Language (Dave Dobbyn song)

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"Language"
Single by Dave Dobbyn
from the album Twist
B-side "Whaling (live) / Belltower (live) / Language (potmix)"
Released September 1994(New Zealand)
Format CD, 7"
Recorded 1994
Genre Rock
Songwriter(s) Dave Dobbyn
Dave Dobbyn singles chronology
"Don't Hold Your Breath"
(1994)
"Language"
(1994)
"Lap of the Gods"
(1994)
"Don't Hold Your Breath"
(1994)
"Language"
(1994)
"Lap of the Gods"
(1994)
Music video
"Language" at NZ on Screen

Language is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn, released in 1994 as the first single from the Twist album. The song reached number 4 on the New Zealand charts.[1]

Background[edit]

Dobbyn began writing the song while in Sydney.[2] He had originally played 'Language' as an acoustic song, however, Twist producer Neil Finn suggested speeding it up and giving it more of a rock sound.[3]

Legacy[edit]

Language was voted the 35th best New Zealand song of the 20th century by APRA, and featured on the related Nature's Best 2 CD. It was also included on the live album Together in Concert: Live, which was performed with Bic Runga and Tim Finn.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Language: Chart Performance". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Dobbyn, Dave. "Twist: Discography". Website. Sony Music. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dave Dobbyn: Homegrown". Documentary. NZ On Screen.