Timebomb (Chumbawamba song)

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"Timebomb"
Timebomb chumbawamba.jpeg
Single by Chumbawamba
from the album Anarchy
Released 1993
Label One Little Indian (UK, 1993)
Chumbawamba singles chronology
"Enough Is Enough"
(1993)
"Timebomb"
(1993)
"Homophobia"
(1994)

"Timebomb" is a single from Chumbawamba's album Anarchy. It reached #59 on UK Charts in 1993. It was supported by a music video which can be seen here. The album version of "Timebomb" combined elements of both the main single version and the "Techno Timebomb" remix, which included as a B-side on this single.

The chorus of the song is derived from Stephen Stills' Buffalo Springfield song "For What It's Worth" .

The single also includes a cover of Leon Rosselson's 1975 song "The World Turned Upside Down", which was originally made popular by fellow English singer/songwriter Billy Bragg. The song is a song about the 17th Century Digger Commune's struggles against their landowners, and shares a lot of lyrical themes with the 1649 Gerrard Winstanley composition "Diggers' Song", which was also recorded by Chumbawamba on their English Rebel Songs 1381-1914 album

Track listing[edit]

  1. Timebomb (4:09)
  2. Techno Timebomb (4:22)
  3. The World Turned Upside Down (2:15) (written by Leon Rosselson)

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