Satellite (Dave Matthews Band song)

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Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
Released 1995
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:51 (Album Version)
4:14 (Cold Radio Version)
4:22 (Fade Radio Version)
Label Bama Rags Records
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Ants Marching"
"Too Much"
Audio sample
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Remember Two Things track listing
"Recently" (live)
"Satellite" (live)
"One Sweet World" (live)
Under the Table and Dreaming track listing
"What Would You Say"
"Rhyme & Reason"

"Satellite" is a song by the Dave Matthews Band, released as the fifth and final single from their LP Under the Table and Dreaming. It reached #18 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song originally debuted on their album Remember Two Things. The song presumably evolved from an earlier song Matthews wrote entitled "After Her," which can be heard on a 1991 bootleg. There are no known versions of "After Her" performed live by either Matthews or the Dave Matthews Band. The guitar part for this song evolved from a finger exercise that Dave Matthews used to do.[1] The song's time signature goes through various forms of triple meter ranging from 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8.

"Satellite" references the classic nursery rhyme "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", in the line "...Like a diamond in the sky, how I wonder...".

Actor Johnny Galecki appears in the music video for the song.

Mika has recorded a version of this song as the B-side for the vinyl copy of the single "Grace Kelly", as well as an acoustic version exclusive to the Best Buy edition of his album Life in Cartoon Motion.

Josh Groban released his cover on the Fan Edition of his All That Echoes album, from 2013.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Cold) — 4:14
  2. "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Fade) — 4:22
  3. "Satellite" (Album Version) — 4:50
  4. "Christmas Song" — 5:34


Chart (1995-96) Peak
US Billboard Pop Songs 34
US Billboard Alternative Songs 18


  1. ^ Rodgers, Jeffrey Pepper (1999). "Band in a Box", Acoustic Guitar, String Letter Publishing, 1999.