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"Channel Z"
Single by The B-52's
from the album Cosmic Thing
Released 1989
Recorded Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, NY
Genre New Wave
Label Reprise
Writer(s) The B-52's
Producer Nile Rodgers
Don Was
The B-52's singles chronology
"(Shake That) Cosmic Thing"
"Channel Z"
"Love Shack"

"Channel Z" is a single by The B-52's from their 1989 album Cosmic Thing. The song was about a fictional radio station whose motto was "Channel Z: All static, all day, Forever!". The song peaked at #61 on the main UK chart. It did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart.

"Channel Z" is featured in the episode "Blood and Remembrance" (1989) of Doogie Howser, M.D., when Doogie and Wanda break up.

Preceded by
"Disappointed" by Public Image Ltd.
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
August 5, 1989 - August 19, 1989
Succeeded by
"Come Anytime" by Hoodoo Gurus


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