Around The World

Album: Homework (1996)
Charted: 5 61
  • The entirety of the lyrics are the phrase "Around the world" repeated 144 times. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Eric - Vancouver, Canada
  • Michel Gondry directed the video. He has quite an imagination, and for this song, he had different characters representing different sounds in the song all moving around a circle.

    Among the characters are four disco girls moving up and down a set of stairs, symbolizing the ascending/descending bass guitar. Gondry recalled to NME: "Chic always makes me dance. When I did the video for 'Around The World' I built the stairs for the dancers because every time I hear the bassline from 'Good Times' I picture a little guy going up and down the stairs."
  • Daft Punk are the French duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They recorded a track with the English band Stereolab called "Cindy So Loud," which was described as "Daft Punk" (meaning they didn't like it) by the British music magazine Melody Maker. This provided the name for the band. Their first album, which includes this track, was called "Homework" because they recorded it in Bangalter's home studio. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
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Comments: 9

  • Ian from Oklahoma City, OkIn the music video, the characters are supposed to represent the different instruments.

    It goes something like this:

    Androids = The repeating vocals
    Swimsuit Dancers = High-pitched synth
    Skeletons = Low-pitched synth
    Strange Athletes = Bass
    Mummies = Drums
  • Ian from Oklahoma City, OkIn the music video, the characters are supposed to represent the different instruments.

    It goes something like this:

    Androids = The repeating vocals
    Swimsuit Dancers = High-pitched synth
    Skeletons = Low-pitched synth
    Strange Athletes = Bass
    Mummies = Drums
  • Ian from Oklahoma City, OkIn the music video, the characters are supposed to represent the different instruments.

    It goes something like this:

    Androids = The repeating vocals
    Swimsuit Dancers = High-pitched synth
    Skeletons = Low-pitched synth
    Strange Athletes = Bass
    Mummies = Drums
  • Jason from San Francisco, CaI think this song has a great beat to it. It's so neat the way they say "around the world a-round the wo-orld around the world"
  • Ben from Hillsborough, NjI suggest you stop getting into what other people want to do, and get on with your own life.
  • Erik from Fairfield County, CtQuin, if you do that then I suggest you find something better to do with your life.
  • Quin from Alpine, UtI counted myslef and came up with 146 "around the world" lines...
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesI think this would have made a good instrumental - it was ruined by the distorted voice repeating "Around The World" over and over. Follw-up single "Burning" was even better
  • Paul from Galway, Irelandunreal pokemon, yugioh type video. really captured the drama of the girl and the lead singer. but the fat drummer ruined it. great floorfiller
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