|Single by Bush|
|from the album Razorblade Suitcase|
|Released||15 October 1996|
|Length||4:51 (Album Version)
4:08 (UK Radio Edit)
4:22 (Australian Radio Edit)
4:25 (music video)
|Bush singles chronology|
'Swallowed' is a song by British alternative rock band Bush. It was included on the 1996 album Razorblade Suitcase, which topped the Billboard 200 chart. It was later included on the remix album Deconstructed, the live album Zen X Four, and the Bush greatest hits compilation. The song was featured in the TV series Cold Case and My Mad Fat Diary. A remix of the song was featured in the film The Jackal.
"Swallowed" was released as the first single from the follow-up to their massively successful debut album, Sixteen Stone, which was released two years earlier. Upon release, the song topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for seven consecutive weeks and peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart. This is the longest Bush ever stayed at number one on any chart. It was also Bush's biggest hit in their native Britain, where it peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart. It was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 1998 Grammy Awards, but lost to the Smashing Pumpkins' "The End Is the Beginning Is the End". This was the band's fourth crossover hit to Top 40 radio after "Comedown", "Glycerine", and "Machinehead".
The song is in A-flat major.
The music video, directed by Jamie Morgan, was filmed in October 1996 and released later that month, is set in a retro apartment with myriad alternative youths. A neon crucifix (which would later become the album cover for Deconstructed) is frequently interspersed amongst the antics of houseguests. The video was shot at Twickenham Studios England and in Florida
The video was nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards.
- UK CD 1 Single IND95528
- UK CD 2 Single INDX95528
- AUS CD Single IND95519 (Cardsleeve)
- "Swallowed [Radio Edit]" - 4:22
- "Broken TV" - 4:28
- "Communicator" - 4:24
- "Glycerine [Live At Pinkpop, Holland]" - 4:42
|Australia ARIA Charts||25|
|Canadian RPM Singles Chart||5|
|Canadian RPM Alternative 30||1|
|Irish Singles Chart||22|
|UK Singles Chart||7|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)||2|
|US Radio Songs (Billboard)||27|
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- http://www.fireballmedia.ie, Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Group -. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know".
- "BUSH - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company".
- "Bush – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Bush. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- "Bush – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Bush. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- "Bush – Chart history" Billboard Radio Songs for Bush. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
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