Satellite (Dave Matthews Band song)

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"Satellite"
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"
(1994)
"Satellite"
(1995)
"Too Much"
(1996)
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"Satellite" is a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in 1995 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 guitar part for this song evolved from a finger exercise that Dave Matthews used to do.[1]

Content[edit]

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

Music video[edit]

Actor Johnny Galecki (Also seen in a tv series called The Big Bang Theory) appears in the music video for the song.

Cover versions[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995-96) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Songs[2] 34
US Billboard Alternative Songs[2] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodgers, Jeffrey Pepper (1999). "Band in a Box", Acoustic Guitar, String Letter Publishing, 1999.
  2. ^ a b "Dave Matthews > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012.