Tsunami (Manic Street Preachers song)

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Single by Manic Street Preachers
from the album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
Released July 5, 1999
Format CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock, Britpop, raga rock
Length 3:51
Label Epic
Writer(s) James Dean Bradfield
Sean Moore
Nicky Wire
Manic Street Preachers singles chronology
"You Stole the Sun from My Heart"
"The Masses Against the Classes"

"Tsunami" is a song by Manic Street Preachers, released as a single on July 5, 1999 and was the fourth single to be released from the This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours album. All three members of the band - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire - share the writing credits. The single managed to peak at number 11 in the UK charts.[1]

The song was inspired by The Silent Twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons, who gave up speaking when they were young, became involved in crime and ended up being sent to Broadmoor Hospital.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Tsunami" – 3:51
  2. "Buildings for Dead People" – 5:29
  3. "A Design for Life" (video version) – 4:20


  1. "Tsunami" – 3:50
  2. "Tsunami" (Cornelius Remix) - 4:04
  3. "Tsunami" (Electron Ray Tube Mix by Stereolab) - 6:43


  1. "Tsunami" – 3:50
  2. "Motown Junk" (live medley)


Chart (1999) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 11

UK Chart Performance[edit]

UK Top 40
Week 01 02


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