Supersonic (Jamiroquai song)

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"Supersonic"
Single by Jamiroquai
from the album Synkronized
B-side Supersonic (Remix)
Released 13 September 1999 (1999-09-13)
Format CD, Cassette, 12" Single
Recorded 1999
Genre Funk, acid jazz
Length 5:14 (album version)
3:40 (radio edit)
Label Sony Soho Square
Writer(s) Jay Kay
Producer(s) Rick Pope
Jamiroquai singles chronology
"Canned Heat"
(1999)
"Supersonic"
(1999)
"King For A Day"
(1999)

"Supersonic" is the third single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's fourth studio album, Synkronized. The song was written by Jason Kay. The word "supersonic" is repeated a total number of 127 times throughout the song. The track was their third #1 on the U.S. Dance Chart,[1] and peaked at #22 on the UK Singles Chart. The single release features various remixes of the song. "Supersonic" was one of five tracks remixed in 2006 for the group's Classic Club releases.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1 (667839 2)
  1. "Supersonic" (Radio Edit) – 3:40
  2. "Supersonic" (Pete Heller - The Love Mix) – 9:35
  3. "Supersonic" (Harvey's Fuel Altered Mix) – 6:35
UK CD2 (667839 5)
  1. "Supersonic" – 5:14
  2. "Supersonic" (Restless Soul Main Vocal) – 7:35
  3. "Supersonic" (Sharp Razor Remix) – 7:04

Music video[edit]

The music video begins with the message "ru ready for a supersonic synkronized audio and visual experience?" on the screen, flashing red. The camera zooms into an "orb" in the ? and Jay Kay appears. The orb moves around him while he is dancing the robot. The orb flashes along with the song's tune. A yellow one appears along with a green, orange and purple one. More orbs are seen behind the first five. The camera itself changes angle. The camera zooms into a red orb and Jay Kay is seen within it. The second part of the video features a tunnel-like stage with LED-covered walls. Jay Kay and other bandmembers are seen "hovering" across the stage, based on the film Virtual Insanity. The camera effects continue and a large audience appears. The LEDs form a sneaking man animation, possible homage to James Bond. Finally, the stage explodes and Jay Kay falls on the floor, the sneaking man LED animation is seen leaving from under him, stage right. He then says "You've been erased" and fires a rocket to the antagonist, creating a huge explosion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 134. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Fly Away (Bye Bye)" by Eyes Cream
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
15 January 2000
Succeeded by
"Above the Clouds" by Amber