Song for Shelter / Ya Mama

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"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama"
Single by Fatboy Slim
from the album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
Released 3 September 2001 (2001-09-03)
Format CD, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2000
Genre Big beat, rave, electronic rock
Length 11:26 ("Song for Shelter")
5:38 ("Ya Mama")
Label Skint
Writer(s) Fatboy Slim
Producer(s) Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"Star 69"/"Weapon of Choice"
(2001)
"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama"
(2001)
"Drop the Hate"
(2001)

"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama" is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim, released as a double A-side single in September 2001. Both songs are on his 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars. "Ya Mama" is on the Charlie's Angels soundtrack and film and in a trailer for Spy Kids. The single peaked at No. 30 on the UK singles chart.[citation needed]

The CD2 single is led by the Chemical Brothers' remix of "Song for Shelter".

"Song for Shelter"[edit]

"Song for Shelter" is the first song on the single and the final and longest song on the album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars, lasting nearly 11 minutes, with the last two minutes being the track "Talkin' bout My Baby (Reprise)". The song features Roger Sanchez and Roland Clark. A remix for the song by The Chemical Brothers was made and released as a separate single.

The song's vocals are sampled from Roland Clark's song "I Get Deep". The song was featured over the credits on several episodes of Green Wing.

"Ya Mama"[edit]

"Ya Mama", often mistitled "Push the Tempo", is the second song on the single and is featured on the soundtrack of Charlie's Angels.

The song contains various samples; the guitar riffs are sampled from "The Kettle" by Colosseum. The "push the tempo" vocals are taken "Let the Rhythm Pump" by Doug Lazy. The "shake what ya mama gave ya" vocals are sampled from "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya" by Stik E & The Hoodz. Part of the drum sample was taken from Block Rockin' Beats by The Chemical Brothers.

Sometimes, the single is known as "Ya Mama/Song for Shelter" instead of the titles appearing the other way around. This title is given to several import editions.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Ya Mama" was produced by Traktor, a collective also known for producing Basement Jaxx' "Where's Your Head At?" video and Madonna's music video for "Die Another Day". The song's music video is centered on a tape of the song which makes its listeners unwillingly enter into chaotic uncontrolled arm movements, trembling, dancing, to their own amazement as well as the other persons. Tom and Jerry short Baby Puss can be heard in the background whenever the tape isn't playing. It was filmed in Carriacou in the Grenadines, where a complete town market was built and destroyed.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD
CD1
No. Title Length
1. "Ya Mama"   5:40
2. "Song for Shelter" (original) 7:18
3. "Illuminati" (from the film Tomb Raider) 3:13
4. "Ya Mama" (video) 4:51
CD2
No. Title Length
1. "Song for Shelter (Chemical Brothers remix)"   7:03
2. "Song for Shelter (The 20:20 Vision Rollin' Mix)"   9:40
3. "Ya Mama" (edit) 3:15
12"
No. Title Length
1. "Ya Mama"    
2. "Song for Shelter" (original)  
3. "Song for Shelter (Chemical Brothers remix)"    

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
Position
UK Singles Chart 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.caribbeancrews.com/production/art.html

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