“Who Knows Who” is a collaboration song by English alternative rock band Muse and English hip hop artist Mike Skinner. Not originally intended for official release, an early version of the song leaked onto several Muse internet forums in August 2008. The song was officially released as the B-side to the 7″ vinyl edition of the single “Uprising” on 7 September 2009. The lyrics were written by Skinner and the music was written by Muse’s Matthew Bellamy.
“Uprising” is a song by the English rock band Muse. It was released as the lead single from the band’s fifth studio album, The Resistance, on 7 September 2009. The song was written by band member Matthew Bellamy, produced by the band themselves, and mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent. “Uprising” had a very positive commercial performance, peaking within the top ten in seven countries. It was certified silver in the United Kingdom, gold in four countries, platinum in two countries, and double-platinum in the United States making it Muse’s best selling single.
“Uno” is a song by English alternative rock band Muse. It was released as the lead single from the band’s 1999 debut studio album Showbiz.
It was well received by critics, but only reached number 73 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song originally featured on Muse’s second EP Muscle Museum EP. During recording, the amp used for the guitar blew up. This also happened with other songs while recording Showbiz.
“United States of Eurasia” is a song by English alternative rock band Muse and is featured on their fifth studio album The Resistance. The song was made available as a free digital download online on 21 July 2009 and is followed by an instrumental solo entitled “Collateral Damage”, based on Nocturne In E-Flat Major, Op.9 No.2 by Frédéric Chopin.
“United States of Eurasia” was the first song title to be confirmed as on The Resistance, after fans worked it out from a photograph of its sheet music uploaded on the band’s Twitter profile. On 3 July 2009, the album’s track listing was revealed, with “United States…” positioned fourth between “Undisclosed Desires” and “Guiding Light”.
In a pre-release interview featured in the August edition of music magazine Mojo, vocalist and guitarist Matthew Bellamy reveals the song to be inspired by “a book called The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski,” explaining that “Brzezinski has the viewpoint that the Eurasian landmass, ie Europe, Asia and the Middle East, needs to be controlled by America to secure the oil supply.” Bellamy goes on to suggest that the song is also influenced by George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, in which Eurasia is one of Earth’s three super-states.
“Unintended” is a song by English alternative rock band Muse, released as the fifth and final single from their 1999 debut album, Showbiz.
The lyrics tell the story of a person coming out of depression because they have recently found happiness from love, and they now wish to see their life through to the end.
The music video features many lovers ‘blending’ around each other as Matthew Bellamy and the band sit around. The blending effect is achieved using the slit-scan technique.
The song was released on 5 June 2000 on 7″ vinyl – backed with a live version of “Sober” – double CD – backed with “Recess”, a live acoustic version of “Falling Down”, “Nishe” and a live acoustic version of “Hate This & I’ll Love You” – and cassette – backed with “Recess”. It reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart – an improvement of two positions on “Sunburn” and the highest of all the singles from the album.
“Undisclosed Desires” (also known as “Undisclosed”) is a song by English rock band Muse. It was released as the second single from their fifth studio album, The Resistance, on 16 November 2009. The song was written by lead vocalist Matthew Bellamy, who has described the song as “quite a personal song about me and my girlfriend.” The song peaked at number 49 on the UK Singles Chart. It has also achieved large success in Australia where it as since been certified Platinum and is Muse’s highest charting single in that country.
“Time Is Running Out” is a song by the English alternative rock band Muse. It is the third track on their third studio album, Absolution. The song was released as the lead single from the album on 8 September 2003 in the United Kingdom and other countries. It was also the band’s first Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number eight, besting the number eleven peak of “Plug In Baby”.
The single was also later released in the United States on 6 April 2004. It proved to be the band’s breakthrough hit on alternative rock radio in the country – hitting number nine on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
“The 2nd Law: Unsustainable” is a song by English rock band Muse released on their 2012 album The 2nd Law. The song’s music video was made downloadable on 9 August 2012, but only after buying the Deluxe Box Set of the album on the band’s official site. The song appears to feature in a trailer for The 2nd Law, released on 6 June 2012, making it the first song released from The 2nd Law. Despite assumptions, due to it being the first sampling from the album, the song was never released as a single for the album.
“Survival” is a song by the English rock band Muse. The track is the first single from the band’s sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. It was announced on 27 June that “Survival” would serve as the official song for the London 2012 Olympics and was released following its premiere on BBC Radio 1.
In 2011, Matthew Bellamy was asked to compose a song for the London 2012 Olympics. According to him, the project then “went away,” though a song was written regardless. Bellamy and his fellow band members brought the song to Olympic staff, who “said they’d love to use it as the official tune.” The track, Bellamy noted, “expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.”
“Survival” was played as the athletes entered the stadium and in the period before medal ceremonies; international broadcasters played it while reporting on the Games. In addition, the song was featured on the album London 2012 Rock The Games. The song was also premièred live during Muse’s live set for the London 2012 closing ceremony. However NBC, the channel that broadcasts the Olympics in the USA, did not broadcast their set.
“Survival” premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 27 June 2012. It is the first single from the band’s 2012 album The 2nd Law, which was released in October. The official music video was released on 4 July 2012. It features a montage of past Olympic events, including both celebratory and disappointing experiences for certain athletes.
“Supremacy” is a song by English rock band Muse. It was released on 20 February 2013 as the fourth single from their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. “Supremacy” peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart.
According to frontman Matthew Bellamy, “Supremacy” sees the band going to “absurd levels”, while according to the French magazine Jeuxactu the song has elements of “Kashmir” from Led Zeppelin in its guitar riff and orchestration. The track has been compared to many James Bond theme songs. Drummer Dominic Howard commented on the comparisons, stating “It’s got a little bit of a Bond vibe – it all goes a bit crazy Live and Let Die in the middle.”
The song was first announced as the next single after “Follow Me”, with a released date programmed for February 25, 2013. However, the song itself was not released with the album version, but with a live version, featuring a full orchestra and choir taken from the 2013 BRIT Awards performance on February 20, 2013, was released instead on iTunes the same night.