The Salmon Dance

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"The Salmon Dance"
The salmon dance 1.jpg
Single by The Chemical Brothers
from the album We Are the Night
Released 10 September 2007
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Genre
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Songwriter(s) Derrick Lemel Stewart, Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons
Producer(s) The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers singles chronology
"Do It Again"
(2007)
"The Salmon Dance"
(2007)
"Midnight Madness"
(2008)

"Do It Again"
(2007)
"The Salmon Dance"
(2007)
"Midnight Madness"
(2008)

"The Salmon Dance" is a song by the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the seventh track on their 2007 studio album We Are the Night. It features vocals by Fatlip and was released as the second single from the album on 10 September 2007.[1]

The video, directed by Dom & Nic, features a boy (played by British actor Rory Jennings[2]) looking at his fish tank, which is home to Fatlip the Piranha, his friend "Sammy the Salmon" (actually a squirrel fish), Puffa the beatboxing Pufferfish, a lionfish, and various other tropical fish such as seahorses, butterflyfish, angelfish and tangs.[citation needed] It is featured in Season 3, Episode 3 "The Black Clock of Time" of Bored to Death.

The single has reached number ten on the New Zealand RIANZ singles chart, mainly due to downloads and airplay.[3] It also reached No.27 in the UK singles chart, and as of 2017, remains their last UK Top 40 hit. Its video was also nominated for a MTV Europe Music Award in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" single
  1. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  2. "Snooprah"
UK 12" single
  1. "The Salmon Dance (Album Version)"
  2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8"
  3. "The Salmon Dance (Crookers 'Wow' Mix)"
  4. "The Salmon Dance (Hervé Mix)"
UK CD single
  1. "The Salmon Dance (Radio Edit)" – 3:07
  2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" – 6:32
iTunes remix single
  1. "The Salmon Dance (Heavily Smoked By the Glimmers)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ HMV Music
  2. ^ "The Chemical Brothers "The Salmon Dance" | HIP Video Promo". HIP Video Promo. Retrieved 2017-11-23. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "charts.org.nz - The Chemical Brothers - The Salmon Dance". www.charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2017-11-23.