Emergency on Planet Earth (song)

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"Emergency on Planet Earth"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Emergency on Planet Earth
B-side "Revolution 1993 (Demo)"
Released 2 August 1993 (UK)
22 September 1993 (Japan)
Format CD single, Cassette
Recorded 1993
Genre R&B, acid jazz
Length 3:34
Label Sony Soho Square (UK)
Epic (Japan)
Writer(s) Jay Kay
Producer(s) Mike Nielsen
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Blow Your Mind"
(1993)
"Emergency on Planet Earth"
(1993)
"When You Gonna Learn"
(1993)

"Emergency on Planet Earth" is the fourth and final single released from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's debut studio album, of the same name. The song was written by Jay Kay, and has a very environmentalist tone, urging the listener to "stop modernisation going on."

Background[edit]

The track peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart, and at #4 on the U.S. Dance Chart. A remix of the song, which uses a completely different bass track and intro, and includes some changes in the arrangements, was featured on the single, and in the music video for the song. This version was later released on the group's greatest hits compilation, High Times: Singles 1992–2006. The music video for the single was directed by W.I.Z.. It features the members of Jamiroquai on a spaceship, resembling the Sith spaceship from Star Wars: A New Hope, receiving a video message from Jay Kay, who is singing and dancing in the middle of nowhere.

Tracklisting[edit]

  • UK CD single (659578 2)
  1. "Emergency on Planet Earth" - 3:34
  2. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (Extended Version) - 4:10
  3. "If I Like It, I Do It" (Acoustic Version from MTV's Most Wanted) - 4:40
  4. "Revolution 1993" (Alternate Demo) - 10:20
  • UK 12" vinyl (659578 6)
  1. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (Planetary Club Mix) - 10:33
  2. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (International Club Mix) - 6:21
  3. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (Jamiropella) - 4:58
  4. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (Fingertips Dub) - 6:00
  5. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (911 Earthbeats) - 5:38
  6. "Emergency on Planet Earth" (Extended Version) - 4:10
  • Japanese CD single (ESCA 5827)
  1. "Emergency On Planet Earth" - 3:34
  2. "Emergency On Planet Earth" (Extended Versio) - 4:10
  3. "If I Like It, I Do It" (Acoustic Version) - 4:25
  4. "Revolution 1993" (Demo) - 10:20

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