Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out

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"Turn on, Tune in, Cop out"
Single by Freak Power
B-side Remix, "Getting Over the Hump"
Released 1993, 1995
Format CD single, CD maxi, 12" maxi,
7" single, cassette
Genre Dance, jazz, Funk
Length 4:20
Label Island, 4th & Broadway
Writer(s) Norman Cook
Producer(s) Norman Cook, Ashley Slater
Freak Power singles chronology
"Turn on, Tune in, Cop out"
(1993)
"Rush"
(1994)

"Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" was the biggest hit single for Norman Cook's dance-jazz group, Freak Power, released in 1993 as a single. The song features a smooth jazz sound and the baritone vocals of lead singer Ashley Slater. The single originally wasn't very well received, at least not commercially, only making number 29 in the United Kingdom.

However, two years later, the song was used in the popular Levi's advertisement[1] "Taxi" and re-released in early 1995. This time, the single was a huge success, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and was the only hit single for the group, but they still reached the Top 30 one more time in 1998.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi 1, 12" maxi 1
  1. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (radio mix) — 4:21
  2. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (Pizzaman mix) — 6:51
  3. "Getting Over the Hump" — 4:12
  4. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (Play-Boys fully loaded vocal) — 7:27
CD maxi 2
  1. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (radio mix) — 4:20
  2. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (T-empo's club mix) — 7:35
  3. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (Playboys reloaded dub) — 6:22
  4. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (T-empo's piano dub) — 8:25
  5. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (Pizzaman mix) — 6:50
12" maxi 2
  1. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (album version)
  2. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (T-Empo's club mix)
  3. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (Play-Boys reloaded dub)
  4. "Turn on, Tune in, Cop out" (T-Empo's piano dub)
7" single, CD single, Cassette
  1. "Tune on, Tune in, Cop out" (radio mix) — 4:19
  2. "Getting Over the Hump" — 4:12

Personnel[edit]

  • Writer - Norman Cook
  • Backing vocals - Lucy the Fly
  • Bass - Jesse Graham
  • Bongos - Bongo Pete
  • Drums - James Carmichael Jr
  • Guitar - Norman Cook
  • Organ - Eddie Stevens
  • Photography - Tynan the Skyman
  • Trombone, vocals - Ashley Slater
  • Producer - Norman Cook

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[2] 29
Chart (1995) Peak
position
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[3] 26
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[4] 28
Dutch Mega Top 100[5] 23
French SNEP Singles Chart[6] 33
German Singles Chart[7] 21
Irish Singles Chart[8] 4
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[9] 17
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 36
UK Singles Chart[11] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Alex P. (2004). Hit-parade — 20 ans de tubes (in French). Paris: Pascal. p. 347. ISBN 2-35019-009-9. 
  2. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", UK Singles Chart (1993 release)". Chartstats. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  3. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  4. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart" (in French). Ultratop. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  5. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", Dutch Mega Top 100" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  6. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", French Singles Chart" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Freakpower, German Singles Chart" (in German). Musicline. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  9. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", New Zealand Singles Chart". Charts.org. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  10. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  11. ^ ""Turn on, Tune in, Cop out", UK Singles Chart (1995 release)". Chartstats. Retrieved 26 December 2009.