Go (The Chemical Brothers song)

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"Go"
The Chemical Brothers - Go single cover.jpg
Single by The Chemical Brothers
from the album Born in the Echoes
Released 4 May 2015 (2015-05-04)
Genre
Length 4:20
Label Virgin EMI
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers singles chronology
"Sometimes I Feel So Deserted"
(2015)
"Go"
(2015)
"Under Neon Lights"
(2015)
"Sometimes I Feel So Deserted"
(2015)
"Go"
(2015)
"Under Neon Lights"
(2015)

"Go" is the first single from The Chemical Brothers album Born in the Echoes.[1] The song features uncredited vocals from Q-Tip.

The song has achieved considerable success in advertising, particularly in the United States; in 2015, the song was used at Google's I/O Keynote, the gameplay trailer (and in-game soundtrack) for Need For Speed, Sony's press conference at E3 2015, and Sony's PlayStation 4 ad campaigns in Europe and the United States that continued into 2016. From 2015 through 2017, commercials for Cedar Point used the song, the Song Appears in The 2017 Film Baywatch and was also used in the US in both a commercial for the 2018 GMC Terrain and one for Smith & Nephew Verilast hip and knee replacements.

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]

As of September 2017 the single was certified Silver by British Phonographic Industry. [3] [4]

Australian rock band Jebediah covered the song in June 2015.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was posted on the band's YouTube page on 4 May 2015, it was directed by Michel Gondry.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 56
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 56
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 24
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 4
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 14
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 50
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 76
Italy (FIMI)[11] 48
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[12] 35
Mexico (Mexico Ingles Airplay)[13] 13
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 73
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 46
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[16] 11

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[17] Gold 25,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Silver 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[19] 5 May 2015 Digital download Virgin EMI
United States[20] 7 July 2015 EDM radio stations

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Official Store". thechemicalbrothers. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ https://www.bpi.co.uk/bpi-awards/
  4. ^ https://i.imgur.com/HZ1B49i.png
  5. ^ "The Chemical Brothers - Go". 
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (16 May 2015). "ARIA Singles: Wiz Khalifa Charlie Puth See You Again No 1 For 6 Weeks". Noise11. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Chemical Brothers – Go" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – The Chemical Brothers – Go" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – The Chemical Brothers – Go" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 2015". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Go". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  12. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Chart Search | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Go". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Italian single certifications – The Chemical Brothers – Go" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "British single certifications – The Chemical Brothers – Go". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 February 2018.  Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Go in the search field and then press Enter.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Dance/EDM Future Releases - Dance, EDM, Release Schedule and Street Dates - AllAccess.com". All Access.