Drops of Jupiter (4:20)

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“Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” is an alternative rock song by California rock band Train on their second album Drops of Jupiter (2001). It was their first single from the album, and hit the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 5 on the chart. The song has spent over 100 weeks on the Adult Contemporary charts, and is still charting on the Recurrents chart. Although the song was released years before digital download became commonplace, the song has sold over 100,000 downloads (giving it a Gold certification by the RIAA), and hit the top 50 of the Digital Downloads charts five years after its release.

The song won 2 Grammy Awards for “Best Rock Song” and “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)”.

Due to its unique and enigmatic lyrics, the meaning of song has been the subject of speculation since its release. Lead singer Pat Monahan has stated that the song was inspired by the death of his mother, and that the opening lines came to him in a dream. The song, which started as a song about his mother, has evolved into a love song, according to Monahan in 2006.

On March 29, 2005, Judy Collins release a cover version of this song on her Portrait of an American Girl album.

As of 2008 K!d B. has released his cover version which is said to be on his album A K!d Like B.


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Now that she's back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair, hey, hey, hey
She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's a time to change, hey, hey, hey

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  • marjo47

    Great Scott. band.

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • DarkDesire91

    So much love for this song..

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • FanOf25

    TELL ME did you sail across the sun!? (2)

    6 Jan 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Still looking for yourself out there? Jupiter is great this time of year. Come on along. It's everything you wanted to find...

    1 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MelindaM12

    Played this as part of our wedding ceremony.

    16 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Thonydef

    TELL ME did you sail across the sun!?

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jammayy

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS.ITS SO FREAKY BUT IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Bandit17C

    I have no idea what it means, but I'm totally on board.

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AneezMom

    Doesn't grow old.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    Loving it.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • yourtear_myrain

    This is the song any girl would love their significant other to dedicate to them.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JoniMitchell60

    Just saw them in concert with Michael Franti and Spearhead! BOTH WERE OUTSTANDING, OUTSTANDING, OUTSTANDING! They really "get it"!

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
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    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Norys01111

    definitely their theme song

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • krissy1598

    Not even that old of a track yet, but still a classic in my book :)

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • thais-paiva

    this song give me chills

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • userabc123

    one of the few I actually like a lot from them the rest of there stuff is ok to me

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • happy-butterfly

    class <3

    15 May 2013 Reply

    Epic! Spank! :)

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • Mr_Luca

    You miss me while you're looking for yourself out there...

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
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