Deeper Underground

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"Deeper Underground"
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Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Godzilla: The Album and Synkronized
B-side "Deeper Underground" remixes
Released 13 July 1998 (1998-07-13)
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre Funk rock
Length 3:33 (Radio edit)
4:44 (Album version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"High Times"
(1997)
"Deeper Underground"
(1998)
"Canned Heat"
(1999)

"High Times"
(1997)
"Deeper Underground"
(1998)
"Canned Heat"
(1999)

"Deeper Underground" is a single by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai that appeared on the soundtrack to the 1998 film, Godzilla. The song was also included as a bonus track on the group's fourth studio album, Synkronized, as well as on the special edition of the group's fifth album, A Funk Odyssey.

The song became a hit in several countries, finding the most success in the band's native United Kingdom, and becoming the group's first and only single to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart,[1] the track replaced Another Level's ‘Freak Me’ at the top, and spent a week there before being knocked off by the Spice Girls' Viva Forever. To date, Deeper Underground has sold 339,100 copies. [2]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1
  1. "Deeper Underground (Radio Edit)" – 3:33
  2. "Deeper Underground (The Metro Mix)" – 6:59
  3. "Deeper Underground (Instrumental)" – 4:44
UK CD2
  1. "Deeper Underground" – 4:44
  2. "Deeper Underground (The Ummah Mix)" – 5:01
  3. "Deeper Underground (S-Man Meets Da Northface Killa Dub)" – 9:02
UK 12"
  1. "Deeper Underground (S-Man Emerged From The Deep Mix)" – 8:03
  2. "Deeper Underground (The Metro Mix)" – 6:59
  3. "Deeper Underground (S-Man Meets Da Northface Killa Dub)" – 9:02
  4. "Deeper Underground (S-Man Acappella)" – 1:20
2006 iTunes EP Remixes
  1. "Deeper Underground (Paul Jackson's Version Excursion)" – 6:38
  2. "Deeper Underground (Paul Jackson Dub)" – 6:38

Music video[edit]

Directed by Mike Lipscombe, the music video was used as a promotional tool for the 1998 film, Godzilla. Partly shot on location at Grays' State Theatre, it depicts a 3D film theatre in which the movie is being shown. However, as the screen shows Godzilla walking on the ocean floor, one of its feet breaks the screen and water floods into the theatre as if the screen were made of glass and everything behind it were real, the theatre turns into chaos as the audience tries to get out alive, in the midst of which Jay Kay appears and dances on top of the seats. Several other things go through the screen, including a helicopter and a taxi, at the end of the video, the camera pans out and it emerges that this entire flood was itself being watched by a different cinema audience on another screen.

Another version of the video replaces Godzilla with a man in the movie who smashes an aquarium, causing the theatre to flood, the rest of the video is completely identical.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 623. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/jamiroquais-official-top-10-biggest-singles-revealed__18595/
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
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  7. ^ "Jamiroquai: Deeper Underground" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
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  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  10. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Deeper Underground". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  11. ^ a b "I singoli più venduti del 1998". Hit Parade Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  12. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 42, 1998" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  19. ^ "Jamiroquai Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 June 2018.

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