Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)

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"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"
Single by Counting Crows
from the album DGC Rarities Volume 1
Released 1993
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz, David Bryson
Producer(s) T-Bone Burnett
Counting Crows singles chronology
"Round Here"
"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"
"Rain King"

"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" is a song recorded by Counting Crows from the album DGC Rarities Vol. 1. It was included on the band's best-of compilation, Films About Ghosts (The Best Of...). The title of the song was inspired by the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach. The song became the band's first number one song on the Modern Rock chart beating their highest-charting single, "Mr. Jones" at number two, but since Mr. Jones stayed longer on the Modern Rock chart and became a pop hit where Einstein failed to chart and achieve the same success, Mr. Jones still remains their most popular and most successful song to date and it still remains to have the most radio airplay as of today including modern rock stations. The song was dedicated to the now late, Edward Fisher.


Chart (1994) Peak
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 70
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 45
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1

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Preceded by
"Come Out and Play" by The Offspring
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
August 13, 1994
Succeeded by
"Basket Case" by Green Day