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This article is about the single by Muse. For a definition of the word "unintended", see the Wiktionary entry unintended.
The "Unintended" CD1 cover.
Single by Muse
from the album Showbiz
B-side "Recess" (CD1)
"Nishe" (CD2)
Released 5 June 2000
Format 7", 2×CD, cassette
Recorded April 1999 at RAK Studios, London
Length 3:57
Label Taste/Mushroom
Writer(s) Matthew Bellamy
Muse singles chronology
(February 2000)
(June 2000)
"Muscle Museum" (re-release)
(October 2000)
Alternative cover
CD2 cover
Showbiz track listing
HAARP track listing
"New Born"
"Micro Cuts"

"Unintended" is the fifth single by English alternative rock band Muse, and the fifth and final original from their debut album, Showbiz released in 1999. The song was also released on 7" vinyl—backed with a live version of "Sober"—, double CD—backed with "Recess", a live acoustic version of "Falling Down", "Nishe" and a live acoustic version of "Hate This & I'll Love You"—and cassette—backed with "Recess"—on 5 June 2000 and reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart—an improvement of 2 positions on "Sunburn" and the highest of all the singles from the album.[1]

The song was featured on Trigger Happy TV during a skit in which a man, dressed in a snail suit, lay down on his stomach and inched across a street and also in another skit inside a cinema where many men dressed in tall wigs walk into the front row thus blocking the views of the audience behind them.

The lyrics tell the story of a person coming out of depression because they have recently found happiness from love, and they now wish to see their life through to the end.[citation needed]

The video features many lovers 'blending' around each other as Matthew Bellamy and the band sit around. The blending effect is achieved using the slit-scan technique.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matthew Bellamy

7" (MUSH72S)
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:57
2. "Sober" (live) 4:07
Total length:
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:57
2. "Recess"   3:35
3. "Falling Down" (live acoustic version) 5:10
4. "Unintended" (music video) 4:00
Total length:
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:57
2. "Nishe"   2:42
3. "Hate This & I'll Love You" (live acoustic version) 5:00
Total length:
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:59
2. "Recess"   3:37
Total length:
Promo CD (MUSE 8)
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:57
Total length:
Benelux CD (481.2004.22)
No. Title Length
1. "Unintended"   3:57
2. "Recess"   3:35
3. "Falling Down" (live acoustic version) 5:10
4. "Sober" (live) 4:07
Total length:

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 5 June 2000 Mushroom 7" MUSH72S
Benelux Play It Again Sam CD 481.2004.22


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