Plug In Baby (3:40)

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From Origin of Symmetry and 57 other releases

“Plug In Baby” is a song by English alternative rock band Muse, featured on their 2001 second studio album Origin of Symmetry.

According to the Plug in Baby Songfacts, on the show Muse: The Making of Origin of Symmetry, which aired on the UK radio station Xfm, lead singer Matthew Bellamy described this song as: “A feeling of not being connected to each other, but we are, and it’s a feeling of the mind evolving from the body, but when that happens you just get this yearn to do something physical and feel something sensational.”

Released as the lead single from the album on 5 March 2001, “Plug In Baby” became the band’s highest-charting single when it peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, until it was surpassed by “Time Is Running Out” in 2003.

Today, “Plug In Baby” is considered one of Muse’s most notable songs, and has been featured on the live albums Hullabaloo Soundtrack (2002) and HAARP (2008).

“Plug In Baby” is often praised for its opening guitar riff; Total Guitar readers voted the riff as the 13th best of all-time in 2004. The beginning of the riff shows similarities to Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue”. Bellamy has also stated in a 2005 interview that it elaborates on the riff from DJ Shadow’s track Organ Donor.

The bassline has been noted as being very similar to that of Air’s single Sexy Boy, which was released 3 years earlier.

“Plug In Baby” is a featured song in the rhythm video game Guitar Hero 5.


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  • DaLammel

    It's so much fun playing this on the guitar [3] aww yeah

    7 May 8:09pm Reply
  • Dlartrisky

    Glad to see I'm not the first one who think this and Placebo's "Nancy Boy" have similar videos. xD

    25 Apr 7:55am Reply
  • jaypfaff03

    Finally got this album on vinyl yesterday :)

    5 Apr 6:33pm Reply
  • Seabear51

    It's so much fun playing this on the guitar [2]

    15 Mar 2:06pm Reply
  • juicyhe4rt


    1 Mar 9:48pm Reply

    We all know now, that the SEGA Megadrive was a Success in the UK!

    6 Feb 7:39pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Wuthering heights new vocal sounds like you eating prawn Ra gyrate retrieve the summer clothes and the control of the babies in their own human league in

    14 Jan 10:05pm Reply
  • okcesar

    Con la misma juguetería electrónica del Sexy Boy de Air, pero en un aire más agresivo.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • paxamgays

    It's so much fun playing this on the guitar

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dlartrisky

    My close online friend suggested to listen it to a little bit more than I actually do... thanks to him I started loving this even more than I did.

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
  • restukangtahu

    tah ieu kakara lagu jang

    2 Jul 2014 Reply
  • potteryfist

    Always my favourite to see live.

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • muerto14


    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • wych177

    The video looks similar to Placebo's Nancy Boy. I don't want to say its a definite rip-off but...

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • blemmish

    the beginning ♥

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • lzcool

    Perfect song ...Incredible.

    7 Apr 2014 Reply
  • marjo47

    Love Muse.

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Charu-fridi

    Muuuuse! @diah_ I can totally relate to you.

    9 Mar 2014 Reply
  • diah_

    I got goosebumps everytime I listen to this, such a masterpiece. So good that hurts!

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jmtruitt99

    The Melody!

    18 Jan 2014 Reply
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