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"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama"
Single by Fatboy Slim
from the album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
Released 3 September 2001 (2001-09-03)
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 2000
Genre Alternative big beat
Length 11:26 ("Song for Shelter")
5:38 ("Ya Mama")
Label Skint Records
Writer(s) Fatboy Slim
Producer Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"Star 69" / "Weapon of Choice"
"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama"
"Song for Shelter

"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama"

"Song for Shelter

"Drop the Hate"

"Song for Shelter" / "Ya Mama" is a double A-side single by British artist Fatboy Slim, released in September 2001. Both songs are on his 2000 album Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars and "Ya Mama" is on the Charlie's Angels soundtrack and film. The single peaked at #30 on the UK singles chart.


"Song for Shelter"

"Song for Shelter" is one of the songs on the single and on Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars it is the last and longest song on the album, lasting nearly 11 minutes, with the last two minutes being the track "Talkin' bout My Baby (Reprise)". The song features Roger Sanchez and Roland Clark. A remix for the song was made and released as a separate single.

The song's vocals are sampled from Roland Clark's song "I Get Deep".

"Ya Mama"

"Ya Mama", often mistitled "Push the Tempo", is the second song on the single and is featured on the soundtrack of Charlie's Angels.

The song contains various samples; the guitar riffs are sampled from "The Kettle" by Colosseum. The "push the tempo" vocals are taken "Let the Rhythm Pump" by Doug Lazy. The "shake what ya mama gave ya" vocals are sampled from "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya" by Stik E & The Hoodz.

Music video

The music video of "Ya Mama" was produced by Traktor, a collective also known for producing Basement Jaxx' "Where's Your Head At?" video and Madonna's music video for "Die Another Day". The song's music video is centered on a tape of the song which makes its listeners unwillingly enter into chaotic uncontrolled arm movements, trembling, dancing, to their own amazement as well as the other persons.

Track listing


Catalogue SKINT71CD

# Title Length
1. "Ya Mama"   5:40
2. "Song for Shelter" (original) 7:18
3. "Illuminati" (from the film Tomb Raider) 3:13
4. "Ya Mama" (video) 4:51


Catalogue SKINT71XCD

# Title Length
1. "Song for Shelter" (Chemical Brothers remix) 7:03
2. "Song for Shelter" (The 20:20 Vision Rollin' Mix) 9:40
3. "Ya Mama" (edit) 3:15


Catalogue SKINT71

# Title Length
1. "Ya Mama"    
2. "Song for Shelter" (original)  
3. "Song for Shelter" (Chemical Brothers remix)  


Chart (2001) Peak
UK Singles Chart 30

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