FM (No Static at All)
|"FM (No Static At All)"|
|Single by Steely Dan|
|from the album FM Soundtrack|
|A-side||FM (No Static At All)|
|B-side||FM (No Static At All) - Reprise|
|Writer(s)||Walter Becker, Donald Fagen|
|Steely Dan singles chronology|
"FM (No Static At All)" (sometimes referred to as "FM") is a song by American jazz-rock band Steely Dan. It is the title theme to the 1978 film FM. The soundtrack to the film won the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, with engineers Roger Nichols and Al Schmitt taking the honors.
Three versions of the song by Steely Dan exist. The guitar version and its sax reprise feature on the soundtrack and 12" single. The former also appears on the compilation album A Decade of Steely Dan. The sax version appears on the 2000 compilation Gold (Expanded Edition) and every release after that. (Correction: The 2006 compilation "The Definitive Steely Dan" features the guitar version, not the sax version.) It is possible this remix was done so that it would not feature two different versions of the same song back to back.
The song reached #22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK, it reached #49.
- The Mountain Goats on their 1995 album Sweden.
- 3rd Bass sampled the song on "No Static At All" from their 1991 album Derelicts of Dialect.
- Plan 9 on their album Rearview.
- Nathan Haines and Damon Albarn (performing as 2D of Gorillaz) - recorded as a homage to Steely Dan
- Woody Herman - on his 1978 album Chick, Donald, Walter, and Woodrow.
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