|Single by Pendulum|
|from the album In Silico|
|Released||4 November 2007|
|Format||12", CD, download|
|Genre||Drum and bass, breakbeat, electronic rock|
|Length||4:41 (album version)
3:45 (radio edit)
|Label||Warner Music UK|
|Producer(s)||Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen|
|Pendulum singles chronology|
"Granite" is the first single from Australian drum and bass band Pendulum's second studio album In Silico. It was released through Warner Music UK, and through the band's new Ear Storm imprint with Warner Music Group. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on 11 November 2007, peaking at number 29 on 2 December. The single is supposedly inspired by the likes of video game boss battles, including the theme of various battles against the Mario series' Bowser; it directly samples the beginning of the music from the castle stages in Super Mario World. Q Magazine named it 24th in the 50 top records of December 2007. When played in reverse, the main melody changes into the melody used in the end of the song, and vice versa. The song is featured in Need for Speed Undercover.
The music video is centred on the theme of ufology and aliens visiting Earth. The video features "amateur" video footage of various UFO sightings over cities and famous landmarks and monuments, as well as simulated news footage. Some of the UFOs resemble Pendulum's logo on their "In Silico" album and were later seen again in the music video for their other single "The Other Side". Locations include: Rome, Italy; Brussels, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; Mexico City, Mexico; Paris, France; and London, England. In the last few images of the video a ghostly silhouette of an alien can be seen from an upstairs window.
"Granite" entered the UK Singles Chart on 11 November 2007 at number 48 based solely on downloads from iTunes and 7digital. Following the release of physical formats the song peaked at number 29 on 2 December, making it their second most successful original hit to date at the time – their remix of "Voodoo People" originally by The Prodigy having reached number twenty on 2 October 2005. This achievement was later surpassed by their next single "Propane Nightmares" which peaked in the charts at number nine. "Granite" remained in the chart for a total of six weeks.
|UK Singles Chart||29|
|Worldwide||4 November 2007||download single||none|
|United Kingdom||26 November 2007||12" single||WEA436T|
|2 December 2007||download reissue||none|
Formats and track listings
These are the major formats and associated track listings of single releases of "Granite".
Limited edition 12" single
Promo CD single
The following people contributed to "Granite".
- Rob Swire – vocals, synthesizer, mixing
- Peredur ap Gwynedd – guitars
- Paul Kodish – drums
- Gareth McGrillen - bass
- Simon Askew – mixing
- Dave Bascombe – mixing
- John Davis – mastering
- Pendulum - Granite. acharts. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
- Prodigy - Voodoo People / Out Of Space. acharts. Retrieved 6 August 2008.
- "Granite" (12"). Discogs. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
- "Granite" (CD, Single). Discogs. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
- "Granite" (12", Ltd, Promo, S/Sided, Etch). Discogs. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
- "Granite" (CD, Single, Promo). Discogs. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
- "In Silico" (CD, Album). Discogs. Retrieved 9 July 2008.