Calabria (song)

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Single by Rune
Released 2003
Format 12 inch single, CD single
Genre House
Length 7:45 (original mix)
3:35 (radio edit)
Label Credence
Feel the Rhythm (France)
Writer(s) Rune Reilly Kolsch
Producer(s) Rune Reilly Kolsch
Rune singles chronology
"Nothing New"
Single by Drunkenmunky
B-side "Das Bass"
Released 2004
Format 12 inch single, CD single
Genre Eurodance
Length 5:41 (euro mix)
2:45 (radio mix)
Label D'n'A
Writer(s) Rune Reilly Kolsch
Producer(s) Klubbheads
Drunkenmunky singles chronology
"Geht's Noch"
"Calabria 2007"
Single by ENUR featuring Natasja
from the album Raggatronic
Released March 13, 2007
Format 12 inch single, CD single
Genre House, reggae fusion, ragga
Length 6:25 (club mix)
3:51 (radio mix)
3:58 (video version)
Label Ministry of Sound
Ultra (US)
Writer(s) Rune Reilly Kolsch
Producer(s) Johannes Torpe
ENUR singles chronology
You Got Me EP
"Calabria 2007"
"Yesteryear" / "Run In"
"Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)"
Single by Rune RK
Released October 13, 2014
Format Digital download
Genre House, big room
Length 3:41
Label Musical Freedom, Scorpio music
Producer(s) Rune Reilly Kolsch
Firebeatz (remix)

"Calabria" is a song by Danish DJ / producer Rune Reilly Kölsch. It was originally released in 2003 by Credence, a sublabel of Parlophone Records. Calabria is the name of a region in southern Italy.

Background and recording[edit]

The track was originally conceived as an instrumental, but in spite of being licensed to several other labels outside Denmark, it received more airplay after DJ group Nari & Milani used the instrumental to create a mash-up with Alex Gaudino and Crystal Waters' "Destination Unknown", matching Rune's instrumental to Waters' vocals. It was released as "Destination Calabria" in 2005 by Rise. The year before, Dutch group Drunkenmunky had produced a cover of the instrumental. Two other dance music acts, Dirty Laundry (John Marks & DJ Maurice) and Kaner, had also created their own versions the same year.

Rune re-released the track once more in 2007, having remixed it with dancehall beats, and adding vocals by Danish reggae singer Natasja Saad. This reggae fusion version titled "Calabria 2007" has been very successful around the world and gained popularity in the United States in mid-late 2007. It got heavy club play, eventually entering the playlist of major Top-40/Dance radio stations such as Z100 and KTU. It placed at #80 on Z100's top 100 songs of 2007.[1] This song was actually featured in a Target ad for the 2007-2008 school year, featuring college dorm supplies, and due to the song's prominence in the ad, the song received much exposure.

In 2008 the song hit the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 46, making it one of the highest peaking reggae fusion songs in 2008. There is also another remix featuring Mims[2] and a Dominican rap remix featuring Dominican artist Punto Rojo.[3] On January 16, 2008 the song reached number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart.

In 2014, Guppy Slim played a set dedicated to Calabria at Casa Del Vibe in Bristol. It was recorded and played on BBC Radio 6 Music at various times following its performance. Later the same year, a remix by Dutch DJ duo Firebeatz was released on October 13, along with a supporting music video.[4]

Track listing[edit]

2003 12" vinyl
  1. 'Calabria' (Original Mix) - 7:45
  2. 'Calabria' (Artificial Funk Remix) - 9:14
  3. 'Calabria' (DJ Tool) - 2:05
2007 CD single
  1. 'Calabria 2007' (Radio Edit) - 3:52
  2. 'Calabria 2007' (Club Mix) - 6:31
  3. 'Calabria 2007' (Instrumental Mix) - 6:31

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (2004) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 48

"Calabria" (Dirty Laundry version)[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 80

"Calabria" (Drunkenmunky version)[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 38

"Calabria 2007"[edit]

Chart (2007–2008) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[9] 4
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 21
France (SNEP)[10] 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 46
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 1
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 28

"Calabria 2007" (Drunkenmunky version)[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 61

"Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)"[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 81
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 32
France (SNEP)[13] 63

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"In My Arms" by Plumb
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
January 26, 2008
Succeeded by
"What Hurts the Most" by Cascada


  1. ^ Z100 - New York's Hit Music Station
  2. ^ YouTube - Calabria 2007 - Enur feat. Natasja & MIMS
  3. ^ YouTube - Calabria - Enur Pto Rojo ft Natasja-q s lo q tu dice by kike
  4. ^ "Rune RK - Calabria (Firebeatz Remix) [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Spinnin' Records. Oct 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ " – Rune – Calabria" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  6. ^ " – Dirty Laundry – Calabria" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  7. ^ " – Drunkenmunky – Calabria". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ a b " – Drunkenmunky – Calabria" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "sc_Dutch100_Drunkenmunky" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  9. ^ " – Enur feat. Natasja – Calabria 2007" (in French). Ultratip.
  10. ^ " – Enur feat. Natasja – Calabria 2007" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ " – Rune RK – Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  12. ^ " – Rune RK – Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)" (in French). Ultratip.
  13. ^ " – Rune RK – Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)" (in French). Les classement single.