Be There (Unkle song)

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"Be There"
Single by Unkle featuring Ian Brown
from the album Psyence Fiction
B-side "The Knock (On Effect)"
Released February 1999 (1999-02)
Format 12", CD single
Recorded 1998
London, England
Genre Electronic, trip-hop
Length 5:15
Label Mo' Wax, A&M
Writer(s) Josh Davis, Ian Brown
Producer(s) DJ Shadow
Unkle singles chronology
"Rabbit in Your Headlights"
"Be There"
"Narco Tourists"
Ian Brown singles chronology
"Can't See Me"
"Be There"
"Love Like a Fountain"

"Be There" is a song by British electronic group Unkle. It was produced by Unkle member DJ Shadow and written by him along with British musician Ian Brown, who is also featured on the song on vocals. The song is featured on 1999 bonus tracks editions of Psyence Fiction, and was released as the second single from the album. The track is, essentially, a vocal version of the instrumental track "Unreal" from Psyence Fiction.

The song became Unkle's first major hit on any singles chart, peaking at number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and becoming the group's most commercially successful song to date.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video was directed by Jake Scott and features a woman (played by Emma Griffiths Malin[2]) at Mornington Crescent tube station.

Track listing[edit]

UK 12" single (MW108)
  1. "Be There"
  2. "Be There" (Underdog Remix)
  3. "The Knock (On Effect)" (remix by Noel Gallagher)
UK CD maxi single (A&M 582 836-2)
  1. "Be There" (Radio Edit) - 4:22
  2. "The Knock (On Effect)" - 6:12


Chart (1999) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 8


  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats – Unkle". Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^