Satellite (Dave Matthews Band song)

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"Satellite"
DMB Satellite.jpg
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
Released 1995
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 4:51 (Album Version)
4:14 (Cold Radio Version)
4:22 (Fade Radio Version)
Label Bama Rags Records
Songwriter(s) David J. Matthews
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Ants Marching"
(1994)
"Satellite"
(1995)
"Too Much"
(1996)
"Ants Marching"
(1994)
"Satellite"
(1995)
"Too Much"
(1996)
Audio sample

"Satellite" is a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in 1995 as the fifth and final single from their LP Under the Table and Dreaming. It reached #18 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song originally debuted on their album Remember Two Things. The guitar part for this song evolved from a finger exercise that Dave Matthews used to do.[1]

Content[edit]

"Satellite" references the classic nursery rhyme "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", in the line "...Like a diamond in the sky, how I wonder...".

Music video[edit]

Actor Johnny Galecki (Also seen in a TV series called The Big Bang Theory) appears in the music video for the song.

Cover versions[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Cold) — 4:14
  2. "Satellite" (Radio Version) (Fade) — 4:22
  3. "Satellite" (Album Version) — 4:50
  4. "Christmas Song" — 5:34

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995–96) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 55
US Billboard Pop Songs[2] 34
US Billboard Alternative Songs[2] 18
US Billboard Mainstream Rock[2] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rodgers, Jeffrey Pepper (1999). "Band in a Box", Acoustic Guitar, String Letter Publishing, 1999.
  2. ^ a b c d "Dave Matthews > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012.