|"There's No Other Way"|
|Single by Blur|
|from the album Leisure|
|Released||15 April 1991|
|Blur singles chronology|
The video begins with a close-up shot of a worm inching through the grass. A pink ball is dropped next to the worm and a young girl picks it up, throwing it to her identical sister nearby. The scene cuts inside the dining room/kitchen of a suburban house, with Albarn and the rest of the band sitting down at a table. A woman, assumed to be the mother, sets out dishes on the table with the help of the girls, including a chicken pie, carrots, broccoli, soup, rolls, gravy and new potatoes.
The family is then joined by a man assumed to be the father, and the whole group digs into the meal. During the meal, Albarn will occasionally stop eating, look up at the camera, and sing along to the lyrics.
After dinner has ended, the mother gets up from the table and retrieves a trifle from a cabinet, which she holds up in front of her face. The camera then gets distorted and jerky, the view filling up with a variety of colorful, loud filters applied to the film. The family looks at the mother with a mixture of apprehension and excitement as the film gets more distorted and layered with effects. As the song ends, the camera cuts back to a clear shot of the worm crawling in the grass again.
The song was the band's first top 10 in the UK, reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. The single was also a minor hit in the US, reaching number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number five on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
A playable version of the song is available for the Rock Band video game series, and it is available to download for Guitar Hero 5.Kurt Cobain of Nirvana told NME that "There's No Other Way" was his favorite British song of 1991.
All songs were written by Blur.
|Australian Singles Chart||113|
|UK Singles Chart||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||82|
|US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||5|
|US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles||15|