Supernature (song)

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"Supernature" is the title track of Cerrone's 1977 album, Supernature (Cerrone III). Along with the tracks "Give Me Love" and "Love is Here", the song reached number one on the US disco/dance charts early in 1978.[1] The single crossed over to both the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at no. 70, and the soul charts, where it peaked at no. 72.[2] In August 1978, it peaked at no. 8 in the UK Singles Chart after heavy use in the first series of The Kenny Everett Video Show. The lyrics were written by a young Lene Lovich, though she was not credited.[3] The song has an environmental theme, imagining a future in which the use of artificial chemicals in agriculture has caused "creatures down below" to emerge and "take their sweet revenge" against mankind.

It was covered by Erasure in 1989 and The Time Frequency in 1994 for their debut album, Dominator.



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 54. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Cerrone – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Juneau, Jason (September 2001). "Innovation in New Wave: Lene Lovich". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dance/Urban – Volume 28, No. 21, February 18, 1978". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste" (in French). InfoDisc. Select "Cerrone" from the artist drop-down menu. 
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Indice per Interprete: C" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia. Creative Commons. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Archive Chart: 1978-08-26" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Cerrone: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  10. ^ " – Cerrone – Supernature" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

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Preceded by
"Once Upon a Time" (all cuts) by Donna Summer
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
(with "Give Me Love" and "Love is Here")

21 January 1978 – 11 February 1978 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Let's All Chant"/"Love Express" by the Michael Zager Band
Preceded by
Canadian RPM Dance number-one single
(all cuts)

18 February 1978 – 18 March 1978 (5 weeks)
Succeeded by
Voyage (all cuts) by Voyage