Uno (song)

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"Uno"
Single by Muse
from the album Showbiz
B-side "Agitated" (7")
Released 14 June 1999
Format 7", CD
Recorded April 1999 (1999-04) at RAK Studios, London, England
Genre
Length 3:38 (album version)
3:00 (radio edit)
Label Taste/Mushroom
Writer(s) Matthew Bellamy
Producer(s)
Muse singles chronology
"Uno"
(1999)
"Cave"
(1999)
German Enhanced CD cover
French CD cover
Showbiz track listing
"Unintended"
(7)
"Uno"
(8)
"Sober"
(9)

"Uno" is a song by English alternative rock band Muse. It was released as the lead single from the band's 1999 debut studio album Showbiz.

It was well received by critics,[citation needed] but only reached number 73 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Background and composition[edit]

The song originally featured on Muse's second EP Muscle Museum EP. During recording, the amp used for the guitar blew up. This also happened with other songs while recording Showbiz.[3]

Music videos[edit]

Three music videos were produced for "Uno". The first was recorded on Tower Bridge and depicts the band members standing still amongst moving masses of people, with clips from a live soundcheck intercut. This video has been condemned by the band, who have described it as "shameful" and "embarrassing".[4]

The second video—directed by Wolf Gresens and Bernard Wedig[5]—shows the band playing in a room while a woman navigates through a series of corridors in an attempt to find them. She reaches a door behind which Matthew Bellamy appears to stand, though upon opening it she finds a large pit, which she manages to avoid falling into. The video ends with the woman staring at a door numbered '1', which appears to be the same as the one she started at.

The third promotional video for "Uno" is made up completely of live performances.

Release[edit]

"Uno" was issued on 7" vinyl (backed with "Agitated") and partially transparent CD (with the B-sides "Jimmy Kane" and "Forced In"). Also, an acoustic version of the song was released on standard 7" vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matthew Bellamy.

7" vinyl
  1. "Uno" (alternative version) – 3:44
  2. "Agitated" – 2:19
CD
  1. "Uno" – 3:38
  2. "Jimmy Kane" – 3:29
  3. "Forced In" – 5:11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollitt, Tim (28 September 1999). "Muse Takes Off Into the American Music Scene". The Michigan Journal 29. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Muse | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Muse Interview - Gonzo 2003". 
  4. ^ Matthew Bellamy; Christopher Wolstenholme; Dominic Howard (2005). Inside Trax (Transcript). (Interview). Kerrang!. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ "music videos". microcuts.net. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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