Gobbledigook (song)

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For the nonsense language, see Gobbledygook.
Sigur Rós - "Gobbledigook" (Single).jpg
Single by Sigur Rós
from the album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Released 27 May 2008 (2008-05-27)
Format Digital download, CD-R
Recorded January – April 2008
Genre Post-rock, art rock
Length 3:08
Label EMI
Writer(s) Jón Þór Birgisson, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Hólm, Kjartan Sveinsson
Producer(s) Sigur Rós and Flood
Sigur Rós singles chronology
"Inní mér syngur vitleysingur"
Við spilum endalaust track listing
Music video
"Gobbledigook" on Vimeo

"Gobbledigook" is the first track on Sigur Rós' album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. It premiered on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show in the UK on 27 May 2008.

On the European cover of the album, the song's title is spelled "Gobbeldigook".[1] This song was number 55 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008;[2] it also placed at number 71 in Pitchfork Media's "The 100 Best Tracks of 2008" list.[3]

This song is also available on the video game Rocksmith from Ubisoft.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Gobbledigook" was released on 27 May 2008 on sigurros.com.[4] It was filmed in May 2008 by Arni & Kinski, who has previously directed the band's "Glósóli", "Viðrar vel til loftárása" and "Hoppípolla" videos, as well as collaborating with Ryan McGinley, whose recent work has been used as the cover art for Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and the consequent singles. Cinematographer Christopher Doyle shot the video.[5]

The video shows a group of 10 or so young adults participating in nudism or naturism.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download, Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Gobbledigook" 3:08


Chart (2008) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 69
Iceland (Tónlist)[7] 9

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
France 27 May 2008 Digital download EMI n/a
United Kingdom
Europe CD-R (Contemporary hit radio) CDEMDJ755
United Kingdom CD-R (Contemporary hit radio, BBC Radio 1 rotation) 50999 2 27253 2 5


  1. ^ "Sigur Rós Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust EU CD". popplagid.com. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008) Retrieved 2009-01-12
  3. ^ "The 100 Best Tracks of 2008". Pitchfork Media. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
  4. ^ SIGUR RÓS. "SIGUR RÓS : Gobbledigook". sigurros.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  5. ^ "sigur rós - discography » með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Öll Íslensk tónlist á einum stað" (in Icelandic). Tónlist.is. Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2010-07-16.