Connected (Stereo MCs song)

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"Connected"
Single by Stereo MCs
from the album Connected
B-side
  • "Disconnected"
  • "Fever"
Released
  • September 1992 (UK)
  • March 1993 (US)
Format
Recorded 1992
Genre
Length 3:59
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Stereo MCs
Audio sample
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"Connected" is the title track and first single from the Stereo MCs third studio album released in 1992.

The song samples the disco classic "Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)" by Jimmy "Bo" Horne[1] as well as containing a vocals sample from the Third World single "Now That We Found Love".[2]

The song reached no. 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and climbed to no. 18 on the UK Singles Chart. The song appeared in the movie Hackers, starring Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller. Rob Lowe personally chose the song to be the theme to his 2004 program Dr. Vegas. It also appears in the movie, Saving Silverman. It was also used in commercials promoting the USA Network's program Burn Notice and by the Carphone Warehouse.[3]

"I remember performing the track in late 1992," vocalist Rob Birch told Q. "The Brixton Academy was just around the corner from our neighbourhood in London, near where we recorded the album. We were supporting the Happy Mondays for their UK tour and at that venue it was just amazing. The Connected album had only been out for a while, and we thought people were just starting to get into it. When we came on to the intro of the track, the whole audience was singing along to the tune and there was just an amazing vibe and energy. Everyone connected, basically."[4]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi – Germany, UK
  1. "Connected" (edit) – 4:05
  2. "Connected" (full length) – 5:16
  3. "Disconnected" – 6:06
  4. "Fever" – 3:15
7" single
  1. "Connected" (edit) – 3:59
  2. "Fever" – 3:15
12" maxi – Germany, UK
  1. "Connected" (full length) – 5:12
  2. "Connected" (reprise) – 1:43
  3. "Disconnected" – 6:04
  4. "Fever" – 3:15
12" maxi – Promo – France
  1. "Connected" (Future Sound of London mix) – 6:19
  2. "Disconnected" – 6:04
US promo cassette
Side A
  1. "Connected" (edit)
Side B
  1. "Step It Up"
  2. "Don't Let Up"
  3. "Ground Level"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992–93) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 47
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 19
Belgium (VRT Top 30 Flanders)[8] 14
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[9] 7
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[10] 32
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 14
France (SNEP)[12] 27
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 54
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 24
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 8
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 20
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[18] 26
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[18] 5
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[18] 38
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[18] 11
US Cash Box[19] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stereo MC's's Connected sample of Jimmy "Bo" Horne's Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover)". WhoSampled. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stereo MC's's Connected sample of Third World's Now That We Found Love". WhoSampled. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (25 July 2008). "Pop review: Stereo MCs, Double Bubble". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 13 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Q, May 2001
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Stereo MC's – Connected". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Stereo MC's – Connected" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Stereo MC's – Connected" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Radio 2 Top 30 : 30 januari 1993" (in Dutch). Top 30. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 1787." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 0986." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  11. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Stereo MC's – Connected" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Stereo MC's – Connected" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Stereo MC's – Connected". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Stereo MC's – Connected". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Stereo MC's – Connected". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Archive Chart: 1992-10-03" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  18. ^ a b c d e "Stereo MC's – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  19. ^ CASH BOX Top 100 Pop Singles – Week ending MAY 29, 1993 at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 October 2012). Cash Box magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2014.