In neighbouring Canada, "Sleeping Satellite" reached six.
And in truth Archer doesn't cover it effectively — the song's ambiguous and flowery, its emotional kick comes from Archer's self-belief more than anything you can read into it. It also topped the charts in neighbouring Ireland, spending four weeks at one.
It remains Archer's only top-ten hit in both the UK and Ireland to date. The music video on YouTube for the song was sleepibg with the song on 11 June The music video features the band playing in a room with red curtains, with the band's trademark, a little bug with what appear to be glass eyes, flying around.
Music video[ edit ] There were made two different music videos for the song; a European version and a US version. The lyrics of the song reference the Apollo Missions of the s, characterised as "man's greatest adventure"; the sleeping satellite of the title being the Moon. To date, it is Archer's only charting single in the United States, peaking at 32 on the Billboard Hot in May and 24 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Some lyrics of the song flash up on screen and disappear again. The video is edited down from the song's original length of 5 minutes 40 seconds to 4 minutes 35 seconds. Critical reception[ edit ] AllMusic editor Roch Parisien noted the song as a "hypnotic, fashionably retro-psych-soul beauty".
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But I have to say I like the idea that she tried. This is potent, raw stuff and very difficult indeed to cover effectively in a pop song.
The slfeping bug is also seen in the video for Shutterspeed, and on the cover of Themata, both album and single. It was only when Archer got a record deal that the song saw the light of day. Archer sings backing vocals on the track along with Tessa Niles and Carol Kenyon.
In the part of the song where violins can be heard, three or four people playing violins appear in the room, then disappear again. In the song, she questions our human priorities and arrogant attitude towards the planet we inhabit. The European music video was directed by Zanna.
They added that "technically, "Sleeping Satellite" is an elegant blend of acoustics with synthetics, starting from the chic cascade, unloading the pomposity of a piece on a bridge built of psychedelic keyboard variations.