Natural Blues

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"Natural Blues"
2000 Natural Blues.jpeg
Single by Moby
from the album Play
B-side
  • "The Whispering Wind"
  • "Sick in the System"
Released 2000
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Length
  • 4:17 (album version)
  • 3:03 (single version)
Label
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"
(1999)
"Natural Blues"
(2000)
"Porcelain"
(2000)
Alternative cover
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]

CDMUTE251 (UK)
  1. "Natural Blues" (Single Version) - 3:03
  2. "The Whispering Wind" - 6:08
  3. "Sick in the System" - 4:17
LCDMUTE251 (UK)
  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)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
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
position
Denmark (Tracklisten)[14]
Lulu Rouge vs. Stella Polaris Remix edition
21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keil, Jason (November 20, 2003). "Mallman remains focused on his own vision". OnMilwaukee.com. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Natural Blues" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moby – Natural Blues" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 7283." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "Moby: Natural Blues" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moby – Natural Blues" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Moby – Natural Blues". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Natural Blues". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  9. ^ "Indice per Interprete: M" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Moby – Natural Blues" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Moby – Natural Blues". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  12. ^ "Archive Chart: 2000-03-18" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c "Moby – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Moby – Natural Blues (Lulu Rouge vs. Stella Polaris Remix)". Tracklisten.

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