Twilight Zone (2 Unlimited song)

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"Twilight Zone"
Single by 2 Unlimited
from the album Get Ready!
Released January 1992
Format CD single, CD maxi, 7", 12"
Recorded 1991
Genre Techno
Label Byte, Zyx, PWL
Writer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster, Carlos Meire, June Rollocks
Producer(s) Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster
2 Unlimited singles chronology
"Get Ready for This"
(1991)
"Twilight Zone"
(1992)
"Workaholic"
(1992)
UK cover

"Twilight Zone" is a song recorded by the Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Twilight Zone was the second single released from 2 Unlimited's debut album Get Ready! in January 1992.

The UK release of the single was the first 2 Unlimited single in that country to include the vocals of Anita Doth as they had not been featured on their debut hit "Get Ready for This". However, Ray Slijngaard's raps were once again removed. The instrumental version of the track sounds different from the original version. It's in a more Hi-NRG style with more bass and added cowbells.

The release scored chart success in many European countries and topped the chart in The Netherlands. Twilight Zone was the second single in a row to just miss out on the top spot in the UK again peaking at number 2. It was 2 Unlimited's biggest hit on the U.S. Dance chart reaching number 5.

Appearances[edit]

The song has become a staple of National Hockey League teams, as many of them play an instrumental loop of the song during games. Its popularity in the NHL may have been inspired by Ray Slijngaard wearing a Los Angeles Kings hoodie in the music video.

Track Listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Twilight Zone (Rave Version) (5:42)
  2. "Twilight Zone (Rapping Rave Version) (5:40)
  3. "Twilight Zone (Not Enough Version) (5:41)
  4. "Twilight Zone (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (4:10)
  5. "Twilight Zone (7" Vocal) (4:10)
  6. "Twilight Zone (7" Instrumental) (4:09)
UK CD single
  1. "Twilight Zone" (7" Edit) (3:18)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (Rave Version) (5:42)
  3. "Twilight Zone" (Rapping Rave Version) (5:40)
7" single
  1. "Twilight Zone" (7" Vocal) (4:00)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (7" Instrumental) (4:09)
12" maxi
  1. "Twilight Zone" (Rave Version) (5:42)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (Rapping Rave Version) (5:40)
  3. "Twilight Zone" (Rio & Le Jean Remix) (4:41)

Chart peaks[edit]

Millennium Remixes[edit]

"Millenium remixes"
Single by 2 Unlimited
Released 2000
Label Byte Records

Following the bleak success of the "No Limit" single came the "Twilight Zone (Millennium Remixes)". It had the same success as its predecessor, although the remixes were more commercial and radio-friendly. It received good airplay in Europe but had very little success in the charts.

Track listings[edit]

CD Maxi
  1. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Edit) (3:15)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Club Mix) (7:18)
  3. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Dub Mix) (5:46)
  4. "Twilight Zone" (Sharp 'Maniac' Mix) (7:15)
CD Single
  1. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Edit) (3:15)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (Delvino Remix Edit) (3:35)
12" Single (European Release)
  1. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Club Mix) (7:18)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (DJ Jean Dub Mix) (5:46)
  3. "Twilight Zone" (Sharp 'Maniac' Mix) (7:15)
12" Single (Japanese Promo)
  1. "Twilight Zone" (R-Control Mix) (5:43)
  2. "Twilight Zone" (R-C Extended Club Mix) (7:20)
  3. "Twilight Zone" (Sharp 'Maniac' Mix) (7:15)
  4. "Let The Beat Control Your Body" (I.O. Sonic Remix) (4:55)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 Unlimited biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Twilight Zone", in various Singles Chart Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – 2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ Canada dance peak
  5. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  6. ^ German Singles Chart Charts-surfer.de (Retrieved April 10, 2008)
  7. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  8. ^ Dutch Top 40
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Billboard Billboard.com (Retrieved February 15, 2008)
  11. ^ "Top 100 Singles of 1992" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Single top 100 over 1992" (pdf) (in Dutch). Top40. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Single top 100 over 1992" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 August 2014.