At the Hundredth Meridian

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"At the Hundredth Meridian"
Single by The Tragically Hip
from the album Fully Completely
Released April 1993
Recorded 1992
Genre Rock
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Rob Baker
Gordon Downie
Johnny Fay
Paul Langlois
Gord Sinclair
Producer(s) Chris Tsangarides
The Tragically Hip singles chronology
"Courage"
(1993)
"At the Hundredth Meridian"
(1993)
"Looking for a Place to Happen"
(1993)
"Courage"
(1993)
"At the Hundredth Meridian"
(1993)
"Looking for a Place to Happen"
(1993)

"At the Hundredth Meridian" is a song by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was released in April 1993 as the fourth single from the band's 1992 album, Fully Completely. The song peaked at #18 on the Canadian RPM Singles chart.[1] The song was also featured in the Due South episode "Heaven and Earth" in 1995.

When performing the song live, the band often plays it at a significantly faster tempo than on the album, and uses the instrumental break for a jam session lasting several minutes.[2][3]

Content[edit]

The song is a reference to the 100th meridian west, which is a line of longitude that separates much of Western Canada from the Central and Atlantic regions of Canada and is where the Great Plains begin, as lead-singer Gordon Downie states in the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "At the Hundredth Meridian" was directed by Peter Henderson. It was filmed in Melbourne during the band's tour of Australia and New Zealand in March 1993.

In the video, Downie is wearing a ball-cap advertising Gros Morne National Park, located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. [4]

The video reached #1 on MuchMusic Countdown for the week of June 18, 1993.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[1] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 57, No. 25, July 03 1993". RPM. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  2. ^ "The Tragically Hip - At the Hundredth Meridian - Live at Copps Coliseum". The Tragically Hip (Youtube.com). Nov 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "At the Hundredth Meridian - Live in Madison, WI". FromThePigeonCamera (Youtube.com). 20 May 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Tragically Hip - Archive". thehip.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  5. ^ "MuchMusic Countdown - Fri, Jun 18, 1993". MuchMusic. [permanent dead link]

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