In the Meantime (Spacehog song)

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"In the Meantime"
Single by Spacehog
from the album Resident Alien
Released March 19, 1996 (US)[1]
July 1996 (Europe)[2]
Format CD Single
Recorded 1995
Genre Alternative rock, glam rock[2]
Length 4:58
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Royston Langdon
Producer(s) Bryce Goggin
Spacehog singles chronology
"In the Meantime"
"Cruel to Be Kind"

"In the Meantime" is a song by English alternative rock band Spacehog, from their debut album Resident Alien. It hit the top of the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It samples the Penguin Cafe Orchestra song "Telephone and Rubber Band".

Track listing[edit]

US CD single
  1. "In the Meantime" - 5:01
  2. "To Be a Millionaire...Was It Likely? (Live)" - 3:41
Europe CD single
  1. "In the Meantime" - 4:31
  2. "Zeroes" - 6:38
  3. "To Be a Millionaire...Was It Likely? (Live)" - 3:35

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 40
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[3] 33
Canadian RPM Alternative 30[4] 6
New Zealand Singles Chart 45
UK Singles Chart 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 32
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 2

In other media[edit]

Mashup artist Girl Talk layered "In the Meantime" over the Terror Squad hip-hop song, "Lean Back" in his album All Day.

An excerpt of the re-recorded version of the song is used as the opening theme to the VH1 television series Hindsight in addition to appearing on the show's second episode.

The song features as a playable track in videogames Guitar Hero 5 (having been re-recorded by the band) and Rock Band 3 (in its original version present in Resident Alien).

The song is the opening music to David Spade's 1998 HBO special "Take The Hit".


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