Side (song)

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"Side"
Side single.png
Single by Travis
from the album The Invisible Band
Released17 September 2001
FormatCD, 7" vinyl
Recorded2000–01
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:59
LabelIndependiente
Songwriter(s)Fran Healy
Producer(s)Steve Orchard
Travis singles chronology
"Sing"
(2001)
"Side"
(2001)
"Flowers in the Window"
(2002)

"Side" is the second single taken from Scottish rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band. The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

Music video[edit]

The video for the song has a UFO theme, similar to The X-Files television series. The video begins with three boys looking for UFOs through their bedroom skylight. When one hovers overhead, they go outside and follow it, only for it to land in a cavern in the desert, where they find Travis performing the song. At the end of the video, the band are abducted by aliens while they are performing out in the desert. Fittingly, the clip ends with a newspaper article regarding their disappearance, which coincides with the sightings.

B-sides[edit]

The single's B-sides include two tracks taken from a gig the group played at the Glasgow Barrowlands in June 2001, including their hit single "Driftwood" and a cover of the Mott the Hoople classic "All the Young Dudes", which was originally written by David Bowie, and features lead vocals by Dougie. Another issue of the single includes a cover of the Bob Dylan song "You're a Big Girl Now".

Track listing[edit]

  • UK CD1
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "Driftwood" (Live At Barrowlands) - 3:54
  3. "All the Young Dudes" (Live At Barrowlands) - 4:04
  • UK CD2
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "You're a Big Girl Now" - 3:58
  3. "Ancient Train" - 2:35
  • 7" Vinyl / Cassette Single
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "All the Young Dudes" (Live At Barrowlands) - 4:04
  • European Single
  1. "Side" - 3:57
  2. "Ancient Train" - 2:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001–2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 71
France (SNEP)[2] 53
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 86
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 33
Italy (FIMI)[5] 13
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 97
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 20
Poland (LP3)[8] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[9] 9
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 52
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 14
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 19
US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)[13] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  2. ^ "Lescharts.com – Travis – Side" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Travis – Side". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Chart Track: Week 38, 2001". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Travis – Side". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Travis – Side" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Travis – Side". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Notowanie nr1026". LP3 (in Polish). 28 September 2001. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Travis – Side". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Travis Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Travis Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 February 2014.