Astronaut (song)

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"Astronaut"
Single by Simple Plan
from the album Get Your Heart On!
Released September 19, 2011
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2011
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:41
Label Lava / Atlantic
Writer(s) Pierre Bouvier, Charles Comeau, Julian Emery, Jim Irvin
Producer(s) Simple Plan
Simple Plan singles chronology
"Jet Lag"
(2011)
"Astronanut"
(2011)
"Summer Paradise"
(2011)

"Astronaut" is the third single that was taken from Simple Plan's fourth studio album, Get Your Heart On!. In December 2012, the song was played in orbit in space by astronaut Chris Hadfield.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mark Staubach and premiered on 19 September 2011. It was filmed in the desert of California. The clip opens with a message that read, "Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe" and continues to show a lone man exploring an empty space. He keeps looking around and around for something, or rather someone, to fill a void in his heart. The female lead for the clip is Caitlin O'Connor, a model/actress, who has previously played in music videos for Michael Bublé and New Found Glory.

The song was nominated in the category Best International Video by a Canadian band to 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards.[2]

In the video, the man is seen with a name tag that says P. Cunningham. The same name was used for the drunk driver in the music video for "Untitled."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Astronaut" - 3:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011/2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simple Plan Help Launch An Astronaut Into Space. Simpleplan official. Retrieved August 30, 2012
  2. ^ MMVA 2012 Nominees. MuchMusic. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Simple Plan – Astronaut" (in Dutch). Ultratip.

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