Barbarella (song)

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For the song "Barbarella" by Alisha's Attic, see Illumina (Alisha's Attic album).
Single by Scott Weiland
from the album 12 Bar Blues
Released 1998
Format CD
Recorded Scott's house, Foxy Dead Girl, Royaltone, Oceanway, The Village, and Master Control
Genre Alternative rock
Length 6:39
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Scott Weiland
Tony Castaneda
Producer(s) Tracy Chisholm
Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland singles chronology
"Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down
"Learning to Drive"
12 Bar Blues track listing
"Desperation #5"
(Track 1)
(Track 2)
"About Nothing"
(Track 3)

"Barbarella" is the only official single released from Scott Weiland's 1998 debut album 12 Bar Blues. The song is titled after the sci-fi film Barbarella, while the lyrics of the song pay homage to several science fiction television shows and movies.

Music video[edit]

The song's music video used themes from the David Bowie film The Man Who Fell to Earth.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

The song charted on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and remained there for three weeks, peaking at number 36.[2]

Chart Peak
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 36 [3]


  • Tony Castaneda - Guitar
  • Tracy Chisholm - Producer
  • Peter DiStefano - Guitar, Ethereal Guitar, Bass
  • Mark Howard - Mixing
  • Victor Indrizzo - Hi-hat Cymbal
  • Daniel Lanois - Guitar, Producer, Mixing
  • Martyn LeNoble - Bass
  • Holly Reiger - Guitar
  • Michael Weiland - Acoustic Drum Loop
  • Scott Weiland - Vocals, Human Beatbox, Piano, Synthesizer, Percussion, Additional Guitars, Producer


  1. ^ A Walk On The Weiland Side
  2. ^ chart history, cited September 20, 2008
  3. ^ " - Artist Chart History - Scott Weiland". Nielsen Company, Billboard. Retrieved 2008-09-20.