Kernkraft 400

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"Kernkraft 400"
Single by Zombie Nation
from the album Leichenschmaus
Released 15 March 1999[1]
Format 12-inch single[1]
Recorded 1999
Genre Electronic[2]
Label Gigolo Records
Writer(s) Florian Senfter (Splank!) and Emmanuel Guenther (Mooner)

"Kernkraft 400" is a song performed by German electronic artist Zombie Nation and the first single from their album Leichenschmaus. The first Zombie Nation record contained the song "Kernkraft 400", German for "Nuclear Energy 400", which is a remix of the soundtrack of the 1984 Commodore 64 game Lazy Jones by David Whittaker called "Star Dust" which was made with the SID chip. Florian Senfter ("Splank!") paid an undisclosed sum to David Whittaker for the use of the melody.[3]

Release[edit]

"Kernkraft 400" was released as a 12-inch single on Gigolo Records on March 15, 1999.[1] The single was released in the United Kingdom on September 18, 2000 on Data Records.[4]

Reception[edit]

Select gave the single a review noting its widespread popularity stating that it was "as welcome in Pacha as in the Munich underpass, Tongo and Coxo like this Teutonic techno," as well as noting it was "Not bad for a couple of DJs called Splank and Mooner".[4]

Popular culture[edit]

The song has been sampled by various artists, including rapper Game's in the single "Red Nation",[5] rap group Three 6 Mafia in the single "I Got", and artists Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) and MC Chris in "The Awesome". It is also featured in the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead. This song is featured in the soundtrack of the 2012 video game NHL 13, which uses the "Stadium Chant Mix" version.[6] The Seattle Mariners also play the song after a big hit or during rallies at Safeco Field.[7][8] The Los Angeles Dodgers play the song after a home run.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kernkraft 400" (DJ Gius Video Cut) - 3:31
  2. "Kernkraft 400" (Dave Clarke Remix) - 5:42
  3. "Kernkraft 400" (DJ Gius Remix) - 6:09
  4. "Kernkraft 400" (Original Mix) - 4:46
  5. "Kernkraft 400" (Miss Kittin & The Hacker Remix) - 5:17
  6. "Kernkraft 400" (Live In Berlin) - 5:34

Official Versions[edit]

  • "Kernkraft 400" (Original Mix) - 4:46
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Dave Clarke Remix) - 5:42
  • "Kernkraft 400" (DJ Gius Remix) - 6:09
  • "Kernkraft 400" (DJ Gius Video Cut) - 3:31
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Live In Berlin) - 5:34
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Miss Kittin & The Hacker Remix) - 5:17
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Sport Chant Stadium Remix) - 5:31
  • "Kernkraft 400" (W&W Remix) - 3:28

Unofficial Versions[edit]

  • "Kernkraft 400" (Chris Schweizer Bootleg)
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Keon Akoum 4AM Mix)
  • "Boston, GET UP! - Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Champs Anthem" (Flem Remix)
  • "Kernkraft 400" (Technoboy Bootleg)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 10
Canadian RPM Dance Chart[11] 1
France (SNEP)[12] 100
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 5
UK Singles Chart[14] 2
US Billboard Hot 100[15] 99

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kernkraft 400 [Germany 12"]". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 
  2. ^ "Kernkraft 400 [Germany 12"]". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2001-06-30. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  4. ^ a b "tracks of the month reviews". Select (EMAP Metro): 99. October 2000. ISSN 0959-8367. 
  5. ^ "Game f. Lil Wayne - Red Nation [Prod. Cool & Dre] | New Hip Hop Music & All The New Rap Songs 2011". HipHop DX. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  6. ^ "NHL 13 Soundtrack Replicates Authentic In-Arena Hockey Experience". EA Sports. 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  7. ^ "Seattle Mariners Ballpark Music | Mariners.com: Fan Forum". Seattle.Mariners.MLB.com. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Pentis, Andrew (2 August 2012). "Stadium Songs: Seattle Mariners". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  9. ^ http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/fan_forum/ballpark_music.jsp?c_id=la
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  11. ^ "RPM: issue date September 18, 2000". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  14. ^ "2000-09-30 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive". Official Charts. 2000-09-30. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  15. ^ "Kernkraft 400 Zombie Nation Now, Vol. 47 [UK]". September 9, 2000. Retrieved 8 September 2012.