Das Boot (song)

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"Das Boot"
Das boot - Kennedy.jpg
Single by U 96
from the album Das Boot
B-side "Remix"
Released December 1991
Format
Recorded 1991
Genre
Length 3:25
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Klaus Doldinger
Producer(s) Matiz/AC 16
U 96 singles chronology
"Das Boot"
(1991)
"I Wanna Be a Kennedy"
(1992)
"Das Boot"
(1991)
"I Wanna Be a Kennedy"
(1992)
Music video
"Das Boot" on YouTube
UK cover
U96 Dasboot CD cover.jpg

"Das Boot" (in the UK and USA released as The Boat) is the title theme to the film and TV Series Das Boot, composed and produced by Klaus Doldinger, released on single[1] and album in 1981.

In 1991 it was covered by Alex Christensen and his dance music project U 96. This techno-version was U96's debut single from the album of the same name. It took the German single charts by storm and reached the top slot early in 1992, where it spent an unprecedented 13 weeks. The song cruised to platinum status (500.000 units), making it the best-selling single in recent years in Germany by a long shot. "Das Boot" became a number-one hit also in Austria, Israel, Norway and Switzerland and was a top ten hit in Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands and Sweden. The UK also responded favourably with an 18th position. The song was the subject of many remixes throughout the years.

The synthesized speech in the song was generated using an Atari ST and the STSPEECH.TOS program.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Tiefenrausch" – 4:18
  3. "Das Boot" (trigger version) – 5:14
7" single
  1. "Das Boot"
  2. "Das Boot" (Mickey Finn full version)
12" maxi
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Tiefenrausch" – 4:18
Cassette
  1. "Das Boot" (techno version) – 5:14
  2. "Das Boot" (trigger version) – 5:14
CD maxi - Remixes
  1. "Das Boot / Kennedy" (Megamix - I Wanna Be a Kennedy) – 6:14
  2. "Sonar Sequences – 6:13
  3. "Das Boot" – 3:25
CD maxi - 2001 remixes
  1. "Das Boot 2001" (radio edit) – 3:41
  2. "Das Boot 2001" (DJ Mellow-D remix) – 8:22
  3. "Das Boot 2001" (Cosmic Gate remix) – 7:41
  4. "Anthem 2001" – 3:19
12" maxi - 2001 remixes
  1. "Das Boot 2001" (Cosmic Gate remix) – 7:41
  2. "Das Boot 2001" (DJ Errik remix) – 8:05
  3. "Das Boot 2001" (Schiller remix) – 8:23
  4. "Das Boot 2001" (Avancada remix) – 8:12

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Irish Singles Chart, database". Irishcharts. Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  10. ^ Israeli Singles Chart (1 weeks at No. 1 at 28.4.92)
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  18. ^ ""Das Boot 2001", Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Archived from the original on 7 March 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  19. ^ ""Das Boot 2001", Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Archived from the original on 28 September 2003. Retrieved 4 April 2009. 
  20. ^ "1992 Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). Austriancharts. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  21. ^ "Top 100 Single-Jahrescharts" (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  22. ^ "1992 Swiss Singles Chart" (in German). Hitparade. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 
  23. ^ "Austrian certifications" (in German). ifpi. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2009.