Porcelain (3:29)

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Porcelain” is a song by electronica artist Moby, featured as the third track and released as the sixth single from his album Play. It was released on June 12, 2000 in the UK and reached number 5 in the UK charts, Moby’s highest chart position there to date. The U.S. release was released two months later, on August 22, but the song could actually have been heard even earlier because it was first featured in 1998 film Playing by Heart. It also appeared on the soundtrack to the 2000 film The Beach.

Porcelain contains pulsating string samples, piano rhythms and wandering solos by Moby. The beginning is a reverse sound of sampled strings. Moby performs vocals, with additional vocals by Pilar Basso


According to the Porcelain Songfacts, this reached #5 in the UK, Moby’s highest charting postion to date there.

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