Anthem for the Year 2000

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"Anthem for the Year 2000"
Single by Silverchair
from the album Neon Ballroom
Released February 1999
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1998
Length 4:07 (album version)
3:45 (edit)
Label Murmur
Writer(s) Daniel Johns
Producer(s) Nick Launay
Silverchair singles chronology
"The Door"
"Anthem for the Year 2000"
"Ana's Song (Open Fire)"

"Anthem for the Year 2000" is a song by Silverchair, which was released as the first single from their third album, Neon Ballroom.

The song reached number 3 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, but did not make #1 like the first singles from their previous albums, Frogstomp's "Tomorrow" and Freak Show's "Freak". This trend would continue with Diorama's lead single, "The Greatest View", but would end with Young Modern's lead, "Straight Lines". "Anthem for the Year 2000" is included on the MuchMusic's Big Shiny Tunes 4.


The music video was directed by Gavin Bowden, who also made some videos for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick played the robot politician.

Track listing[edit]

Australian (MATTCD080)/Cassette (MATTC080) & European (6668362) CD single

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "London's Burning"
  3. "Untitled"
  4. "The Millennium Bug" (The Paul Mac Remix)

Australian 7" vinyl (MATTVO80)

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "Trash"

Limited numbered UK CD single (6670882)

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "The Millennium Bug" (The Paul Mac Remix)

UK limited 7" numbered picture disc

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000"
  2. "The Millennium Bug" (The Paul Mac Remix)

US promo CD (ESK41805)

  1. "Anthem for the Year 2000" (edit)
  2. "Anthem for the Year 2000" (album version)


Chart (1999) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 3
Canadian Rock/Alternative Chart[2] 6
New Zealand Singles Chart[3] 8
UK Singles Chart[4] 118
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[5] 15
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[5] 12


  1. ^ "Silverchair singles". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2001-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Silverchair Rock/Alternative positions". RPM. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Silverchair singles". Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  4. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ a b "Silverchair - Billboard singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 

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