Side (song)

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"Side"
Single by Travis
from the album The Invisible Band
Released 17 September 2001
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:59
Label Independiente
Producer(s) Steve Orchard
Travis singles chronology
"Sing"
(2001)
"Side"
(2001)
"Flowers in the Window"
(2002)

"Side" is the second single taken from Scottish indie rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band. The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song has a UFO theme, similar to The X-Files television series. The video begins with three boys looking for UFOs through their bedroom skylight. When one hovers overhead, they go outside and follow it, only for it to land in a cavern in the desert, where they find Travis performing the song. At the end of the video, the band are abducted by aliens while they are performing out in the desert. Fittingly, the clip ends with a newspaper article regarding their disappearance, which coincides with the sightings.

B-Sides[edit]

The single's B-sides include two tracks taken from a gig the group played at the Glasgow Barrowlands in June 2001, including their hit single "Driftwood" and a cover of the Mott the Hoople classic "All the Young Dudes", which was originally written by David Bowie, and features lead vocals by Dougie. Another issue of the single includes a cover of the Bob Dylan song "You're a Big Girl Now".

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD1
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "Driftwood" (Live At Barrowlands) - 3:54
  3. "All the Young Dudes" (Live At Barrowlands) - 4:04
  • UK CD2
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "You're a Big Girl Now" - 3:58
  3. "Ancient Train" - 2:35
  • 7" Vinyl / Cassette Single
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "All the Young Dudes" (Live At Barrowlands) - 4:04
  • European Single
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "Ancient Train" - 2:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[1] 97
France (SNEP)[2] 53
Germany (Media Control Charts)[3] 86
Italy (FIMI)[4] 13
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 14
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[8] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Travis – Side" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Travis – Side" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Travis – Side". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Travis – Side". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Travis – Side". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Travis – Side – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Travis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Travis. Retrieved 9 February 2014.