Superfast Jellyfish

"Superfast Jellyfish" is the second single released from British alternative band Gorillaz' third studio album, Plastic Beach. The single was released on 9 May 2010.

"Superfast Jellyfish"
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Single by Gorillaz featuring Gruff Rhys and De La Soul
from the album Plastic Beach
Released9 May 2010
Gorillaz singles chronology
"Superfast Jellyfish"
"On Melancholy Hill"
Gruff Rhys singles chronology
"Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru" b/w "Y Creadur"
"Superfast Jellyfish"
"Shark Ridden Waterw" b/w "I Totally Understand"
De La Soul singles chronology
"Thou Shalt Always Kill"
"Superfast Jellyfish"
"Get Away"
Music video
"Superfast Jellyfish" on YouTube


The song features vocals from Gruff Rhys, lead singer of Super Furry Animals, and from De La Soul, who were previously featured on "Feel Good Inc.". The song contains samples from a 1986 commercial for Swanson's microwave "Great Starts Breakfasts" and an episode of Natural World, "Sperm Whales: Back from the Abyss", narrated by David Attenborough.[3][4]

Release historyEdit

The track premiered on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show on 25 February 2010. About an hour later, it was uploaded to the official Gorillaz YouTube channel.[5] The first official remix of the track, by Unicorn Kid,[6] was premiered on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show on 12 April 2010.[7] On 27 April 2010, the group performed the song live on "Later... with Jools Holland."

Music videoEdit

The official music video for "Superfast Jellyfish" was uploaded to YouTube by Jamie Hewlett[citation needed] on 8 March 2010. The video shows a man waking up at the sound of an alarm, going downstairs, and cooking a box of Superfast Jellyfish in his microwave. Once ready, he begins to eat one of the jellyfish, however, he is sent into a trance in which the jellyfish perform a dance around his head. The song received over two million views on Gorillaz' official YouTube channel before the release of the official video.[8][dubious ]

Track listingEdit

  • Promotional CD single[9]
  1. "Superfast Jellyfish" – 2:54
  2. "Superfast Jellyfish" (instrumental) – 2:47
  • Promotional CD single - Remixes[10]
  1. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Unicorn Kid Remix) – 3:34
  2. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Evil Nine Remix) – 6:09
  3. "Superfast Jellyfish" (Mighty Mouse Remix) – 6:48



Chart (2010) Peak
Australian ARIA Urban Singles Chart[11] 33
Danish Dance Chart 50
Mexico Ingles Airplay (Billboard)[12] 17
UK Dance Chart 28


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  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (26 February 2010). "Gorillaz Debut New "Plastic Beach" Track "Superfast Jellyfish"". Rolling Stone. Brian Szejka. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ "gorillaz_news: Commercial sampled on Superfast Jellyfish discovered on Youtube". Gorillaz-Unofficial. 5 March 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Superfast Jellyfish by Gorillaz feat. Gruff Rhys and De La Soul". WhoSampled. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  5. ^ "gorillaz_news: Superfast Jellyfish LISTEN ONLINE NOW ( was played on Zane Lowe radio show)". Gorillaz-Unofficial. 25 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Listen: Gorillaz_remixed by Unicorn Kid". Tom Breihan. 13 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Tracklist: Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish Unicorn Kid Remix". Zane Lowe/BBC. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  8. ^ "YouTube". Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2017 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Images for Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish Remixes". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  11. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 5 April 2010" (PDF) (1049). Australian Web Archive. 5 April 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2014. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 1 February 2022.