"Gobbledigook" is the first track on Sigur Rós' album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. It premiered on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show in the UK on May 27, 2008.

On the European cover of the album, the song's title is spelled "Gobbeldigook".[1] This song was number 55 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008;[2] it also placed at number 71 in Pitchfork Media's "The 100 Best Tracks of 2008" list.[3]

This song is also available on the video game Rocksmith from Ubisoft.


 [hide*1 Music video

Music video[edit]Edit

The video for "Gobbledigook" was released on May 27, 2008 on[4] It was filmed in May 2008 by Arni & Kinski, who has previously directed the band's "Glósóli", "Viðrar vel til loftárása" and "Hoppípolla" videos, as well as collaborating with Ryan McGinley, whose recent work has been used as the cover art for Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust and the consequent singles. Cinematographer Christopher Doyle shot the video.[5]

The video shows a group of 10 or so young adults participating in nudism or naturism.

Track listing[edit]Edit

Digital download, Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Gobbledigook"   3:08


Chart (2008) Peak


Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 69
Iceland (Tónlist)[7] 9

Release history[edit]Edit

Region Date Format Label Catalog no.
France May 27, 2008 Digital download EMI n/a
United Kingdom
Europe CD-R(Contemporary hit radio) CDEMDJ755
United Kingdom CD-R (Contemporary hit radio, BBC Radio 1 rotation) 50999 2 27253 2 5

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