Float On (3:28)

Cover of Good News For People Who Love Bad News

From Good News For People Who Love Bad News and 36 other releases

“Float On” is a single released by band Modest Mouse. It had also appeared on their album Good News For People Who Love Bad News.

The song was written by Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy, and Isaac Brock.

Asked about the song in an interview with The A.V. Club, Isaac Brock said that he consciously intended to write something that felt more positive than some of his previous work.

The song was released on February 14, 2004 and was the first Modest Mouse song to gain mainstream popularity. Nearly a half year after its release, it became the band’s first #1 hit on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. In Australia, the song was ranked #11 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2004. In July 2009, it was also voted in at #94 in Triple J’s Hottest 100 of All Time.

Not only the song, but the music video, featuring computer animation styled after pop-up books, bears a degree of resemblance to the video of Franz Ferdinand’s breakthrough single “Take Me Out”, which is animated in a similar style, though with different aesthetics. Both songs became popular at around the same time.

This song was covered by Australian artist Ben Lee for the 2006 motion picture John Tucker Must Die, and again by indie band Goldspot for the sixth soundtrack of The OC, released on December 5, 2006.


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I backed my car into a cop car the other day
Well, he just drove off - sometimes life's okay
I ran my mouth off a bit too much, ah what did I say?
Well, you just laughed it off and it was all okay

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