Two Months Off

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"Two Months Off"
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Single by Underworld
from the album A Hundred Days Off
B-side"Headset", "Tiny Clicks"
Released2 September 2002
Format12" vinyl, CD
GenreElectronica, trance
Length9:09
3:57 (radio edit)
LabelJunior Boy's Own
Songwriter(s)Rick Smith, Karl Hyde
Producer(s)Rick Smith, Karl Hyde
Underworld singles chronology
"Cowgirl (Live)"
(2000)
"Two Months Off"
(2002)
"Dinosaur Adventure 3D"
(2003)

"Two Months Off" is the first single by Underworld from the album A Hundred Days Off, originally released in 2002. This track was one of the first songs that they released as a duo. The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 12 as well as number two for three weeks on the US dance chart.[1]

The track contains samples from Don Airey's 1989 album K2.

A short spoken word vocal section can be heard above the track lead-in. The contributing artist for these vocals is Juanita Boxill, whose voice also features in "Little Speaker", track 5 of A Hundred Days Off.

Boxill is the namesake of separate Underworld single Juanita / Kiteless / To Dream of Love.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020093 (UK) Part 1/2[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58
  2. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17
  3. "Headset" – 5:58

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020098 (UK) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off" – 9:09
  2. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32
  3. "Tiny Clicks" – 2:13

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020818 (SE)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58
  2. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020813 (EU)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58
  2. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17
  3. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32
  4. "Two Months Off" – 9:09

CD: V2, V2A0009 (AU)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58
  2. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17
  3. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32
  4. "Tiny Clicks" – 2:13
  5. "Headset" – 5:58

CD: V2, V2CP 141 (JP)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58
  2. "Two Months Off" – 9:09
  3. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32
  4. "Tiny Clicks" – 2:13
  5. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17
  6. "Headset" – 5:58

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020093P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (Radio Edit)" – 3:58

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020096 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off" – 9:09
  2. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020090 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32
  2. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Mix 2)" – 7:00

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020096P (UK) promo; V2, V2AB-27753-1 (US) promo[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off" – 9:09

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5020090P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "Two Months Off (King Unique Sunspots Vocal Mix)" – 8:17
  2. "Two Months Off (John Ciafone Vocal Remix)" – 7:32

Appearances[edit]

A stripped down and slightly sonically reworked version of the song's bridge set the backdrop for the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

A cover of the song by Techno Masters was featured in Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2, a music video game produced by Konami.

It was also featured in EA Sports FIFA Football 2004's soundtrack.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 71
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 12
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 98
Italy (FIMI)[5] 46
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 54
UK Dance (Official Charts Company) 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 12
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[8] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 268.
  2. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Underworld – Two Months Off" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Underworld – Two Months Off". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Underworld – Two Months Off". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Underworld – Two Months Off" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Underworld: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Underworld Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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