Deep and Meaningless

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"Deep and Meaningless"
Single by Rooster
from the album Rooster
Released 11 July 2005 (2005-07-11)
Format Enhanced CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:35
Label Brightside
Producer(s) Steve Robson
Rooster singles chronology
"You're So Right for Me"
"Deep and Meaningless"
"You're So Right for Me"
"Deep and Meaningless"
Rooster track listing
"Platinum Blind"
"Deep and Meaningless"
"On the Road"

"Deep and Meaningless" is a song by English indie rock band Rooster. Written by vocalist Nick Atkinson, guitarist Luke Potashnick and production duo Espionage, it was produced by Steve Robson and featured on the band's 2005 self-titled debut album. "Deep and Meaningless" was released as the fourth and final single from the album on 11 July 2005, reaching number 29 on the UK Singles Chart.

Release and reception[edit]

After its inclusion on Rooster in January 2005, "Deep and Meaningless" was released as a single on 11 July 2005.[1] It was backed with a live recording of the Blackstreet song "No Diggity" recorded on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge show on 29 April 2005.[2] The single reached number 29 on the UK Singles Chart, which was the lowest position of all four singles from the album.[3]

In a review of the album for the website Gigwise, writer Alex Lai criticised "Deep and Meaningless", describing it as a "bog-standard ... ballad" and claiming that only the guitar solo (which was described as "borrowed from Slash") made it "interesting".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Deep and Meaningless" was directed by Robert Hales and first aired in the week of 30 May 2005.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deep and Meaningless" 3:36
2. "No Diggity" (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Blackstreet cover)
Total length: 7:19


  1. ^ "Deep and Meaningless - Rooster". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Deep and Meaningless" (Media notes). Rooster. Brightside Recordings. 2005. 
  3. ^ "Rooster". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Lai, Alex (14 February 2005). "Rooster - 'Rooster' (Brightside) Released 24/01/05". Gigwise. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rooster - "Deep and meaningless"". Retrieved 6 August 2015.