Das Boot (song)

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"Das Boot"
Single by U 96
from the album Das Boot
B-side Remix
Released December 1991
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7" single,
12" maxi, cassette
Recorded 1991
Genre Techno, rave
Length 3:25
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Klaus Doldinger
Producer(s) Matiz/AC 16
U 96 singles chronology
"Das Boot"
(1991)
"I Wanna Be a Kennedy"
(1992)

"Das Boot" (in the UK and USA released as The Boat) is the title theme to the film and TV Series Das Boot, composed and produced by Klaus Doldinger, released on single[1] and album in 1981.

In 1991 it was covered ("Techno Version") by the dance music project U 96. It was its debut single from the album of the same name and was released in 1991. It became a number-one hit in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Norway and was a top ten hit in France and the Netherlands. The song was the subject of many remixes throughout the years.

The synthesized speech in the song was generated using an Atari ST and the STSPEECH.TOS program.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Tiefenrausch" – 4:18
  3. "Das Boot" (trigger version) – 5:14
7" single
  1. "Das Boot"
  2. "Das Boot" (Mickey Finn full version)
12" maxi
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Tiefenrausch" – 4:18
Cassette
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Das Boot" (trigger version) – 5:14
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "Das Boot / Kennedy" (Megamix - I Wanna Be a Kennedy) – 6:14
  2. "Sonar Sequences – 6:13
  3. "Das Boot" – 3:25
CD maxi - 2001 remixes
  1. "Das Boot 2001" (radio edit) – 3:41
  2. "Das Boot 2001" (DJ Mellow-D remix) – 8:22
  3. "Das Boot 2001" (Cosmic Gate remix) – 7:41
  4. "Anthem 2001" – 3:19
12" maxi - 2001 remixes
  1. "Das Boot 2001" (Cosmic Gate remix) – 7:41
  2. "Das Boot 2001" (DJ Errik remix) – 8:05
  3. "Das Boot 2001" (Schiller remix) – 8:23
  4. "Das Boot 2001" (Avancada remix) – 8:12

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Let's Talk about Sex" by Salt-n-Pepa
German number-one single
24 January 1992 – 17 April 1992 (13 weeks)
Succeeded by
"To Be with You" by Mr. Big
Preceded by
"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John and George Michael
Swiss number-one single
8 March 1992 – 26 April 1992 (8 weeks)
Preceded by
"Justified and Ancient" by The KLF
Austrian number-one single (first run)
22 March 1992 – 29 March 1992 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Preceded by
"I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred
Austrian number-one single (second run)
12 April 1992 – 10 May 1992 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
"To Be with You" by Mr. Big
Preceded by
"To Be with You" by Mr. Big
Norwegian VG-lista number-one single
23/1992 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Everytime We Touch" by Maggie Reilly

Gallery[edit]

UK CD front cover Artwork 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Original Titelmelodie: Das Boot (Klaus Doldinger single) at Discogs (list of releases)
  2. ^ ""Das Boot", Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – U 96 – Das Boot" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  5. ^ ""Das Boot / Kennedy", French Singles Chart" (in French). Lescharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "U96 singles, German Singles Chart" (in German). Musicline. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  9. ^ ""Das Boot", Norwegian Singles Chart" (in Norwegian). Norwegiancharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  10. ^ ""Das Boot", Swedish Singles Chart" (in Swedish). Swedishcharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  11. ^ ""Das Boot", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  12. ^ ""Das Boot", UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  13. ^ ""Das Boot II", Finnish Singles Chart" (in Finnish). Finnishcharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  14. ^ ""Das Boot II", Swedish Singles Chart" (in Swedish). Swedishcharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  15. ^ ""Das Boot 2001", Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  16. ^ ""Das Boot 2001", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  17. ^ "1992 Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "1992 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  19. ^ "Austrian certifications" (in German). ifpi. Retrieved 28 December 2009.