Big Bang Baby

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"Big Bang Baby"
Single by Stone Temple Pilots
from the album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
B-side "Adhesive"
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"
"Big Bang Baby"
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
"Pretty Penny"
"Big Bang Baby"
"Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart"
Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop track listing
"Tumble in the Rough"
"Big Bang Baby"
"Lady Picture Show"
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]


(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"


External links[edit]

Preceded by
"In the Meantime" by Spacehog
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
May 4, 1996
Succeeded by
"Where the River Flows" by Collective Soul
Preceded by
"Aeroplane" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 number-one single
April 8 – 15, 1996 (first run)
April 29, 1996 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Champagne Supernova" by Oasis (first run)
Champagne Supernova by Oasis (second run)