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post Mar 28 2017, 01:53 PM
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Jamiroquai's Official Top 10 biggest singles revealed
28 March 2017 | By Justin Myers

The Space Cowboy is back we exclusively reveal the band's biggest hits.

Jamiroquai were regular chart-botherers during the nineties and early noughties and now they led by charismatic, controversial frontman Jay Kay are back after six years, with new album Automaton.

With a clutch of unforgettable club classics and funky numbers and we mean, like actually funky Jamiroquai have an impressive chart history. We exclusively reveal their official biggest hits in the UK, right after we look at a few highlights.

Virtual Insanity
The lead single from the band's hugely successful third album Travelling Without Moving in 1996, it may well be thanks to its almost iconic video that Virtual Insanity finishes top of the heap. While it isn't Jamiroquai's highest charting single, Virtual Insanity's popularity endures. It's sold 356,000 copies and is also the band's most streamed track, with 4.5 million plays since we started counting in 2014. Not bad for a track that came out 21(!) years ago.

Deeper Underground
Jamiroquai's global, earth-shaking moment (literally), Deeper Underground was their only Number 1. Taken from the movie Godzilla, the track replaced Another Level's Freak me at the top, and spent a week there before being knocked off by the Spice Girls' Viva Forever. To date, Deeper Underground has sold 339,100 copies.

Cosmic Girl
The follow-up to Virtual Insanity gave Jamiroquai their first consecutive run of Top 10s, featured some of petrol-head Jay's very lovely and very fast cars in the video and peaked at Number 6. Along the way, it managed to sell 250,580 copies and helped Travelling Without Moving become the band's best-selling album, with sales of 1.2 million. It's his second most streamed too 2.75 million plays.

Space Cowboy
This lead single from sophomore album Return of the Space Cowboy may have charted at a lowly 17, but it's proved to be one of the cool cat in the hat's most enduring tracks. Its appearance in the band's Top 10 may well be something to do with popular remixes by superstar DJ David Morales, turning into a club staple even today. Its sales tally stands at 114,000.

Too Young To Die
Jay and the band's very first hit, which reached Number 10 way back in 1993, still has staying power it's in his Top 10 bestsellers. Follow-up single Blow Your Mind is right behind it. Amazing to think how tame Jay Kay's headgear choices started off, isn't it? One minute it was bobble hats or trapper's hats the next it was great big headdresses with tentacles and lights bright enough to illuminate a runway.

Here's the full rundown of Jamiroquai's biggest sellers.

TITLE PEAK YEAR
1 VIRTUAL INSANITY 3 1996 356,000 (401,000 combined)
2 DEEPER UNDERGROUND 1 1998 339,100
3 COSMIC GIRL 6 1996 258,580 (279,000 combined)
4 CANNED HEAT 4 1999
5 SPACE COWBOY 17 1994 114,000
6 LITTLE L 5 2001
7 ALRIGHT 6 1997
8 TOO YOUNG TO DIE 10 1993
9 BLOW YOUR MIND 12 1993
10 LOVE FOOLOSOPHY 14 2002

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post Mar 28 2017, 02:01 PM
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I've enjoyed a lot of Jamiroquai's hits over the years but I didn't think he was quite a big enough name for the OCC to do one of their "biggest singles" lists for - especially considering none of his singles has sold more than 400k!

Anyway, Little L and Love Foolosophy are under-rated classics.


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Interesting that 'Space Cowboy' has sold so little as it's pretty much the only Jamiroquai track I hear being played on the radio these days and the David Moralles remix a staple on 'Club Classics' type albums.
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post Mar 28 2017, 05:13 PM
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Can't stand jamiriquai and am happy they don't have one platinum single to their credit,I know some of the albums did well but I found every single from them sounded the same.
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post Mar 28 2017, 06:35 PM
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Not a huge fan but I have the High Times compilation. A lot of the songs sound very similar though.
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my fave songs are High Times, Feels Just Like It Should, Alright and Canned Heat

Top 3 on that list are not their best songs imo


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Always thought 'Feels Just Like It Should' was bigger than it was. It peaked outside the Top20 didn't it?
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QUOTE(Mack @ Mar 29 2017, 01:48 PM) *
Always thought 'Feels Just Like It Should' was bigger than it was. It peaked outside the Top20 didn't it?


i used to think the same but it actually went top 10, but dive bombed out the chart after

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'You Give Me Something' is my favourite.

I like so many of their songs, but I do agree some are very similar.
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Having just played High Times, my faves are Canned Heat, Virtual Insanity and Cosmic Girl. Not keen on Deeper Underground. Was that from the Godzilla film?
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QUOTE(common sense @ Mar 30 2017, 01:43 PM) *
Having just played High Times, my faves are Canned Heat, Virtual Insanity and Cosmic Girl. Not keen on Deeper Underground. Was that from the Godzilla film?


It was.
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Virtual Insanity is definitely their biggest hit and a classic 90s song.
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