"Gecko" is a song by Dutch DJ and producer Oliver Heldens. It was released worldwide as a digital download on Beatport on 30 December 2013. It received a mainstream release as a digital download on 13 January 2014 in the Netherlands. The song has charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. It was written and produced by Oliver Heldens.
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Oliver Heldens released a second version of the song titled "Gecko (Overdrive)" featuring guest vocals from British singer Becky Hill. It was released as a digital download on 22 June 2014. It debuted at number one on both the UK Dance Chart and the UK Singles Chart. Notably, "Gecko (Overdrive)" is the last number one in the United Kingdom to be based on sales alone, as streaming became incorporated into the chart the following week. In 2014, "Gecko (Overdrive)" was featured in the soundtrack of the video game Forza Horizon 2.
A music video was created for the song containing gruesome imagery. The video begins with a man (acted as name: Doug Willen) who rushes home from work to surprise his wife (acted as name: Twila Ilgenfritz) for their wedding anniversary. He searches all over the house but can't seem to find her. He starts to meditate and a hand emerges from the anniversary cake. The woman jumps out and starts throwing her husband around the kitchen, dances sexually with him and kissing him aggressively before their daughter (acted as name: Michaela Annette) and her boyfriend (acted as name: Tim Allan) walk in on them. The four all have a very uncomfortable dinner, where the man and woman begin to act sexually again. The daughter and her boyfriend go upstairs, where the boy sees the woman has got tentacles. He and the daughter go into her room and uncomfortably kiss. While the man and woman use their tentacles and drip red and blue goo on each other, the daughter gets a pink tentacle and pulls her boyfriend into a kiss. The video ends with the man driving the boyfriend home.
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||"Gecko (Overdrive)" (Radio Edit)
||"Gecko (Overdrive)" (Extended Edit)
||"Gecko (Overdrive)" (Jack Beats Remix)
||"Gecko (Overdrive)" (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)
||"Gecko (Overdrive)" (DJ S.K.T Remix)