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"Internet Connection"
Single by M.I.A.
from the album Maya
Released11 January 2011 (2011-01-11)
RecordedAlternative hip hop
M.I.A. singles chronology
"It Takes a Muscle"
"Internet Connection"
"Bad Girls"

"Internet Connection" is a song by British recording artist M.I.A. from the deluxe edition of her third studio album, Maya (2010). The track was written and produced by Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam, and Blaqstarr.[1] Originally titled "I'm Down Like Your Internet Connection", the song was inspired by the issues M.I.A. had with her own Internet connection and a lengthy phone call with Verizon tech support. She eventually asked one of the workers to sing the lyrics down the phone, and used the recording in the final track.[2] The song was released as the seventh and final single from the album, on 11 January 2011 as a digital download, under license to XL Recordings and exclusive license to Interscope in the USA. The EP featured remixes by artists including Flux Pavilion, Buraka Som Sistema, Huoratron and Tony Senghore.[3]

Track listing

Digital download[4]
  1. "Internet Connection" (Flux Pavilion Remix) – 5:06
  2. "Internet Connection" (Buraka Som Sistema Remix) – 5:31
  3. "Internet Connection" (Huoratron Remix) – 7:05
  4. "Internet Connection" (Tony Senghore Remix) – 7:16
Promo CD[5]
  1. "Internet Connection" – 2:49
  2. "Internet Connection" (instrumental) – 2:42

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide 11 January 2011 Digital download, streaming XL Recordings, Interscope


  1. ^ Maya (deluxe edition liner notes). M.I.A. N.E.E.T Recordings. 2010. XLCD497X.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ Caryn Ganz (8 January 2010). "M.I.A. Teams With Blaqstarr, Verizon Workers for Summer Disc - Rolling Stone". www.rollingstone.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ Larry Fitzmaurice (11 January 2011). ""Internet Connection (Huoratron Rum Aid Remix)" | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Internet Connection (The Remixes) - EP". iTunes. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ "M.I.A. (2) - Internet Connection (CDr) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 8 August 2016.