Natural Blues

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"Natural Blues"
2000 Natural Blues.jpeg
Single by Moby
from the album Play
  • "Whispering Wind"
  • "Sick in the System"
Released 2000
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Length 4:17 (album version)
3:03 (single version)
Songwriter(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
"Natural Blues"
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
"Natural Blues"
Alternative cover
German CD maxi-single
German CD maxi-single

"Natural Blues" is a song by American electronica musician Moby, released as the fifth single from his 1999 studio album Play. It samples "Trouble So Hard" by American folk singer Vera Hall. It was first released in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 11. The song received remixes by Paul Oakenfold, Mike D, Peace Division, Katcha and the Olmec Heads.

Music videos[edit]

There are two different music videos for the song. One was directed by David LaChapelle and featured Christina Ricci and Fairuza Balk. It won MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video.[citation needed] It was nominated for The Best International video in the MuchMusic Video Awards.[citation needed]

The other is animated in the same style and with the same characters as in the music video for "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?". It was animated and directed by Susi Wilkinson, Hotessa Laurence, and Filipe Alçada.[citation needed]

Cover version[edit]

A cover of "Natural Blues" performed live at First Avenue by Mark Mallman was released on his 2003 CD Live from First Avenue, Minneapolis.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Natural Blues" (Single Version) – 3:03
  2. "The Whispering Wind" – 6:08
  3. "Sick in the System" – 4:17
  1. "Natural Blues" (Perfecto Remix)
  2. "Natural Blues" (Mike D Edit)
  3. "Natural Blues" (Peace Division Edit)
12MUTE251 (UK)
  1. "Natural Blues"
  2. "Natural Blues" (Mike D Remix)
  3. "Natural Blues" (Perfecto Dub)


Chart (2000) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[2] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 28
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[4] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 13
France (SNEP)[6] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 46
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 18
Italy (FIMI)[9] 19
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 66
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 28
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 11
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[13] 11
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales[13] 6
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[13] 24
Chart (2010) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten)[14]
Lulu Rouge vs. Stella Polaris Remix edition


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