Novocaine for the Soul
|"Novocaine for the Soul"|
|Single by Eels|
|from the album Beautiful Freak|
|Released||1996 (U.S.)3 February 1997 (UK)|
|Format||CD / 7"|
|Genre||Alternative rock, lo-fi, indie rock, trip hop, psychedelic rock, experimental rock|
|Writer(s)||Mark Oliver Everett, Mark Goldenberg|
|Eels singles chronology|
"Novocaine for the Soul" is the first single released by American rock band Eels. The track comes from their 1996 debut album, Beautiful Freak. "Novocaine for the Soul" brought Eels international success, most notably in the UK, where it hit number 10 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1997. It also hit number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for two weeks in October 1996, and remained on the chart for 25 weeks.
The song samples Fats Domino's 1961 U.S. Top 20 single "Let the Four Winds Blow".
The music video was directed by Mark Romanek and features E and the other band members suspended on wires, making them appear to be flying. Romanek states that he was inspired by Mary Poppins, a film he had seen as a child.
- "Novocaine for the Soul"
- "Guest List"
- "My Beloved Monster" (Live from Tennessee)
|Canadian RPM Alternative 30||1|
|UK Singles Chart||10|
|US Billboard Hot 100 Airplay||39|
|US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||1|
- "everyHit.com - UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyHit.com. Retrieved 2010-01-11. "Position: 10 ... Artist: Eels ... Title: Novocaine For The Soul ... Date: Feb 1997" It is necessary to search manually from the homepage. Set "Name of artist" as containing "Eels", and "Title of song" as containing "Novocaine".
- "Novocaine for the Soul - Eels". United States: Billboard. Retrieved 2010-01-11. "Chart History: 1, Alternative Songs, October 12, 1996 ... 25 Weeks on chart"
- Novocaine for the Soul at MusicBrainz (list of releases)
- "Novocaine for the Soul" Official music video on YouTube
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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