A Shot in the Arm

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"A Shot in the Arm"
Single by Wilco
from the album Summerteeth
Released June 28, 1999
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 14 min 00 s
Label Reprise
Producer(s) Wilco
Wilco singles chronology
"Can't Stand It"
"A Shot in the Arm"
"War on War"

"A Shot in the Arm" is a 1999 single by the American band Wilco from their album Summerteeth. The phrase "a shot in the arm" means "a stimulus"; originally this meant a stimulus from the injection of narcotic or medicinal drugs (a "shot" is US slang for an injection).

Track listing[edit]

Version one[edit]

  1. A Shot in the Arm (3:55)
  2. Via Chicago (demo version) (5:27)
  3. She's a Jar (demo version) (4:38)

Version two[edit]

  1. A Shot in the Arm (3:55)
  2. ELT (King-Size Demo Version) (3:37)
  3. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston Cover) (3:51)


  • Jeff Tweedy - vocals, acoustic and 12-string guitars, synthesizers
  • Jay Benett - lap steel guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, drums
  • John Stiratt - bass guitar
  • Ken Coomer - timpani