Calypso (Spiderbait song)

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Calypso by Spiderbait.png
Single by Spiderbait
from the album Ivy and the Big Apples
ReleasedApril 1997
FormatCD single
StudioStudios 301
LabelPolydor Records
Producer(s)Phil McKellar, Spiderbait
Spiderbait singles chronology
"Hot Water & Milk"
"Joyce's Hut"/"Horschack Army"
Music video
"Calypso" on YouTube

"Calypso" is a song by Australian alternative rock band Spiderbait. It was released in April 1997 as the third single from the band's third studio album Ivy and the Big Apples. "Calypso" peaked at number 13 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and it was ranked at number 23 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1996.[1]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1997, the song was nominated for Best Video, losing out to "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" by Dave Graney & the Coral Snakes.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single
2."Macintosharoonie Part One"2:53
3."Kermit's Legs"2:56
4."Dotted Line"0:37


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 13

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Rank
Australia (ARIA)[4] 98

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia April 1997 CD Single Polydor Records 573815-2


  1. ^ "Hottest 100 1996". Triple J. Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Winners by Year 1997: 11th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  3. ^ " – Spiderbait – Calypso and Other Tunes for Lovers". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  4. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.