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  1. Shivers

    Shivers is a song by the Australian post-punk band the Boys Next Door, who would later become the Birthday Party. It is the tenth and final track from the band's debut studio album Door, Door, released in 1979 on Mushroom Records. It was released as the album's only single in May 1979, backed with the B-side "Dive Position". Written by guitarist Rowland S Howard at age 16, "Shivers" is a post-punk and new wave ballad featuring ironic lyrics regarding teenage relationships and suicide. Originally intended as humorous by Howard, he felt later it had been misinterpreted due to frontman Nick Caves vocal delivery on the Boys Next Door version. Despite later distancing himself from the song, "Shivers" remained Howard's most requested song during his lifetime and was met with critical acclaim. It has since been cited as one of the most popular cult hits in Australian music. Several versions of "Shivers" have been released—including demo and solo recordings by Howard—and it has been covered by a variety of artists, including Marie Hoy, Laura Jane Grace, the Screaming Jets, Courtney Barnett and Divine Fits.


  1. Shivers

    Shivers is a single-player horror-themed PC adventure game, released on CD-ROM by Sierra On-line on September 30, 1995. It was developed with Sierra's Creative Interpreter.

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    Song lyrics by shivers -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by shivers on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shivers is ranked #5052 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shivers surname appeared 6,939 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Shivers.

    49.7% or 3,453 total occurrences were White.
    45% or 3,129 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 161 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 140 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 31 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shivers in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shivers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shivers in a Sentence

  1. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    As desires dance with dreams, as intentions dance with glances, as shivers dance with breaths, so does every pulse dance when movements flirt with feet

  2. Jeff Bartlett:

    It gives me shivers to think of people in this economic climate, thinking, ‘Oh, well, I was just going buy a $30,000 car but, hey, I guess $50,000 is average, so why not?

  3. Marion Howard:

    Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.

  4. Alistair McLean:

    Sometimes, the dogs start howling when the aurora appears here, it's so primeval, it sends shivers down your spine.

  5. Bob Barnes:

    When you’re in Selma and then you realize where the march started — you get the shivers, you look around and you literally feel the history.

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