"Song 2" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur, and the second track on, and second single released from, their fifth album Blur in April 1997. The riff-based track, known for its overdriven chorus, is among the best-known songs the band has recorded.
Damon Albarn stated at the song's debut live performance at the RDS in Dublin in June 1996 that "This one's called 'Song 2', 'cos we haven't got a name for it yet". The working title ended up sticking. It was said that the song was about Pavement's Bob Nastanovich, known for his colourful and energetic stage presence.
According to producer Stephen Street in an interview with HitQuarters, the song was recorded using RADAR audio recording equipment.
Song 2 was the second track on the album, was the second single from the album to be released, is exactly two minutes and two seconds long, and is also the second track on their compilation Blur: The Best of. It reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart and also placed #2 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1997 in Australia. The song is also the second song on the second disc on the album Bustin' + Dronin'. It has two choruses, two verses and two bridges. The song was played by Blur at their...