Invincible (Muse song)

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Invincible cover.jpg
Single by Muse
from the album Black Holes and Revelations
B-side "Glorious" (7")
Released 26 February 2007
Length 5:00 (Album version)
4:06 (Radio edit)
Label Warner Bros., Helium-3
Songwriter(s) Matthew Bellamy
Muse singles chronology
"Knights of Cydonia"
"Map of the Problematique"
"Knights of Cydonia"
(November 2006)
(April 2007)
"Map of the Problematique"
(June 2007)
DVD Single
DVD Single
7" Single
7" Single
Black Holes and Revelations track listing
"Soldier's Poem"
HAARP track listing
"Butterflies and Hurricanes"

"Invincible" is a song by English rock band Muse, released as the fourth single from their fourth studio album Black Holes & Revelations on 9 April 2007 in the United Kingdom (see 2007 in British music).[1] The single debuted at #21 on 15 April, becoming the first single from Black Holes and Revelations not to debut in the Top 20 the first week physical formats were available.[2] Bellamy cites David Bowie’s "Heroes" as an influence to the song.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jonnie Ross.[3] The video premiered in the United Kingdom on 16 March 2007 at around 11:50pm on Channel 4. It can be seen at the band's official website. The song's length in the video is shorter than the album version but longer than the radio edit, lasting 4:30. It was filmed in Dublin before a concert.[4]

The music video features the band playing through an "It's a Small World"-styled amusement park ride that goes through the events of the history of the world, including prehistoric dinosaur times, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome and World War II. There are also allusions to the September 11, 2001 attacks and evolution. The climax involves extraterrestrials with UFOs and giant mouse robots attacking the modern city. Humanity sounds the alarm, and all eras come together to prevail.

Track listing[edit]

CD single (HEL3005CD)
No. Title Length
1. "Invincible" (Album Version) 5:03
2. "Knights of Cydonia" (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) 4:53
DVD single (HEL3005DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Invincible" (Audio) 4:30
2. "Invincible" (Video) 4:30
3. "Invincible" (Video; Live in Milan) 5:27
7" Picture disc (HEL3005)
No. Title Length
1. "Invincible" 5:00
2. "Glorious" 4:40


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
UK Singles Chart 21[2]


  1. ^ "Muse confirm new single". NME. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b "BBC - Radio 1 - Chart - Singles". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Invincible Music Video". Muselive. 25 February 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2007. 
  4. ^ "Invincible Music Video". 2007-03-04. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 

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