Porcelain (song)

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"Porcelain"
Single by Moby featuring Pilar Basso
from the album Play
B-side "Flying Over the Dateline", "Summer"
Released June 12, 2000
Format CD, 12"
Genre Electronica, ambient, downtempo
Length

3:32 (single version)

4:02 album version)

3:08 (radio edit)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Moby
Moby featuring Pilar Basso singles chronology
"Natural Blues"
(2000)
"Porcelain"
(2000)
"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? / Honey" (remix featuring Kelis)
(2001)

"Porcelain" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. It is the third track from his album Play. It was the sixth single from that album. The song was released on June 12, 2000 in the UK. It reached number 5 in the UK charts. This is Moby's highest chart position there so far.[1] The song was released in the U.S. two months later, on August 22. It was in the 1998 movie Playing by Heart before it was released in the U.S. It was also on the soundtrack to the 2000 movie The Beach.

Chart positions[change | edit source]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[2] 56 (I)
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 6
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[4] 2
Dutch Singles Chart 68
French Singles Chart 99
German Singles Chart 63
Irish Singles Chart 26
New Zealand Singles Chart 17
Swiss Singles Chart 79
UK Singles Chart 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 14
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 18

(I): In Australia, the song was released as an A-side with "Honey".

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Porcelain by Moby". Songfacts. http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=16149. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. "Top 100 Singles - Week Commencing 1st January 2001". pandora.nla.gov.au. Archived from the original on 2006. http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/23790/20020221-0000/www.aria.com.au/issue566.PDF. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  3. "Ultratop.be – Moby – Porcelain" (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  4. "Ultratop.be – Moby – Porcelain" (in French). Ultratop 40. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.