Sing (Travis song)

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"Sing"
Single by Travis
from the album The Invisible Band
Released 28 May 2001
Format CD, 7" vinyl
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Post-Britpop
Length 3:48
Label Independiente
Writer(s) Fran Healy
Producer(s) Steve Orchard
Travis singles chronology
"Coming Around"
(2000)
"Sing"
(2001)
"Side"
(2001)
Alternative covers
European Cover
Music sample
A sample from "Sing" by Travis

"Sing" is the lead single from indie rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band. It was released in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2001, following an extensive five-week promotional campaign. The song reached a peak position of number three on the UK Singles Chart.[1] "Sing" was a worldwide success, reaching top ten in several countries in Europe and Latin America.

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band visiting a large country house for dinner and getting into a massive food fight with the residents. The video premièred in on 20 April 2001, on Top of the Pops. When the single reached number three, the band were invited on to Top of the Pops, where they re-enacted the food fight for a live performance. This performance is sometimes used instead of the main video.

B-Sides[edit]

The single's B-sides include a cover of Queen's "Killer Queen" with guest vocalist Jason Falkner (formerly of the band Jellyfish), and band member Andy Dunlop's writing and vocal debut on "You Don't Know What I'm Like".

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD1
  1. "Sing" - 3:48
  2. "Ring Out the Bell" - 3:44
  3. "Killer Queen" - 4:03
  • UK CD2
  1. "Sing" - 3:48
  2. "You Don't Know What I'm Like" - 4:11
  3. "Beautiful" - 3:45
  • 7" Vinyl / Cassette Single
  1. "Sing" - 3:48
  2. "Killer Queen" - 4:03
  • European Single
  1. "Sing" - 3:48
  2. "Ring Out the Bell" - 3:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–02) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 31
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 8
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 82
France (SNEP)[7] 2
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 51
Italy (FIMI)[9] 8
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[10] 8
Norway (VG-lista)[11] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 43
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 34
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[1] 3
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[14] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archive Chart: 2001-06-09" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Travis – Sing". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Travis – Sing" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Travis – Sing" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Travis – Sing" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Travis – Sing" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Travis – Sing" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Travis – Sing". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Travis – Sing". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Travis – Sing". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Travis – Sing". VG-lista. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Travis – Sing". Singles Top 60. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Travis – Sing". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  14. ^ "Travis Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Alternative Songs for Travis. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

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