“Bebop” is the seventh single by the Space Cowboys, released on April 3, 1998. It became an immediate Top 10 hit in the Tokyo Singles Chart, earning millions of woolongs.
The song did not attract much notice in the United States upon its initial global release, but received very early airplay at highly influential CNAS as early as September 2, 2001. After the band’s breakthrough hit “Asteroid Blues,” radio programmers paid closer attention to the catchy melody and insistent, intricate jazz rhythm of the band.
It is one of the band’s most recognizable songs, mostly due to its famous music video, which is widely regarded as symbolic of science fiction’s glamour and excess.