Intergalactic" is a song by American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, released as the first single from their fifth studio album on May 12, 1998. Hello Nasty
The single hit #28 on the U.S.
charts, making it the band's third Top 40 single there. It also reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 UK Singles Chart, where it remains the band's biggest hit in the country.
The song received a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999.
Track listings [ edit ]
CD single 1 [ edit ]
"Intergalactic" (Album version) – 3:33
"Hail Sagan (Special K)" – 4:06
"Intergalactic" (Prisoners of Technology Mix) – 5:46
"Intergalactic" (Fuzzy Logic Re-Mix) – 3:47
CD single 2 [ edit ]
"Intergalactic" (Album version) – 3:32
"Intergalactic" (Remix No. 1) – 3:54
"Intergalactic" (Remix No. 2) – 4:02
"Intergalactic" (Remix No. 1 Instrumental) – 3:56
"Intergalactic" (Remix No. 2 Instrumental) – 3:59
Composition [ edit ]
The song samples the theme music for the 1985 film
, as adapted from The Toxic Avenger Rimsky-Korsakov's arrangement of Mussorgsky's . The sound effect sample originates from the sound the Resonator makes in the 1986 film A Night on Bald Mountain . Elements of From Beyond Les Baxter's rendition of as composed by Prelude in C# Minor Rachmaninoff are also used during the verses, and the song also contains elements of the [1 ] Jazz Crusaders album Powerhouse. Throughout the song, a heavily vocoded voice repeats, "Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic; another dimension, another dimension." The closing "Do it!" is sampled from the 1971 Stovall Sisters song "Hang on in There". [2 ] A [3 ] Shout-out to Mario Caldato (Mario C), the single's producer, is given in the song. On Hello Nasty, a freestyle rap performed by Biz Markie appears directly after the song.
Music video [ edit ]
The "Intergalactic" video was made in late June 1998. It revolves around a giant robot causing destruction by fighting a giant octopus-headed creature in a city while
popping, a parody of Japanese Kaiju films (specifically the series finale of ). Various scenes are filmed in the Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot Shibuya and Shinjuku train stations in Tokyo, Japan in which the band wears the bright uniforms of (Koji) Japanese street construction workers. The video was a regular on and won the award for Total Request Live Best Hip-Hop Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. They performed " Three MC's and One DJ" and "Intergalactic" at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. It was directed by MCA under the pseudonym of Nathanial Hornblower.
The music video also somewhat parodies Japanese
Super Sentai shows, which are the basis for . Power Rangers
In some versions of the video, the introduction is a
sample of by Le Sacre du Printemps Igor Stravinsky.
The video ranked #64 on
MuchMusic's 100 Best Videos.
In other media [ edit ]
The song is featured on the
episode " Futurama Hell Is Other Robots", in which the members of the band also guest-starred. A part of the song was featured in [4 ] "Weird Al" Yankovic's polka, " Polka Power!", from the album . Running with Scissors The song name is a cheat code to unlock [5 ] MCA in the game , which their song " Tony Hawk's Proving Ground The Electric Worm" is featured in. The song is featured in the video game . In the multiplayer option of DJ Hero , a game mode exists called "Sabotage". If one successfully completes 20 rounds of this game mode, you are rewarded with the title "Intergalactic", a reference to this song. The song appears in the 2010 film Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 during the mother-son dance scene when Rowley and his mother dance to this song. The song is also featured on the on-board soundtrack for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at Universal Studios Florida. The song was also used by wrestlers Mike Bucci (as Nova) and Chris Chetti during their time as a tag team in Extreme Championship Wrestling. Bucci continued to use the song while competing in independent promotions.
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