Astounded" is a song by Canadian musical collective Bran Van 3000. It was released in May 2001 as the lead single from their second studio album, . The song features vocals from the late American artist Discosis Curtis Mayfield. The song was very successful in Canada, receiving heavy airplay on Muchmusic and reaching number 3 on Canada's Singles Chart. The song is featured on the Canadian compilation album [1 ] as well as the soundtrack of the Now! 6 EA Sports video game, . The song was ranked #19 on FIFA Street 2 list of MuchMore's Top 50 Dance Songs.
The song contains interpolations from Mayfield's song "
Move On Up". The song also contains a sample and an interpolated melody of The Doobie Brothers "Rockin' Down The Highway".
Track listing [ edit ]
Astounded (Long Radio Edit) - 3:56
Astounded (Album Version) - 5:58
MJ Cole Radio Edit) - 3:49 Astounded (
Eric Kupper Radio Mix) - 3:50
Background [ edit ]
Bran Van 3000 member James Di Salvio approached Curtis Mayfield with the idea of collaborating months before his death in 1999. Mayfield was too ill to contribute a vocal, but gave Di Salvio permission to pull through his archives, where he discovered an unused vocal Mayfield recorded in the 1980s. With Mayfield's permission, that vocal was incorporated into "Astounded."
Music video [ edit ]
The music video was directed by Paul Street and premiered in May 2001. The entire video focuses on a couple
french kissing and features shots of Montreal with the Olympic Stadium in the background.
The song Astounded was turned in a video and contains a cameo by Benicio Del Toro.
Chart performance [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "Bran Van 3000 - Billboard Singles". allmusic . Retrieved . 2010-05-14
^ "Bran Van new album due in May" . Retrieved . August 26, 2013
^ " Austriancharts.at – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield – Astounded" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
^ " Ultratop.be – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield – Astounded" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
^ " Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield: Astounded" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
^ " Chartverfulgong > Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield > Astounded – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
^ " Italiancharts.com – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield – Astounded". Top Digital Download.
^ " Nederlandse Top 40 – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
^ " Archive Chart: 2001-06-16". Scottish Singles Top 40.
^ " Swedishcharts.com – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield – Astounded". Singles Top 60.
^ " Swisscharts.com – Bran Van 3000 feat. Curtis Mayfield – Astounded". Swiss Singles Chart.
^ " Archive Chart: 2001-06-16" UK Singles Chart.
External links [ edit ]