Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)

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"Einstein on the Beach (For An Eggman)"
Song by Counting Crows from the album DGC Rarities Volume 1
Released 1994
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 3:56
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz, David Bryson
Producer(s) T-Bone Burnett

"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)" is a song recorded by Counting Crows from the album DGC Rarities Vol. 1. It was included on the band's best-of compilation, Films About Ghosts (The Best Of...). The title of the song was inspired by the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach. The song became the band's first number one song on the Modern Rock chart, beating their previous highest-charting single, "Mr. Jones" which reached number two. However, "Mr. Jones" stayed longer on the Modern Rock chart and became an enduring pop hit, whereas "Einstein" failed to achieve the same success.


Chart (1994) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 45
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 1

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Preceded by
"Come Out and Play" by The Offspring
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
August 13, 1994
Succeeded by
"Basket Case" by Green Day