King for a Day (Jamiroquai song)

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"King for a Day"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Synkronized
B-side "Supersonic"
Released 29 November 1999 (1999-11-29)
Genre Baroque pop
Length 3:38
Label Sony Soho Square
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"King for a Day"
"Black Capricorn Day"
"King for a Day"
"Black Capricorn Day"

"King for a Day" is the fourth single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's fourth studio album, Synkronized.

The song was written by Jay Kay. The song is a "tribute" to bassist Stuart Zender, who left the band shortly before Synkronized was completed. Jay Kay subsequently rerecorded all the songs on the album without Zender, and added "King for a Day" as the final track on the album.

The song reached #20 on the UK Singles Chart. The single is renowned for being the first Jamiroquai single not only to include a remix of a non-single, but to include an enhanced element as well. The video features Jay Kay walking around an old mansion, where each room has a member of the band.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1 (667973 2)
  1. "King for a Day" – 3:38
  2. "Planet Home" (Trabant Brothers Inc. Remix) – 7:20
  3. "Supersonic" (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Ace Klub Mix) – 6:58
UK CD2 (667973 5)
  1. "King for a Day" – 3:38
  2. "Canned Heat" (Shanks & Bigfoot Extended Master Mix) – 6:29
  3. "Supersonic" (Radio Edit) – 3:40
  4. "Supersonic" (Video) – 3:56


Chart (1999/2000) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[1] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 89
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 51
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 20


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