"Whiplash" is New Zealand band Stellar's eleventh single, and their first single from their third album Something Like Strangers. This was Stellar's first new release in three years. It was released as an exclusive digital download from the New Zealand digital music download site Digirama. Whiplash would be the 44th most downloaded song at Digirama for 2006. The song was first mentioned by Chris Van de Geer at Stellar's official message board in April 2005 as having been a track that was almost complete. It was also mentioned as a possible single for the album. However, in a later post by Chris in December he stated that the song had recently almost completely re-recorded and was set for release. The song was compared to Scottish blues rock band Texas' style by the New Zealand Herald.