Satellite (Dave Matthews Band song)

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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"
"Too Much"
"Ants Marching"
"Too Much"
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]


"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


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


  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.