King of Snake

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"King of Snake"
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Single by Underworld
Released 16 August 1999
Format 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Progressive trance
Length 8:56
Label Junior Boy's Own
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson, Giorgio Moroder, Peter Bellotte, Donna Summer
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Underworld singles chronology
"Jumbo"
(1999)
"King of Snake"
(1999)
"Bruce Lee"
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[1]

"King of Snake" is a song by Underworld. It was played live many times in improv versions, then released on two promo-only 12-inch singles. This is the second release of the new single from Beaucoup Fish. The song contained an interpolation of the bassline from the Donna Summer single "I Feel Love". The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 17.[2]

Track listings[edit]

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5008793 (UK) Part 1/2[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  3. "King of Snake (Slam Remix)" – 7:31

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5008798 (UK) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Barking Mix) – 3:53
  2. "King of Snake (Ashley Beedle's Save Our Discos Re-Edit)" – 8:31
  3. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) – 6:03
  • "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" (Video)

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5009623 (SE)[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5010853 (IT)[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Barking Mix) – 3:53
  3. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  4. "King of Snake (Dino Lenny Remix)" – 7:58
  5. "King of Snake (Coccoluto Remix)" – 8:34
  6. "King of Snake (Martinez Orchestramix) – 8:04
  • "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" (Video)

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5009573 (AU)[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Barking Mix) – 3:53
  3. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  4. "King of Snake (Ashley Beedle's Save Our Discos Re-Edit)" – 8:31
  5. "King of Snake (Slam Remix)" – 7:31
  6. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) – 6:03
  • "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" (Video)

CD : V2 Japan; V2CI 49 (JP)[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  3. "King of Snake (Ashley Beedle's Save Our Discos Re-Edit)" – 8:31
  4. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) – 6:03
  5. "King of Snake (Barking Mix) – 3:53
  6. "King of Snake (Slam Remix)" – 7:31
  7. "King of Snake (Original Version)" – 8:56
  • "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" (Video)

CD : V2; 63881-27622-2A (US) as part of the Beaucoup Fish Singles box set[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Barking Mix) – 3:53
  3. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  4. "King of Snake (Slam Remix)" – 7:31
  5. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) – 6:03
  • "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" (Video)

CD : Junior Boy's Own; (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Rick's Bungalow Mix 7" Edit)" – 4:07
  2. "King of Snake (Rick's Bungalow Mix)" – 8:53

CD : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5008623P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Straight (Mate) Mix)" – 3:51
  2. "King of Snake (Barking Mix)" – 3:53

12" : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5008796 (UK) Part 1/2[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Original Version)" – 8:49
  2. "King of Snake (Ashley Beedle's Save Our Discos Re-Edit)" – 6:03
  3. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56

12" : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5009806 (UK) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Rick's Bungalow Remix)" – 8:49
  2. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix) " – 6:03

12" : Junior Boy's Own; JBO5010856 (IT)[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Dino Lenny Remix)" – 7:58
  2. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:54
  3. "King of Snake (Coccoluto Mix)" – 8:34
  4. "King of Snake (Martinez Orchestramix)" – 8:04

12": Junior Boy's Own; JBO5005816P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Original Version)" – 8:56
  2. "King of Snake (Dave Angel Rework)" – 6:54

12": Junior Boy's Own; JBO5005826P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix)" – 6:01
  2. "Kittens" – 7:30

2x12": Junior Boy's Own; JBO5008606P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "King of Snake (Original Version)" – 8:35
  2. "King of Snake (Ashley Beedle's Save Our Discos Re-Edit)" – 8:23
  3. "King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)" – 6:56
  4. "King of Snake (Slam Remix)" – 7:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[3] 82
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[4] 28
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 22
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 17
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[7] 2
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[8] 1

Notes[edit]

  • There were several exclusive releases for this; Ricks Mixes on CD were promo only.
  • There were three exclusive mixes for Italy released on 12", and CD.

Appearances[edit]

  • "King of Snake" appears on Beaucoup Fish.
  • "King of Snake" appears in the 2011 film biutiful

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/8347-king-of-snake-eps/
  2. ^ "Chart Log UK". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Underworld – King of Snake" (in Dutch). Ultratop Dance. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-08-22". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "Underworld: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-08-22" UK Dance Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 1999-08-22" UK Indie Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2017.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Rendez-Vu" by Basement Jaxx
UK Independent Singles Chart number-one single
22 August 1999 - 28 August 1999
Succeeded by
"Sing It Back" by Moloko