Uno (song)

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This article is about the Muse song.. For the Green Day album, see ¡Uno!.
"Uno"
Single by Muse
from the album Showbiz
B-side 7"
Agitated
CD
Jimmy Kane
Forced In
Released 14 June 1999
Format 7" vinyl, CD single
Recorded April 1999 (1999-04) at RAK Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock, progressive rock, noise rock, hard rock
Length 3:38 (album version)
3:00 (radio edit)
Label Taste/Mushroom
Writer(s) Matthew Bellamy
Producer(s) Paul Reeve, Muse
Muse singles chronology
"Uno"
(1999)
"Cave"
(1999)
German Enhanced CD Cover
French CD Cover
Showbiz track listing
"Unintended"
(7)
"Uno"
(8)
"Sober"
(9)

"Uno" is a song by English alternative rock band Muse, featured on their 1999 debut studio album Showbiz. When released as the album lead single, it was well received by critics, but only reached number seventy-three on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Background and composition[edit]

The partially transparent "Uno" Promo CD

The song originally featured on Muse's second EP Muscle Museum EP. During recording, the amp used for the guitar blew up. This also happened with other songs while recording Showbiz.[2] "Uno" was issued on 7" vinyl (backed with "Agitated") and partially transparent CD (with the B-sides "Jimmy Kane" and "Forced In"). Also, an acoustic version of the song was released on standard 7" vinyl.

Music videos[edit]

Three music videos were produced for "Uno". The first was recorded on Tower Bridge and depicts the band members standing still amongst moving masses of people, with clips from a live soundcheck intercut. This video has been condemned by the band, who have described it as "shameful" and "embarrassing".[3]

The second video—directed by Wolf Gresens and Bernard Wedig[4]—shows the band playing in a room while a woman navigates through a series of corridors in an attempt to find them. She reaches a door behind which Matthew Bellamy appears to stand, though upon opening it she finds a large pit, which she manages to avoid falling into. The video ends with the woman staring at a door numbered '1', which appears to be the same as the one she started at.

The third promotional video for "Uno" is made up completely of live performances.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matthew Bellamy.

7" vinyl (MUSH50S)
  1. "Uno" (alternative version) – 3:44
  2. "Agitated" – 2:19
CD single (MUSH50CDS); French CD (Naïve NV 3212-1)
  1. "Uno" – 3:38
  2. "Jimmy Kane" – 3:29
  3. "Forced In" – 5:11
Australian CD (MUSH01930.2); Promo CD (MUSE 1)
  1. "Uno" – 3:38
  2. "Jimmy Kane" – 3:29
  3. "Forced In" – 5:11
  4. "Agitated" – 2:19
German enhanced CD (Motor 561642-2)
  1. "Uno"(radio edit) – 3:00
  2. "Pink Ego Box" – 3:33
  3. "Do We Need This?" – 4:17
  4. "Uno" (album version) – 3:38
  5. "Muscle Museum" (music video) – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart Stats - Muse". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-05-30. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  2. ^ "Muse Interview - Gonzo 2003". 
  3. ^ Matthew Bellamy; Christopher Wolstenholme; Dominic Howard (2005). Inside Trax (Transcript). (Interview). Kerrang!. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  4. ^ "music videos". microcuts.net. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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