"Like a Motorway" is a 1994 song by the British pop group Saint Etienne. The song combines the melody from the nineteenth century folk song "Silver Dagger" with a driving techno beat influenced by Kraftwerk and Snap!. It describes a friend whose lover has mysteriously vanished.
"Like a Motorway" appears on the album Tiger Bay. It was released as a single in May 1994, and reached #47 on the UK Singles Chart. The US release of Tiger Bay also features an "alternate version" with more complex percussion and electric guitar stings.
The cover art for the single features an abandoned car overgrown with foliage. The video consists of a long, slow zoom in Sarah Cracknell as she sings against a black background, intercut with occasional rapid shots of Pete Wiggs and Bob Stanley in a car.
- Category: 1994 singles
- Category: Saint Etienne songs
- Category: Songs written by Bob Stanley (musician)
- Category: Songs written by Pete Wiggs
- album: Tiger Bay (album)
- genre: Folk music
- genre: Techno
- musicalArtist: Saint Etienne (band)
- musicalBand: Saint Etienne (band)
- performer: Saint Etienne
- previousWork: Pale Movie
- producer: Saint Etienne (band)
- record label: Heavenly Records
- recordLabel: Heavenly Recordings
- releaseDate: 19940516
- subsequentWork: Hug My Soul
- writer: Bob Stanley (musician)
- writer: Pete Wiggs