Cannonball (3:35)

Cover of Last Splash

From Last Splash and 52 other releases

“Cannonball” is a song by The Breeders from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released as a single on August 9, 1993 on 4AD/Elektra Records. It was released in France in November 1993, and achieved success on the French chart, where it remained charted for 30 weeks and peaked at #2.

* 1 Music video
* 2 Critical reception
* 3 Track listings
o 3.1 CD single
o 3.2 CD & 12” maxi
o 3.3 Cassette
* 4 Credits

* 5 Certifications and sales
* 6 Charts
* 7 References

Music video

The music video for “Cannonball” was directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze.[1]

It features the band in a garage, and the Deal sisters in what seems to be a dressing room trashed with clothes, sitting in a chair together. There are also shots of a cannonball rolling down suburban streets, as well as a shot of Kim Deal singing underwater.

Critical reception

In May 2007, NME magazine placed “Cannonball” at number 22 in its list of the 50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever. It ranked #83 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 90s”. Cannonball was featured in a preview for South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, in the film Moonlight and Valentino and also appeared in the introduction of the motion picture A Walk to Remember (2002) as well as in the heist scene of the 2001 film Sugar & Spice plus it was the original score to the infamous pants skit on MTV’s sketch comedy show The State (Unfortunately, due to music licensing issues, The State were forced to record a sound-alike song for the DVD of their complete series).


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