Natural Blues

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"Natural Blues"
Single by Moby
from the album Play
B-side "The Whispering Wind", "Sick in the System"
Released March 28, 2000
Format CD
Genre Downtempo, ambient
Length 4:17 (album version)
3:03 (single version)
Label Mute, V2
Writer(s) Vera Hall
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
(1999)
"Natural Blues"
(2000)
"Porcelain"
(2000)
Alternative cover
German CD maxi-single

"Natural Blues" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the fifth single from his 1999 studio album Play. It samples "Trouble So Hard" by American folk singer Vera Hall. It was first released in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 11.

Music videos[edit]

There are two different music videos for the song. One was directed by David LaChapelle and featured Christina Ricci and Fairuza Balk. It won MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video.[citation needed] It was nominated for The Best International video in the MuchMusic Video Awards.[citation needed]

The other is animated in the same style and with the same characters as in the music video for "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?". It was animated and directed by Susi Wilkinson, Hotessa Laurence, and Filipe Alçada.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1[edit]

  1. "Natural Blues (Single Version)" – 3:03
  2. "The Whispering Wind" – 6:08
  3. "Sick in the System" – 4:17

UK CD2[edit]

  1. "Natural Blues (Perfecto Mix)" – 8:12
  2. "Natural Blues (Mike D Edit)" – 4:14
  3. "Natural Blues (Peace Division Edit)" – 6:29

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 28
Canada (RPM Top 30 Dance)[3] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 13
France (SNEP)[5] 9
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 46
Ireland (IRMA)[7] 18
Italy (FIMI)[8] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 66
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 11
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[12] 11
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[12] 6
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[12] 24
Chart (2010) Peak
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[13]
Lulu Rouge vs. Stella Polaris Remix edition
21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Natural Blues" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Natural Blues" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dance/Urban – Volume 71, No. 5, June 05 2000". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Moby: Natural Blues" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – Natural Blues" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Moby – Natural Blues". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ (Italian) "Indice per Interprete: M". Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Moby – Natural Blues" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  10. ^ "Moby – Natural Blues – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-03-18" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c "Moby awards on Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Moby – Natural Blues (Lulu Rouge vs. Stella Polaris Remix)". Tracklisten.

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