6 Underground

Sneaker Pimps

About 6 Underground

"6 Underground" is a song by the English band Sneaker Pimps, from their debut studio album Becoming X. First released as a single in the United Kingdom in September 1996, the song reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart and had moderate radio airplay in the United States. After the song was used in the 1997 American film The Saint, radio stations began playing it more frequently; many stations continue to keep the song in their playlists. The single was re-released in the UK in May 1997, where it peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the song peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 7 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The cover artwork of the single uses a photograph of a Lego Space moonscape. The piece is from the Command Centre playset marketed by The Lego Group from 1978 to 1988. After the commercial success and popularity of the album version of the song, the group released several remixes, some of which became hits in dance clubs and radio stations with a dance format. The version most frequently heard on radio was the remix by Nellee Hooper (which appeared as a hidden track on the album). 


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Take me down
6 underground
The ground beneath your feet
Laid out low
Nothing to go
Nowhere a way to meet.

I've got a head full of drought
Down here
So far off of losing out
Round here
Overground, watch this space
I'm open to falling from grace.

Calm me down
Bring it round
Too way high off your street
I can see
Like nothing else
In me
You're better than I wannabe
Don't think 'cos I understand
I care,
Don't think 'cos I'm talking
We're friends
Overground, watch this space
I'm open to falling from grace

Talk me down
Safe and sound,
Too strung up to sleep
Wear me out
Scream and shout
Swear my time's never cheap
I fake my life like I've lived
Too much,
I take whatever you're given; not enough,

Overground, watch this
Space, I'm open
I fake my life like I've lived
Too much,
I take whatever you're given; not enough,
Overground, watch this
Space, I'm open
To falling
From grace.

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Sneaker Pimps

Sneaker Pimps was a British trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England in 1994. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in 1996) and particularly the singles "6 Underground", "Spin Spin Sugar", and "Tesko Suicide" from the same album. They took their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers. more »

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12 facts about this song

"6 Underground" was released as a single by British band Sneaker Pimps from their 1996 debut studio album, "Becoming X."
The song was notably popular, reaching number 15 on the UK Singles Chart and number 45 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Genre Classification
"6 Underground" is often classified under genres such as trip-hop, alternative rock, and electronica.
Unique Vocalist
This single was sung by the band member Kelli Dayton, who was the band's vocalist only for their first album, "Becoming X."
Sneaker Pimps were signed to Clean Up Records when "6 Underground" was released.
Several remixes of "6 Underground" were made, the most popular one was by Nellee Hooper, which had more radio plays than the original.
The title of "6 Underground" is supposedly taken from the 1995 British crime film "Shallow Grave," directed by Danny Boyle.
Music Video
The music video for the song, directed by Toby Tremlett, features the band in a glass elevator in a large hotel while different scenarios happen in each room.
Album Influence
"6 Underground" played a crucial factor in "Becoming X" going Gold in the U.S. in 1997.
Film Appearances
The song has been featured in several motion pictures, including "The Saint" and "Can't Hardly Wait," as well as more recently in the 2019 Netflix film with the same name, "6 Underground."
Cover Versions
"6 Underground" has been covered by artists like Marilyn Manson and Postmodern Jukebox, demonstrating its lasting influence.
Migration To DJ
After the departure of Kelli Dayton, the band continued with the remaining members, and the lead musician Chris Corner eventually migrated towards a more DJ and electronic style with his new project, IAMX.

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