Connection (Elastica song)

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Single by Elastica
from the album Elastica
Released 10 October 1994
Format CD single, cassette, 7"
Recorded 1994
Genre Britpop, alternative rock
Length 2:21
Label Deceptive Records
Producer(s) Elastica
Elastica singles chronology
"Line Up"
"Waking Up"

"Connection" is a song released by the Britpop group Elastica. It was originally released in 1994 as a single and the album version was not released until 1995 on their self-titled debut. It is also the theme tune to the UK television programme Trigger Happy TV. A live version of the song was featured on the MuchMusic live compilation album, Much at Edgefest '99.

The song was the subject of controversy, due to its overt similarity to another band's work. The intro synthesizer part (later repeated as a guitar figure) is lifted from the guitar riff in Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba" and transposed down a semitone. A judgment resulted in an out-of-court settlement and the credits were rewritten.[1]

The song was covered by Elastica's label-mates Collapsed Lung and released as a seven-inch vinyl single in 1995.[2]


Chart (1994-95) Peak
UK Singles Chart 17 [3]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 53 [4]
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 40
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2 [4]


  1. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides Ltd. p. 332. ISBN 1-85828-457-0. 
  2. ^ "Collapsed Lung – Connection". Discogs. Retrieved 24 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History: Elastica". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Connection - Elastica". Billboard. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 

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