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Single by Powderfinger
from the album These Days: Live in Concert
Released 4 June 2004 (Australia)
Format CD single
Digital download
Genre Rock
Label Universal
Producer(s) Nick DiDia
Powderfinger singles chronology
"Since You've Been Gone"
"Bless My Soul"

"Stumblin'" is a song by Australian rock group Powderfinger, which is a track on their fifth album, Vulture Street (4 July 2003).[1] A live version was issued on 4 June 2004 as a promotional single from the group's first live album, These Days: Live in Concert (6 September 2004), which had been recorded from a performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 12 December 2003. The B-side is the studio version from Vulture Street. The track was listed on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2003 – an annual poll by listeners of the national radio station.[2] The song was used in an ad for Australian road safety.


Marsdenator from FasterLouder opined that it is "one of the strongest songs from [Vulture Street]. It’s a big call because there are many great tracks on that album, but it is this song that speaks to me the most... all the instruments are set to a relaxed and comfortable tempo that is in no way intrusive, including a solo with a similar sound to those of Led Zepplin [sic] and Eric Clapton."[1] Olivier for Sleaze Roxx in his review of the studio album felt "Songs such as 'Rockin' Rocks', 'Stumblin'‍ '​ and of course '(Baby I've Got You) On My Mind' have an infectious groove to them and are excellent straight-on rockers with an old school '70s feel... after the seventh song 'Stumblin'‍ '​, you might as well just shut off the CD and call it a day."[3] Bernard Zuel of The Sydney Morning Herald compared the track to "what the Stooges' Ron Ashton might have sounded like if he had played with the Rolling Stones."[4]

Track listing[edit]

An 18 second sample from Powderfinger's "Stumblin'".

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  1. "Stumblin'" (Live from Sydney Entertainment Centre, 12 December 2003)
  2. "Stumblin'" (Studio version)


  1. ^ a b Marsdenator (13 September 2004). "Powderfinger - 'Stumblin'‍ '​". Music Reviews. FasterLouder. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hottest 100 History 2003". Triple J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "CD Review: Powderfinger - Vulture Street". Sleaze Roxx. February 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Zuel, Bernard (11 July 2003). "Powderfinger, Vulture Street". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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