cite web| title = Lana Del Rey debuts new single 'Ride' | url = http://www.nme.com/news/lana-del-rey/66302 | work = [[NME]] | publisher = [[IPC Media]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref> Despite this interpretation, it has been reported that the song is called "Cola" with no alternate titles.<ref name=mtvparadise/><ref name=billboard2/> The official [[iTunes]] preorder does not acknowledge an alternate title.<ref name=itunes2>{{cite web| title = Born to Die - The Paradise Edition | url= http://itunes.apple.com/th/album/born-to-die-paradise-edition/id563964613 | work = [[iTunes Store]] | publisher = [[Apple Inc.]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref> Following "[[Ride (Lana Del Rey song)|Ride]]", "Cola" was confirmed to be the EP's second single and the album's seventh single, on 14 November 2012.<ref name=digicola>{{cite web|last=Corner|first=Lewis|title=Lana Del Rey confirms new single 'Cola' - listen|url=http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a438077/lana-del-rey-confirms-new-single-cola-listen.html?rss|work=Digital Spy|publisher=Hearst Magazines|accessdate=14 November 2012}}</ref> When asked about the origin of the lyrics, Del Rey said: "I have a Scottish boyfriend, and that's just what he says!" Defending the track, she said that her record label had reservations about releasing the track.<ref>{{cite web|last=Copsey|first=Robert|title=Lana Del Rey defends controversial 'p**sy Cola' lyric|url=http://www.digitalspy.com/music/news/a436692/lana-del-rey-defends-controversial-psy-cola-lyric.html|work=[[Digital Spy]]|publisher=[[Hearst Magazines]]|accessdate=8 November 2012}}</ref>
 
 
==Critical reception==
 
"Fresh" and "is-she-serious?" have been some of the reactions to the profane lyrics included on "Cola".<ref name=stuff>{{cite web|last=Rosen |first=Genevieve | title = Lana Del Rey releases afterthought | url = http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/7725851/Lana-Del-Rey-releases-afterthought |work= [[Stuff (magazine)|Stuff]] | publisher = [[Haymarket Publishing]] | accessdate = September 26, 2012}}</ref> ''[[Hindustan Times]]'' criticized the song snippet, saying it proved she was running out of ideas and that the song sounded strangely similar to the other album tracks.<ref>{{cite web|title = Lana Del Rey floats latest album sampler|url = http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Music/Lana-Del-Rey-floats-latest-album-sampler/Article1-935533.aspx|work= [[Hindustan Times]]|publisher= [[HT Media]]|accessdate= September 26, 2012}}</ref> Robert Copsey of [[Digital Spy]] noted that the [[Hook (music)|hooks]] on "Cola" were polished, but did not compromise Del Rey's irreverent image.<ref>{{cite web|last=Copsey|first=Robert|title=Lana Del Rey: 'Paradise' - EP review|url=http://www.digitalspy.com/music/albumreviews/a437881/lana-del-rey-paradise-ep-review.html?rss|work=Digital Spy|publisher=Hearst Magazines|accessdate=14 November 2012}}</ref> Noticing how the other tracks on ''Paradise'' sound rhythmically similar, [[Slant Magazine]] said: "Cola" is the opposite, pushing Del Rey's [[pop-art]] take on signifier-addled [[Femme fatale|femme fatality]] too far into the realm of cheekiness, but also shattering a persona that already exists inside a hall of mirrors."<ref name=slant>{{cite web|last=Cataldo|first=Jesse|title=Lana Del Rey Paradise|url=http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/lana-del-rey-paradise/2923|work=[[Slant Magazine]]|accessdate=18 November 2012}}</ref>
 
 
==Commercial performance==
 
The song first charted in Ireland, landing at number 99 before the single's official release date was even announced.<ref name=IRMA>{{cite web|title=Top 100 Singles - Week Ending 15th November 2012|url=http://www.irma.ie/aucharts.asp|work=[[Irish Singles Chart{{!}}IRMA]]|accessdate=22 November 2012}}</ref> The song debuted on the [[Official Charts Company|United Kingdom singles chart]] at number 120 on the week ending in 18 November 2012.<ref name=zobbel/> With the debut of ''Paradise'', various tracks on the EP charted on ''[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]''{{'}}s [[Top Rock Songs]] chart, among them was "Cola", ranking at 22 -- her highest performance on that chart to date. Just below "Cola" was "American" with 29 and "[[Ride (Lana Del Rey song)|Ride]]" with 30.<ref name=rocksongs>{{cite web|title=Lana Del Rey - Chart History - Rock Songs|url={{BillboardURLbyName|artist=lana del rey|chart=Rock Songs}}|work=[[Billboard (magazine)|Billboard]]|publisher=[[Prometheus Global Media]]|accessdate=24 November 2012}}</ref>
 
 
 
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Revision as of 01:32, April 5, 2013

Paradise EP
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rick Nowels
Length 4:20
From Plogo
Single(s) "Ride"
Promotional single(s) "Blue Velvet"
"Burning Desire"
Paradise track listing
"American" "Body Electric"
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