Stop the Rock

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Not to be confused with the Stryper album Can't Stop the Rock.
"Stop the Rock"
Apollo 440 - 1999 - Stop The Rock.jpg
"Stop the Rock" cover
Song by Apollo 440 from the album Gettin' High on Your Own Supply
Released 28 August 1999
Genre Electronica, big beat[1]
Length 3:34
Label Stealth Sonic, Sony
Writer Trevor Gray, Howard Gray, Ian Hoxley and Noko

"Stop the Rock" was a 1999 single by the British group Apollo 440. It appeared on the album Gettin' High on Your Own Supply,[2] and has been described as the group's breakout single.[3]

Composition and recording[edit]

The song was inspired by Status Quo's "Caroline".[4] The lead vocal was performed by Ian Hoxley, formerly of Gaye Bykers on Acid.[4] Trevor Gray, Howard Gray, Ian Hoxley and Noko are credited as composers of the song.[5]

Release[edit]

The single was released on 28 August 1999[4] through Stealth Sonic and distributed by Sony Music.[5] It was included on the soundtracks to FIFA 2000, Cars Mater-National Championship, Gone in 60 Seconds, Boys and Girls, Bedazzled and the Australian independent film Cut (2000).[5] The Mint Royale mix version of the song was featured in the video game Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.[citation needed] It was also used in the trailer for Disaster Movie and in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2007. In 2014 it was used for the Kia Sportage TV ad.

The song spent 6 weeks on the UK singles chart, peaking at No. 10.[citation needed]

Footnotes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • All Music (2010a), Gettin' High on Your Own Supply, Ann Arbor, MI: Rovi Corporation, retrieved 29 September 2010 
  • All Music (2010b), Stop the Rock, Ann Arbor, MI: Rovi Corporation, retrieved 29 September 2010 
  • Bogdanov, Vladimir (2001), All Music Guide to Electronica, San Francisco, LA: Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-628-9 
  • Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004), The Complete Book of the British Charts, London: Omnibus Press, ISBN 1-84449-058-0 

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