Satellite (Dave Matthews Band song)
|Single by Dave Matthews Band|
|from the album Under the Table and Dreaming|
|Length||4:51 (Album Version)
4:14 (Cold Radio Version)
4:22 (Fade Radio Version)
|Label||Bama Rags Records|
|Dave Matthews Band singles chronology|
"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. The song's time signature goes through various forms of triple meter ranging from 6/8, 9/8 and 12/8.
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.
- "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Cold) — 4:14
- "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Fade) — 4:22
- "Satellite" (Album Version) — 4:50
- "Christmas Song" — 5:34
|US Billboard Pop Songs||34|
|US Billboard Alternative Songs||18|
- Rodgers, Jeffrey Pepper (1999). "Band in a Box", Acoustic Guitar, String Letter Publishing, 1999.