"Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" is a song by Canadian rock band Arcade Fire, and the first track on their debut album Funeral. It is the first of the four-part "Neighborhood" series found on Funeral.

"Tunnels" was the band's first single, released several months before the album as a 7" vinyl record on June 20, 2004, to a pressing of 1500 copies. The B-side to the album is a recording of the song "My Buddy" by swing musician Alvino Rey. Rey is the maternal grandfather of Arcade Fire members Win andWilliam Butler.

In August 2009, the song was named #10 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s".[1] In a 2012 Beats Per Minute (website) article on The Essential Arcade Fire, it was named the band's most essential track by writer Lucien Flores. [2] Flores writes, "'Tunnels' has all the elements of a great Arcade Fire song: a head-bobbing rhythm section, lyrics that harken back to an imperfect past, a seamless blend of instruments, and a cathartic coda." It is also the highest rated single of the 2000s on popular music ratings website


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7" single[3]

  1. "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" - 4:48
  2. "My Buddy" (Alvino Rey Orchestra, live radio broadcast, 1940) - 2:32


Arcade Fire

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