Middle of Nowhere (song)

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"Middle of Nowhere"
Single by Hot Hot Heat
from the album Elevator
B-side"Pickin' It Up"
ReleasedJuly 18, 2005
Format7", CD
GenreIndie rock
LabelSire Records
Songwriter(s)Steve Bays, Dante DeCaro, Paul Hawley, Dustin Hawthorne
Producer(s)Dave Sardy
Hot Hot Heat singles chronology
"Goodnight Goodnight"
"Middle of Nowhere"
"Christmas Day In the Sun"
Music video
"Middle of Nowhere" on YouTube

"Middle of Nowhere" is a song by Canadian indie rock band Hot Hot Heat and is taken from their second album, Elevator. The song was released in the UK and US as the second single from Elevator on July 18, 2005.

The song reached #23 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart[1], as well as reaching a high of #47 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The music video was directed by Marc Webb.[3]

This song was featured in USA's show, Psych, in episode 10 of season 1, entitled "From Earth to Starbucks", in two scenes, both in Tom Blair's Pub. The first was at the beginning of the show, when Shawn Spencer (James Roday is on a date with a woman who has just got out of a relationship and his subsequent conversation with Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) regarding the latter's separation anniversary. The second occurrence is also set in Tom Blair's Pub, in the closing shot, when Shawn joins his father, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), for a beer at the bar.[4]

This song was also featured in The CW's show, One Tree Hill, in episode 21 of season 3, entitled "Over the Hills and Far Away", during the re-enactments of Nathan and Haley's relationship.[5]


  1. ^ "Hot Hot Heat Middle Of Nowhere Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  2. ^ "HOT HOT HEAT | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  3. ^ "Hot Hot Heat - Middle of nowhere @ mvdbase.com". mvdbase.com - the music video database. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  4. ^ "Music from Psych S1E10". Tunefind. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  5. ^ "Music from One Tree Hill S3E21". Tunefind. Retrieved 2018-07-03.