The Salmon Dance

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"The Salmon Dance"
Single by The Chemical Brothers featuring Fatlip
from the album We Are the Night
Released 10 September 2007
Format 12", 7", CD
Genre Big beat, hip hop, neo-psychedelia
Label Freestyle Dust - CHEMS26, Astralwerks
Producer(s) The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers singles chronology
"Do It Again"
(2007)
"The Salmon Dance"
(2007)
"Midnight Madness"
(2008)
We Are the Night track listing
"Das Spiegel"
(6)
"The Salmon Dance"
(7)
"Burst Generator"
(8)

"The Salmon Dance" is a hip hop/big beat song by the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the seventh track on their 2007 studio album We Are the Night. It features vocals by Fatlip and was released as the second single from the album on 10 September 2007.[1]

The video, directed by Dom & Nic, features a boy (played by British actor Rory Jennings[2]) looking at his fish tank, which is home to Fatlip the Piranha, his friend "Sammy the Salmon" (actually a squirrel fish), Puffa the beatboxing Pufferfish, a lionfish, and various other tropical fish such as seahorses, butterflyfish, angelfish and tangs.[citation needed] It is featured in Season 3, Episode 3 "The Black Clock of Time" of Bored to Death.

The single has reached number ten on the New Zealand RIANZ singles chart, mainly due to downloads and airplay.[citation needed] Its video was also nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

Promo 12": Freestyle Dust / CHEMSDJ26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  2. "The Salmon Dance (Crookers 'Wow' Mix)"
  3. "The Salmon Dance (Heavily Smoked By the Glimmers)"
  4. "The Salmon Dance (Hervé Mix)"

Promo CD: Freestyle Dust / CHEMSDJ26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Radio Edit)"
  2. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  3. "The Salmon Dance (Instrumental)"

7": Freestyle Dust / CHEMS26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  2. "Snooprah"

12": Freestyle Dust / CHEMST26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8"
  3. "The Salmon Dance (Crookers 'Wow' Mix)"
  4. "The Salmon Dance (Hervé Mix)"

CD: Freestyle Dust / CHEMSD26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Radio Edit)" - 3:07
  2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" - 6:32

Digital[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Dance (Heavily Smoked By the Glimmers)"
  • iTunes exclusive

Notes[edit]