Uno (song)

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

"Uno" is a song by English 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.


"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
  1. "Uno" – 3:38
  2. "Jimmy Kane" – 3:29
  3. "Forced In" – 5:11



  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". Kerrang! (Interview: Transcript). Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  5. ^ "music videos". Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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