Superfast Jellyfish

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"Superfast Jellyfish"
Single by Gorillaz featuring Gruff Rhys and De La Soul
from the album Plastic Beach
Released 9 May 2010
Format CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 2:54
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) 2D, Murdoc Niccals, De La Soul, Gruff Rhys
Producer(s) Gorillaz
Gorillaz singles chronology
"Stylo"
(2010)
"Superfast Jellyfish"
(2010)
"On Melancholy Hill"
(2010)
Gruff Rhys singles chronology
"Superfast Jellyfish"
(2010)
De La Soul singles chronology
"Feel Good Inc."
(2005)
"Superfast Jellyfish"
(2010)
Music video
"Superfast Jellyfish" on YouTube

"Superfast Jellyfish" is the second single released from British alternative band Gorillaz' third studio album, Plastic Beach. The single was released on 9 May 2010.

Background[edit]

The song features vocals from Gruff Rhys, lead singer of Super Furry Animals, and De La Soul, who were previously featured on "Feel Good Inc.". The song contains samples from a 1986 commercial for Swanson's microwave "Great Starts Breakfasts".[1] Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Superfast Jellyfish" in a track by track commentary:

"When you think about Gorillaz, it makes sense to have a Super Furry Animal on there, doesn’t it? I’ve always loved them, so I sent a jet over to pick Gruff up and take him over here."

Release history[edit]

The track premiered on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show on 25 February 2010. About an hour later, it was uploaded to the official Gorillaz YouTube channel.[2] The first official remix of the track, by Unicorn Kid,[3] was premiered on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show on 12 April 2010.[4] On 27 April 2010, the group performed the song live on "Later... with Jools Holland."

Music video[edit]

The official music video for "Superfast Jellyfish" was uploaded to YouTube by Jamie Hewlett[citation needed] on 8 March 2010. The video shows a man waking up at the sound of an alarm, going downstairs and cooking a box of Superfast Jellyfish in his microwave. Once ready, he begins to eat one of the jellyfish, however, he is sent into a trance in which the jellyfish perform a dance around his head. The song received over two million hits on the Gorillaz' official YouTube channel before the release of the official video.[5][dubious ]

Track listing[edit]

  • Promotional CD single[6]
  1. "Superfast Jellyfish" – 2:59
  2. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Instrumental) – 2:48
  • Promotional CD single - Remixes[7]
  1. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Unicorn Kid Remix) – 3:37
  2. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Evil 9 Remix) – 6:10
  3. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Mighty Mouse Remix) – 6:48

Charts[edit]