Internet Connection

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"Internet Connection"
M.I.A. - Internet Connection.jpg
Single by M.I.A.
from the album Maya
Released11 January 2011 (2011-01-11)
FormatDigital download
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.
  2. ^ Caryn Ganz (January 8, 2010). "M.I.A. Teams With Blaqstarr, Verizon Workers for Summer Disc - Rolling Stone". Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Larry Fitzmaurice (January 11, 2011). ""Internet Connection (Huoratron Rum Aid Remix)" | Pitchfork". Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Internet Connection (The Remixes) - EP". iTunes. January 11, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "M.I.A. (2) - Internet Connection (CDr) at Discogs". Retrieved August 8, 2016.