“On Melancholy Hill” is the third single from British virtual band Gorillaz’ third studio album, Plastic Beach. The single was released on 26 July 2010. Pitchfork media ranked it at 152 on the top 200 songs of the decade so far. It was Number 9 on pongsocket.com’s list of best songs of 2010, 92 on jongmusic.com list of 100 best songs of 2010, and Number 5 on BBC America’s list of best British songs of 2010.
The song was originally written by Damon Albarn during the production of the Good, the Bad and the Queen’s self titled album. Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about “On Melancholy Hill” in an interview:
“The Melancholy Hill – it’s that feeling, that place, that you get in your soul sometimes, like someone’s let your tyres down. It’s nice to break up the album with something a little lighter. It’s good to have something that’s a genuine pop moment on every album. And this is one of those.”