Oh! Gravity. (song)

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This article is about the song. For the album, see Oh! Gravity. (album). For the tour, see Oh! Gravity. Tour.
"Oh! Gravity."
Single by Switchfoot
from the album Oh! Gravity.
Released October 21, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Hard rock
Post hardcore
Length 2:40 (Radio Edit)
2:30 (Album Version)
Label Columbia/Sony BMG
Writer(s) Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Tim Palmer
Switchfoot singles chronology
"We Are One Tonight"
(2006)
"Oh! Gravity."
(2006)
"Awakening"
(2007)

"Oh! Gravity." is a song written and recorded by the American rock band Switchfoot, and is the title track from their sixth studio album of the same name. The song was officially released to radio in late October 2006, but was made available for free streaming on their website and MySpace in early October, and had found its way onto radio well before the release date.

The track was released for purchase on iTunes on October 21, 2006, along with a 17 minute interview in which the band talked about each of the songs on the then-upcoming album.

According to songwriter Jon Foreman, the song is a "generational appeal for peace, love, and understanding"[2].

Music video[edit]

The music video for this single first premiered on Yahoo! Music on November 13, 2006. The video used green screen technology to superimpose the album's graphical artwork all around the band members, who themselves appear to be spinning in an anti-gravity field. [1] At the end of the video, Jon's face morphs into the middle face on the album artwork.

Reception[edit]

On the radio, it achieved moderate success, peaking at # 36 on the U.S. Modern Rock charts. The song was also Top 10 on Christian Rock, Top 15 on Christian Hit Radio and # 11 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

In the media[edit]

  • The song is on the soundtrack for MLB 07: The Show.
  • The song can also be heard in trailers for the 2007 MTV show, "Life of Ryan." It was the official theme song of the show. [2]

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