Dakota (song)

Dakota (song)
Single by Stereophonics
from the album Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
Released February 28, 2005
Format Download
Vinyl (Europe)
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Alternative rock
Length 4:57 (album version)
4:01 (radio edit)
Label V2 Records
Writer(s) Kelly Jones
Producer Jim Lowe
Kelly Jones
Stereophonics singles chronology

"Dakota" (released in the US as "Dakota (You Made Me Feel Like The One)") is a song by the Welsh band Stereophonics. It was the first single from their fifth studio album Language. Sex. Violence. Other? and was released on February 28, 2005. It was the first Stereophonics single to reach number 1 on the UK Singles Chart or to chart on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song spent a total of 23 weeks on the UK singles chart, the most any Stereophonics single has managed, and it also topped the download chart, remaining on the chart for 22 weeks, half of which were spent in the top 10.[citation needed] It also made an appearance in the video games FIFA Manager 06 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010.[citation needed]


US radio airplay

"Dakota" was the first Stereophonics single to achieve success on alternative rock radio stations in the United States - where it was promoted as "Dakota (You Made Me Feel Like the One)".[1] Before "Dakota", no Stereophonics single had charted on any rock charts in the U.S. After its release in February, the single steadily gained ground on U.S. alternative rock radio, notably on stations such as WFNX, WBCN and KROQ-FM.

"Dakota" continued to gain support across the U.S. and eventually become the first Stereophonics song to chart on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It first charted on July 9, 2005, almost half a year after its original release. The song peaked at number 34 on the chart and remained on the chart for six weeks.[2] It was their first and so far only single to make the chart.

Music video

The music video for "Dakota" was filmed in South Dakota, USA. It features the Stereophonics on a road trip through Dakota on the back of a truck. As the video goes on, the band pass various Dakota sights including Mount Rushmore.

Track listings

No. Title Length
1. "Dakota"    
2. "Long Way Round"    
No. Title Length
1. "Dakota"    
2. "Dakota (Footswitch Rework)"    
3. "Soul (Demo)"    
4. "Dakota" (video)  


No. Title Length
1. "Dakota" (video)  
2. "Dakota first rehearsals"    

7" vinyl

No. Title Length
1. "Dakota"    
2. "Long Way Round"    


On 7 November 2007 at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones announced that some of the lyrics to this song were written whilst staying in "a crap hotel in Paris".[citation needed]

See also


Preceded by
"Over and Over" by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw
UK number one single
March 12, 2005 - March 18, 2005
Succeeded by
"All About You/You've Got a Friend" by McFly

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