Flat Beat

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"Flat Beat"
Single by Mr. Oizo
from the album Analog Worms Attack
B-side "Monday Massacre", "Sick Dog Try to Speak"
Released 22 March 1999
Format 12", CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Electro house
Length 5:17
Label FCommunications
Writer(s) Mr. Oizo
Producer(s) Mr. Oizo
Certification Platinum (BPI)[1]
Mr. Oizo singles chronology
"M-Seq"
(1997)
"Flat Beat"
(1999)
"Last Night a DJ Killed a Dog"
(2000)

"Flat Beat" is a piece by French house musician Mr. Oizo. It was featured as a bonus track on his debut album Analog Worms Attack. An accompanying music video was released on VHS. The music video features Flat Eric, a puppet, head banging to the track. Widely publicized by Flat Eric's appearance in many commercials for Levi's and the popularity of the music video, the track reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in April 1999.[2] The track is instrumental and is one of twenty-five instrumental UK number-one singles.[3] It is also considered one of the earliest instances of electro house.[4]

Track listing[edit]

International CD/Maxi[edit]

  1. "Flat Beat" (5:25)
  2. "Monday Massacre" (3:36)
  3. "Sick Dog Try to Speak" (3:36)
  4. "Flat Beat" (Radio Edit) (4:00)

Italian 12"[edit]

  • A1. "Flat Beat" (Original Track)
  • A2. "Flat Beat" (MPJ Remix)
  • B1. "Eric's Mood" (Rush Team Mix)
  • B2. "One Crease" (MO-Dus Version)

French 12"[edit]

  • A. "Flat Beat" (5:25)
  • B1. "Monday Massacre" (3:36)
  • B2. "Sick Dog Try to Speak" (3:36)

UK CD[edit]

  1. "Flat Beat" (Radio Edit) (4:00)
  2. "Flat Beat" (5:24)
  3. "Monday Massacre" (3:36)

Cassette (UK Only)[edit]

  • A1. "Flat Beat" (Radio Edit) (4:00)
  • A2. "Flat Beat" (5:25)
  • B1. "Flat Beat" (Radio Edit) (4:00)
  • B2. "Flat Beat" (5:25)

VHS[edit]

  • 1. "Flat Beat" (3:06)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999-00) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[6] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[7] 2
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[9] 1
France (SNEP)[10] 5
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 2
Italy (FIMI)[12] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 4
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 12
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[16] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[17] 2
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[20] 1
Preceded by
"Blame It on the Weatherman" by B*Witched
UK Singles Chart number-one single
March 28, 1999 - April 10, 1999
Succeeded by
"Perfect Moment" by Martine McCutcheon

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