Infinity (Guru Josh song)

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"Infinity"
Single by Guru Josh
from the album Infinity
Released 18 December 1989
Format 7" single, 12" maxi
Genre Acid house
Length 4:00
Label Deconstruction
Writer(s) Paul Walden
Producer(s) Guru Josh
Guru Josh singles chronology
"Infinity (1990s Time For The Guru)"
(1989)
"Whose Law (Is It Anyway)"
(1990)

"Infinity", also known as "Infinity (1990's... Time for the Guru)", is a song by British acid house musician Guru Josh. It was originally released in December 1989 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The song was re-released in 2008 in a remixed version named "Infinity 2008" and enjoyed renewed success in many countries.

1989 release[edit]

The song was first released in 1989 from the album of the same name. It achieved success in many European countries, such as Germany, UK and Austria in 1989, peaking at #5 in the UK chart in March 1990, and has been featured on numerous compilations from 1990 to the present day.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru)
  2. "Infinity" (Spacey saxophone mix)
12" maxi
  1. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru 12" mix) — 7:25
  2. "Infinity" (Spacey saxophone mix) — 4:03
  3. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru 7" mix) — 4:00

Charts[edit]

Infinity 2008[edit]

"Infinity 2008"
Single by Guru Josh Project
B-side Remix
Released 8 August 2008
Format CD single, CD maxi
Genre Electro house
Length 3:12
Label Ministry of Sound
Ultra Records (US)
Writer(s) Paul Walden
Producer(s) Klaas Gerling / Jerome Isme-Ae
Guru Josh Project singles chronology
"Infinity 2008"
(2008)
"Crying in the Rain"
(2009)

In 2007, the 'Guru Josh Project'[16] was formed - participants: Guru Josh, Snakebyte and the man that inspired the deal, Darren Bailie. The 'Guru Josh Project's' re-release of "Infinity" became another hit in 2008 and 2009 as a remixed version by DJ Klaas, under the title "Infinity 2008". This release enjoyed added success, reaching number one in France, Belgium, Denmark and on the Eurochart Hot 100, and number two on the German dance chart. It peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart.[17] The song was written by Paul Walden and produced by Klaas Gerling & Jerome Isma-Ae. It was published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.[18]

Infinity 2008 was an adaptation of Infinity written by Guru Josh licensed to BCB record label as published by EMI UK.

The record companies at first made a decision not to release it outside of Europe, in countries such as Australia and the United States of America, preventing it from achieving the prior success that it enjoyed outside of Europe. However, in April 2009, the track was picked up by Ultra Records in the United States and debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart at number 20 in its 2 May 2009 issue. As of the 23 May (2009) issue it reached the number one spot, dethroning Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", which spent a record setting 15-week run in that position.[19]

In France, the song was included on the famous double compilation NRJ Music Awards 2009.[20] The video features German playmate Janina Wissler (Playboy's Girl of September 2005) and Josh.[21]

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Jerome Isma-ae remix) — 7:33
CD maxi
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Jerome Isma-ae remix) — 7:30
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Steen Thottrup Chill mix) — 6:02
  4. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
12" maxi
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Jerôme Isma-ae remix) — 7:31
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
  2. "Infinity 2008" (commercial radio edit) — 4:25
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal mix) — 4:54
  4. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  5. "Infinity 2008" (Jerôme Isma-ae remix) — 7:32
  6. "Infinity 2008" (Yvan and Dan Daniel remix) — 6:50
  7. "Infinity 2008" (Magic Mitch club mix) — 5:54
  8. "Infinity 2008" (Steen Thottrup Chill mix) — 6:00

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Beggin'" by Madcon
French SNEP number-one single (first run)
1 November 2008 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Appelle mon numéro"
by Mylène Farmer
Preceded by
"Ayo Technology" by Milow
Belgian (Flanders) number-one single
8 November 2008 – 13 December 2008 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Womanizer" by Britney Spears
Preceded by
"So What" by Pink
Eurochart Hot 100 number-one single
15 November 2008 – 29 November 2008 (3 weeks)
Succeeded by
"If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé
Preceded by
"Ça n'finira jamais" by Johnny Hallyday
French SNEP number-one single (second run)
29 November 2008 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Ah... si tu pouvais fermer ta gueule..."
by Patrick Sébastien
Preceded by
"Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry
Danish number-one single (first run)
19 December 2008 – 26 December 2008 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Hot n Cold" by Katy Perry
Danish number-one single (second run)
16 January 2009 – 23 January 2009 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Kun for mig" by Medina
Preceded by
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
23 – 30 May 2009
Succeeded by
"When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

Infinity 2012[edit]

"Infinity 2012"
Single by Guru Josh
Released May 14, 2012 (2012-05-14)
Format CD single, digital download
Genre House
Length 3:25
Label BigCityBeats
Writer(s) Paul Walden
Producer(s) Guru Josh
Guru Josh singles chronology
"Love of Life"
(2011)
"Infinity 2012"
(2012)

The song was re-released in 2012 in a remix by Swiss producers Antoine Konrad and Fabio Antoniali under the stage name DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark. It was released digitally in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on May 14, 2012.

In June 2012, Unilever selected "Infinity 2012" as the soundtrack to the advertisement for the Magnum Infinity ice cream.[65]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Radio Edit) – 3:25
  2. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Remix) – 6:56
  • Digital download[67]
  1. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Radio Edit) – 3:25
  2. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Remix) – 6:56
  3. "Infinity 2012" (Robbie Rivera Juicy Remix) – 6:30
  4. "Infinity 2012" (Loverush UK! Remix) – 6:48
  5. "Infinity 2012" (PunX Soundcheck Dubstep Remix) – 5:42

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Paul Walden – songwriter, composer, producer
  • Antoine Konrad – additional production (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark version)
  • Fabio Antoniali – additional production (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark version)
  • Hal Ritson – vocal production, saxophone production
  • Daniel Pearce – vocals
  • Ben Castle – saxophone

Credits adapted from "Infinity 2012" CD single liner notes.[68]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 10
Germany (Media Control Charts)[4] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 16

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Italy (FIMI)[69] Gold 15,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

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