Galvanize

The Chemical Brothers

About Galvanize

"Galvanize" is a song by British electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers featuring vocals by Q-Tip. It was released on 22 November 2004 as the first single from their 2005 album Push the Button. It peaked at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the highest charting single in their native United Kingdom by The Chemical Brothers since "Hey Boy Hey Girl", which had also reached No. 3 in 1999. In Spain, it reached No. 1 and it held the top spot for two weeks. In Australia, the song was ranked No. 65 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004. 


Year:
2005
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Don't hold back
Cause you woke up in the mornin', with the mission to to move, so I make it harder
Don't hold back
If you think about it, so many people do, be cool man, look smarter.
Don't hold back
And you shouldn't even care, bout those losers in the air, and their crooked stares
Don't hold back
Cause there's a party over here, so you might as well be here, where the people care
Don't hold back

The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
Galvanize!

C'mon, c'mon c'mon.

Don't hold back
If you think about it too much, you may stumble, trip up, fall on your face
Don't hold back
You think its time you get up, crunch time, like a sit up, come on keep pace
Don't hold back
Put apprehension on the back burner, let it sit, don't even get it lit
Don't hold back
Get involved with the jam, don't be a prick, hot chick, be a dick.
Don't hold back

The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
The world, is holdin' back
The time has come to
Galvanize!

C'mon, c'mon c'mon.

World, the time has come to
Push the button
World, the time has come to
Push the button
World, the time has come to
Push the button
World, my finger, is on the button
My finger, is on the button
My finger, is on the button
Push the button
The time has come to
Galvanize

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons. Originating in Manchester in 1991, along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, and fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. more »

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Written by: Edmund Simons, Kamaal Fareed, Najate Aatabou, Thomas Rowlands

Lyrics © Red Brick Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

Release Details
"Galvanize" was released by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers on 22nd November 2004 as the lead single from their album "Push The Button."
Chart Success
The song reached number one on the UK Dance Singles Chart and the Billboards Dance Club Songs chart in the United States.
Q-Tip Contribution
American rapper Q-Tip featured as guest vocalist in the song, combining electronic music with hip-hop.
Award Winning
The song "Galvanize" won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2006.
Music Video
The music video for "Galvanize" is set in a surreal Middle Eastern conflict, and was directed by Adam Smith.
Song's Theme
The song encourages listeners to stand up against injustice and make themselves heard, with lyrics like "Don't hold back."
Sampling Moroccan Music
The track uses a sample from "Just Tell Me The Truth" by Moroccan musician Najat Aatabou, which The Chemical Brothers manipulated and incorporated into the song's beat and rhythm.
Use in Media
"Galvanize" has been used in a variety of media outlets including commercials, films, and video game trailers.
Versatile Style
The song epitomizes The Chemical Brothers' versatility in style, effortlessly combining elements of electronic, trip-hop, and Middle Eastern music.
Global Appreciation
Despite its distinct style, the song was appreciated globally and charted in over 20 countries including Australia, France, Ireland, and the United States.
Controversy
Despite its success, the song faced some controversy due to its use of Middle Eastern imagery in the music video, sparking debates on cultural appropriation.
Album Success
"Galvanize" contributed significantly to the success of the album "Push The Button," which also topped the UK albums chart in 2005.

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