Wandering Eye

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"Wandering Eye"
Wandering Eye.jpg
Single by Fat Freddy's Drop
from the album Based on a True Story
Released 12 December 2005
Genre Electro, reggae[1]
Length 5:05 (radio edit)
9:49 (album version)
Songwriter(s) MAXWELL/TAMAIRA/FAIUMU/LAING/KERR/GORDON
Audio sample

"Wandering Eye" is a single released from the band Fat Freddy's Drop in 2005. It was their first publicly released single and had an excellent response from the public.[clarification needed] This song features a multitude of instruments such as the trumpet, saxophone, guitar, vocals and a synthesizer.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying video clip for "Wandering Eye" is set in a local fish and chips store, where the band provides the locals with a meal. While they are serving the customers and cooking the meals they are singing the song. Later on, when it is time to close, the band go downstairs to perform a concert for the customers. The video features cameos from John Campbell, Carol Hirschfeld, Ladi6, and Danielle Cormack [2] and is directed and created by Mark Williams. The music video won the New Zealand Music "Tui" Award for Best Music Video.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the New Zealand Singles Chart at number 31, and peaked at number 6. It left the chart after 17 weeks.[4] It achieved gold sales by 17 October 2010.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Wandering Eye (EP)[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Wandering Eye" (Radio Edit) 5:05
2. "Wandering Eye" (Submariner Remix) 6:26
3. "Wandering Eye" (Fitchie's Instrumental) 8:01
4. "Wandering Eye" (Live Italia Reprise) 3:30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wandering Eye - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wandering Eye | Music Video". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  3. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (19 October 2006). "Fat Freddy's, Bic Runga star at Music Awards". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fat Freddys Drop - Wandering Eye". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Latest Gold/Platinum Singles". radioscope.net.nz. Retrieved 19 October 2010.