Deeper Underground

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"Deeper Underground"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Godzilla: The Album and Synkronized
B-side "Deeper Underground" remixes
Released 13 July 1998 (1998-07-13)
Recorded 1998
Genre Funk
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"High Times"
"Deeper Underground"
"Canned Heat"

"Deeper Underground" is a single by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai that appeared on the soundtrack to the 1998 film, Godzilla. The song was also included as a bonus track on the group's fourth studio album, Synkronized, as well as on the special edition of the group's fifth album, A Funk Odyssey.

The song became a hit in several countries, finding the most success in the band's native United Kingdom, and becoming the group's first and only single to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1 (666218 2)
  1. "Deeper Underground" (Radio edit) – 3:33
  2. "Deeper Underground" (The Metro mix) – 6:59
  3. "Deeper Underground" (Instrumental) – 4:44
UK CD2 (666218 5)
  1. "Deeper Underground" – 4:44
  2. "Deeper Underground" (The Ummah mix) – 5:01
  3. "Deeper Underground" (S-Man Meets Da Northface Killa dub) – 9:02
UK 12" (665904 6)
  1. "Deeper Underground" (S-Man Meets Da Northface Killa dub) – 9:02
  2. "Deeper Underground" (The Ummah mix) – 5:01
  3. "Deeper Underground" (The Metro mix) – 6:59
  4. "Deeper Underground" (Radio edit) – 3:33

Music video[edit]

Directed by Mike Lipscombe, the music video was used as a promotional tool for the 1998 film, Godzilla. Partly shot on location at Grays' State Theatre, it depicts a film theatre in which the movie is being shown. However, as the screen shows Godzilla walking on the ocean floor, one of its feet breaks the screen and water floods into the theatre as if the screen were made of glass and everything behind it were real. The theatre turns into chaos as the audience tries to get out alive, in the midst of which Jay Kay appears and dances on top of the seats. Several other things go through the screen, including a helicopter and a taxi. At the end of the video, the camera pans out and it emerges that this entire flood was itself being watched by a different cinema audience on another screen.

Another version of the video replaces Godzilla with a man in the movie who smashes an aquarium, causing the theatre to flood. The rest of the video is completely identical.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 46
Austrian Singles Chart 28
Belgian Singles Chart(Flanders) 49
Belgian Singles Chart (Wallonia) 20
Dutch Singles Chart 18
Finnish Singles Chart 8
French Singles Chart 24
German Singles Chart[2] 30
Irish Singles Chart[3] 9
Italian Singles Chart[4] 4
New Zealand Singles Chart 33
Swedish Singles Chart 44
Swiss Singles Chart 9
UK Singles Chart[5] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs[6] 22


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 623. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: J". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "ChartArchive - The Chart Archive". Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Jamiroquai - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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Preceded by
"Freak Me" by Another Level
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
19 July 1998 for 1 week
Succeeded by
"Viva Forever" by Spice Girls