Go (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Go” is the first single released by The Chemical Brothers featuring uncredited vocals from Q-Tip from the album Born in the Echoes.[1] The song was used at Google’s I/O Keynote in 2015, the gameplay trailer for Need For Speed, Sony’s press conference at E3 2015 and Sony’s PlayStation 4 commercial. The 2015 and 2016 commercials for Cedar Point also used the song. The single was announced on 23 April 2015 on Facebook and released on 4 May 2015.

The song received a nomination for Best Dance Recording at the 58th Grammy Awards.[2]

Horse Power (song)

“Horse Power” is the fourth single by British electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers from their seventh studio album Further (2010). “Horse Power” was a promotional single only, with its radio edit clocking in at 2:56.

The single cover uses the “horse” taken from the music video, also used for The Chemical Brothers covermount album. It was released to Australian alternative radio on 7 February 2011.[1]

The music video is taken from the Further music video film, used to accompany the Further album.

“Horse Power” (radio edit) – 2:56

Another World (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Another World” is a song by The Chemical Brothers, and the third song and second single from Further, their seventh studio album released 14 June 2010. It lasts 5:40 but there is a shorter version featured on the single, video, and radio. The single was released on 18 August 2010 in the UK. The duo talked to Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music about the song.[1]

The music video is first featured in the Adam Smith/Marcus Lyal film Further, which is the second disc of the CD+DVD version of the Further album. The video is simply taken from that film the original part which featured “Another World” (17:04–22:44 in the original film).

Swoon (song)

“Swoon” is a song by The Chemical Brothers, released as the first official single from their 2010 album Further.[3] The song was played on a few occasions by The Chemical Brothers prior to its release in their DJ sets.[4] On 6 May 2010 an official video of the radio edit was put up on Parlophone YouTube page to promote the single.[5] The radio edit of Swoon was released as a digital download on iTunes on 9 May 2010. The song entered at #100 in the UK Singles Chart, the lowest chart position the band has had to date, until it re-entered the charts shortly after at #88 and again at #85. Before the song appeared on Further, it appeared on a free CD which came in The Times newspaper; on 16 May 2010. The untitled CD is often called simply The Chemical Brothers. Only the radio edit, however, was featured.

The Boys Noize remix of “Swoon” featured on the soundtrack of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.

Escape Velocity (song)

“Escape Velocity” is a song by The Chemical Brothers, released as a white label promotional single from their 2010 album Further.[1] The version that appears on the single is different from that found on the album, in that it features no transition out of “Snow” or into “Another World.”

The song was broadcast in part on Pete Tong’s radio show on BBC Radio 1. It was also played before its release in a Chemical Brothers DJ set at Coachella 2009, along with “Don’t Think,” which was ultimately released as a bonus track on the iTunes edition of Further. It was also used in the videogame Gran Turismo 5.

Midnight Madness (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Midnight Madness” is a single by The Chemical Brothers, taken from their album Brotherhood. It was released on 3 August 2008 as a digital download in the UK, followed by a release in the US on 19 August 2008.

The song is a shorter version of “Electronic Battle Weapon 10”, which was released shortly before.

It is featured in the sports game Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 and in the racing game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

The Salmon Dance

“The Salmon Dance” is a song by the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the seventh track on their 2007 studio album We Are the Night. It features vocals by Fatlip and was released as the second single from the album on 10 September 2007.[1]

The video, directed by Dom & Nic, features a boy (played by British actor Rory Jennings[2]) looking at his fish tank, which is home to Fatlip the Piranha, his friend “Sammy the Salmon” (actually a squirrel fish), Puffa the beatboxing Pufferfish, a lionfish, and various other tropical fish such as seahorses, butterflyfish, angelfish and tangs.[citation needed] It is featured in Season 3, Episode 3 “The Black Clock of Time” of Bored to Death.

The single has reached number ten on the New Zealand RIANZ singles chart, mainly due to downloads and airplay.[citation needed] Its video was also nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award in 2007.

Do It Again (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Do It Again” is a song by the British electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the fifth track on their 2007 studio album We Are the Night. The song also featured Ali Love, and was released as the first single from that album in early June 2007. It reached its highest chart position in Italy, where it hit #2. It also made it into the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #12. It was released as a digital download on the iTunes Store on 15 May 2007. The music video for the song was directed by Michael Haussman and was set in rural Morocco. The song was nominated at the 50th Grammy Awards for “Best Dance Recording” but lost out to Justin Timberlake’s “LoveStoned / I Think That She Knows”.

Early versions of the song featured a sample of the song “On a Journey” by Elektrik Funk (the line “I sing the funk electric”). At last minute, it was dropped and replaced by “Let’s turn this thing electric”.

The song contains many similarities, including the same spoken-word phrase “Do it again,” to the 1998 dance track called “Do It Again” by DJ duo Razor & Guido.[1]

The song was used in Paco Rabanne’s “One Million” video advertisement.

Believe (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Believe” was the second single from The Chemical Brothers 2005 studio album Push the Button. The single was released in early May 2005 and peaked at #18 in the UK Singles Chart. Kele Okereke, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the indie rock band Bloc Party is featured on vocals. A remix of the song was featured in the 2005 snowboarding video “Flavor Country” by Sandbox.[3]

John Bush from AllMusic described: “[The song] agonizing over an energized electroshock production composed of equal parts Prince and Chicago acid house.”[1]

The Boxer (The Chemical Brothers song)

“The Boxer” is a song recorded by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers for their fifth studio album Push the Button (2005). It was served as the album’s third single in the United Kingdom and Europe, released by Virgin Records and Freestyle Dust, and as the second single in the United States via Astralwerks. The song is a psychedelic pop track which features The Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess on vocals and as a co-writer. This is the second collaboration of Burgess and the duo, following “Life is Sweet”, which was released 10 years earlier. They performed the track together at the BBC Radio 2 Electric Proms in 2007.

The song received mixed reviews from music critics who, while praising its production, criticized Burgess’ vocals. It was the first single by The Chemical Brothers not to peak in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart, only reaching 41. It charted in Spain, Ireland and the US Dance Singles Sales chart.

The song’s music video was directed by director duo Ne-o and shot in 16 mm film in various places in Budapest, Hungary. The visual, which features a basketball bouncing around the streets with its owner running to catch it, drew comparisons with the 1956 short film The Red Balloon. Another visual, created by director Adam Smith for an alternate version of the song, was donated to Good for Nothing’s 50/50 Make or Break in 2011. The track also received a remix from DFA, whose version received much acclaim from critics.

Galvanize (song)

“Galvanize” is a song by British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and the first single released from their 2005 album Push the Button. It peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

It was the highest charting single in their native United Kingdom by The Chemical Brothers since “Hey Boy Hey Girl”, which had also reached No. 3 in 1999. In Spain, it reached No. 1 and it held the top spot for two weeks. In Australia, the song was ranked No. 65 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2004.[3]

Get Yourself High

“Get Yourself High” is a 2003 single by The Chemical Brothers. It features Canadian rapper k-os and appeared as a bonus track on their collection Singles 93–03. A music video directed by Joseph Kahn, featuring a digitally enhanced version of an old martial arts film called 2 Champions of Shaolin accompanied this song.[1][2] The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, but lost to Toxic by Britney Spears.

The Golden Path (song)

“The Golden Path” is a single by The Chemical Brothers, featuring The Flaming Lips, taken from the Chemical Brothers’ Singles 93–03 album.

The lead vocals were performed by Wayne Coyne with Steven Drozd performing backing vocals.[1]

The video, directed by Chris Milk, involves a man (Fran Kranz) in a depressing grey office environment, dreaming of a more colorful world full of joy and dancing in the sunshine.

The Chemical Brothers make a brief cameo appearance as Siamese twins commemorated on a wall of “employee of the month” plaques.

Come with Us/The Test

“Come with Us”/”The Test” is a double A-side single from The Chemical Brothers’ 2002 album Come with Us. The vocals in “The Test” are performed by Richard Ashcroft.

The spoken-word intro from “Come With Us” is sampled from “The Evidence” by Evidence.[1] “The Test” contains a sample from “Pielgrzym” by Polish singer Czesław Niemen, first released in 1972.

In Japan, the two songs were swapped in the single title, making the single’s title “The Test/Come with Us”.

Star Guitar

“Star Guitar” is the second single from The Chemical Brothers 2002 studio album Come with Us. The song reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart, number two on the American dance chart and number one in the UK Dance Chart.[2] The song was greeted with praise from critics.

“Star Guitar” is 127 beats per minute and in the key of F major.

The song contains a four measure-long acoustic guitar sample from the beginning of the David Bowie song, “Starman,”[citation needed] hence the name, “Star Guitar.” This sample is repeated throughout the majority of the track, with various musical elements playing off of it as a main theme. The song also contains an electronic sample of “Fly to Venus” by Electronic System.

It Began in Afrika

“It Began in Afrika” is a song by British electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as the first single from their fourth album Come with Us on 10 September 2001. Originally named “Electronic Battle Weapon 5” and released for DJs as a white label in June 2001, “It Began in Afrika” became a hit in clubs and was renamed for its official release. The song contains vocal samples from the track “Drumbeat” by American musician Jim Ingram.

The official release of the song came four months before Come with Us. The song received positive reviews from critics, and reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. Despite this, the song does not feature on either of the standard versions of their singles compilations Singles 93–03 or Brotherhood, although the latter featured the original white label version on its bonus disc.

Let Forever Be

“Let Forever Be” is a song by English big beat band The Chemical Brothers, released as the second single from their third album Surrender. It contains the vocals of Noel Gallagher of Oasis, who also co-wrote the song.

Both the track’s B-sides sample tracks from Surrender: “The Diamond Sky” samples the track “Surrender”, and “Studio K” samples “The Sunshine Underground”.

“Let Forever Be” was The Chemical Brothers’ fourth top ten single in the UK, peaking at number 9 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] The song was also one of their biggest hits in the United States, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1]

Out of Control (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Out of Control” is a song by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers, released as the third single from their third album, Surrender. The song’s vocals and guitar were performed by Bernard Sumner from New Order with backing vocals were done by Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream. The bassline is heavily inspired by “She Has a Way” by Bobby Orlando.[citation needed]

The song was used in the trailer for the 2011 film Limitless.[1] It was also used on The O.C. episode “The Escape” in 2003.


Music:Response is the sixth Chemical Brothers extended play. The song contains a sample of “Make It Hot” by Nicole Wray featuring Missy Elliott. “The Gentleman Thief Remix” was made by Justin Robertson. This EP was not eligible for the UK Charts because it had five songs instead of three songs, which is required for qualification. The American EP was met with critical response by Robert Christgau, who gave it a score of “neither” ((neither)). [2]

In France, the song was released as a double A-side with “Asleep From Day”

The song was used heavily throughout the series 3 episode of V.I.P., A.I. Highrise, with special mention made by Pamela Anderson during the closing credits.

The song “Piku Playground [Live]” was originally released in 1998 on the MTV’s Amp 2 compilation.[1] The song “Freak Of The Week” was previously released in June 1998 as “Electronic Battle Weapon 4”.[2]

Hey Boy Hey Girl

“Hey Boy Hey Girl” is a song by British big beat duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as a single from their 1999 album Surrender. The vocal sample “Hey girls, B-boys, superstar DJs, here we go!” was taken from “The Roof Is on Fire” by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three.

It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart in June 1999 and remained on the chart for ten weeks.[citation needed] The song dates back to 1997 when it was in the Radio 1 Anti-Nazi Mix. The song is also a track in the dancing video game Just Dance 3 and also featured in the 2012 video game Lumines Electronic Symphony.

The Private Psychedelic Reel

“The Private Psychedelic Reel” is a song by The Chemical Brothers. It was the closing track of their second album Dig Your Own Hole and was released as a numbered limited edition single.[1] The B-side was a live version of “Setting Sun” recorded at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, Flevoland, The Netherlands.

The limited edition single included a sticker and a poster of The Chemical Brothers cover artwork released to date. These gifts rendered the single ineligible for the UK singles charts.[citation needed] An un-numbered edition without extras was also released.[2]

The NME rated the track as the 25th best song of 1997. In 1999, music critic Tom Ewing ranked it at number 21 in his list of the “Top 100 Singles of the 90s”.[3]

The song was featured in the 2010 miniseries Wonders of the Solar System and in an episode of The Real Hustle.


“Elektrobank” is a song by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as a single from their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, on September 1997. It peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] Spike Jonze directed the music video, which depicted a mixed artistic gymnastics / rhythmic gymnastics competition with his future wife Sofia Coppola as one of the competitors. It has been called “arguably Jonze’s greatest music video”.[2] Vocals were performed by Keith Murray; the bass line is performed by Ali Friend.[citation needed] Despite reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart, the single does not feature on either of the duo’s singles compilations, Singles 93–03 and Brotherhood.

Only 4 the K People

“Only 4 the K People” is a bilingual (English and Italian) paperback single from The Chemical Brothers. The book features a discography, black-and-white photos, and a single titled “Terminal Tower”. “Terminal Tower” is actually “Prescription Beats” from The Chemical Brothers’ “Block Rockin’ Beats” single, titled differently. The single is both a single and an EP.

The front cover shows a man skiing. The Loops of Fury EP of three years before also featured a man skiing on the front cover.

Block Rockin’ Beats

“Block Rockin’ Beats” is a song by British big beat duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as the second single from their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, in March 1997. The single topped the UK Singles Chart,[1] and peaked at number forty on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States.[2] It also received a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance[2]

There are two different edits of “Block Rockin’ Beats” available; one is the version found on Dig Your Own Hole, which has an intro, and the other version begins with the bassline. The B-side “Morning Lemon” is also available on the second disc of the limited edition Singles 93–03.

It was used in the 2003 Ongoing History of New Music episode “Alt-Rock’s Greatest Instrumentals”.[citation needed] Also it is a soundtrack in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Upon its inclusion on Now 36, released on the same day as the single, it became only one in a few songs to be included on a Now album before it had reached the UK Singles Chart, with its booklet lineup correctly anticipating it as a number one single.

Where Do I Begin (song)

“Where Do I Begin” is a song by English big beat musical duo The Chemical Brothers, released as a promotional single in 1997 from their second album, Dig Your Own Hole. As a promo release, copies are difficult to get hold of.[citation needed] The version appearing on the single is the radio edit and is shorter than the version on the album. Beth Orton sings the vocals on the song.

It was featured in the Cameron Crowe film Vanilla Sky (2001) and was included on the released original soundtrack. The song was also featured in the film Monster (2003) starring Charlize Theron, as well as in the 2003 season three finale of the Showtime television series Queer as Folk during a scene in which the character Ted checks himself into rehab.[citation needed] The song was featured again in the film Accepted (2006) starring Justin Long.[citation needed] Also, the song is featured in the official FIFA 11 soundtrack.[citation needed]

Loops of Fury

Loops of Fury is an extended play (EP) by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers, released in 1996. It reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, but only stayed in the top 75 for one week.[3]

The title track exemplifies the squelching synth lines and hard-hitting drums that became The Chemical Brothers’ sound of the late 1990s, and would be the blueprint of their tracks for years to come. It was used in the PlayStation game Wipeout 2097 and appeared on the accompanying soundtrack. It was also included on the bonus disc of Singles 93–03, and as a B-side to the Japanese edition of “Setting Sun”. Because the song segues into the next track on the EP, and fades out on various artist compilation albums, the ending is different on Singles 93–03, ending at the sound of a vinyl scratching at the end without the segue into the following track.

“Get Up on It Like This” was included in a reworked form on the subsequent album, Dig Your Own Hole.

Life Is Sweet (song)

“Life Is Sweet” is a song by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers, released as the second and final single from their debut album, Exit Planet Dust. It features Tim Burgess from The Charlatans on vocals. It reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The music video for the song shows The Chemical Brothers playing the song and controlling five people: a couple, two children, and possibly Tim Burgess, the lead singer of the song. During the music video, The Chemical Brothers realize that some of their equipment is breaking, and Tom tries to fix it.

Leave Home (The Chemical Brothers song)

“Leave Home” is a song by English big beat duo the Chemical Brothers. It was the first single released from their debut album Exit Planet Dust in 1995. It reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song contains a short sample from the Kraftwerk song “Ohm Sweet Ohm”.[2] It was used in the soundtracks to the video games SSX 3 and Wipeout 2097, and is also featured in the video game DJ Hero 2.[3] The song was featured in the 2000 movies Gone in 60 Seconds[4] and High Fidelity,[5] as well as the 1997 film Dangerous Ground, the 1998 film The Acid House, the 1999 film Any Given Sunday and in episodes of The Real Hustle.

The song originally appeared on the duo’s first mix album, NME Xmas Dust Up, which was produced for the NME and covermount into their Christmas 1994 issue. This was when the duo were still known as the Dust Brothers.

The recurring lyric “the brother’s gonna work it out” later led to the name of their 1998 mix album of the same name.

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