Big Bang Baby

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"Big Bang Baby"
Bigbangbaby.jpg
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
B-side "Adhesive"
"Daisy"
Released March 23, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Length 3:23
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s) Music: Robert DeLeo
Lyrics: Scott Weiland
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Stone Temple Pilots singles chronology
"Pretty Penny"
(1995)
"Big Bang Baby"
(1996)
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
(1996)

"Pretty Penny"
(1995)
"Big Bang Baby"
(1996)
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
(1996)
Audio sample
Music video
"Big Bang Baby" on YouTube

"Big Bang Baby" is a song featured on Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop, the third album by the band Stone Temple Pilots. It was the first single to be released from the album, followed by "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart" and "Lady Picture Show." It reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay. It was also a rock hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

"Big Bang Baby" also appears on the greatest hits album Thank You.

Music video[edit]

The music video features the band singing in a white room. It was an intentional pastiche of videos from the early days of MTV, which were mostly shot on videotape rather than film, and most directly evokes the look of The J. Geils Band's "Freeze Frame."[1]

The video was shot at the former West Valley Studios (Stage 1) at 9260 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA 91311. The studio which was then owned by CVI (Cablevision Industries) and is now owned by Time Warner Cable. The studio was closed shortly after the merger from CVI to Time Warner Cable (Communications).[citation needed]

Charts[edit]

(1996) Position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart 154
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay[2] 28
U.S. Billboard Album Rock Tracks[3] 1
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[4] 2

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Bang Baby"
  2. "Adhesive"
  3. "Daisy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beebe, Roger; Middleton, Jason (2007). "the+Stone+Temple+Pilots%27s+Big+Bang+Baby" Medium Cool: Music Videos from Soundies to Cellphones. Duke University Press. p. 308. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ "Radio Songs – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  3. ^ "Mainstream Rock Tracks – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  4. ^ "Alternative Songs – Stone Temple Pilots". Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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