Infinity (Guru Josh song)

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"Infinity"
Infinity (1990).jpg
Single by Guru Josh
from the album Infinity
Released18 December 1989
Format
GenreAcid house
Length4:00
LabelDeconstruction
Songwriter(s)Paul Walden
Producer(s)Guru Josh
Guru Josh singles chronology
"Infinity"
(1989)
"Whose Law (Is It Anyway)"
(1990)

"Infinity", also known as "Infinity (1990's... Time for the Guru)", is a song by British acid house musician Guru Josh. It was originally released in December 1989 as the lead single from his debut album of the same name. The song was re-released in 2008 in a remixed version called "Infinity 2008".

1989 release[edit]

The song was first released in 1989 from the album of the same name. It achieved success in many European countries, such as Spain, Germany, UK and Austria in 1989 and 1990, peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart in March 1990, and has been featured on numerous dance compilations from 1990 to the present day.

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru)
  2. "Infinity" (Spacey saxophone mix)
12" maxi
  1. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru 12" mix) — 7:25
  2. "Infinity" (Spacey saxophone mix) — 4:03
  3. "Infinity" (1990s... Time for the Guru 7" mix) — 4:00

Charts[edit]

DJ Taucher version[edit]

"Infinity"
Single by DJ Taucher
Released21 May 1995
Format
Length4:18
LabelDance Pool
Songwriter(s)Paul Walden
Producer(s)
DJ Taucher singles chronology
"Fantasy"
(1994)
"Infinity"
(1995)
"Miracle"
(1996)

DJ Taucher released a heavier techno version of the song in 1995. This version is not to be found on any of his studio albums, but is included on the compilation albums Dance Now! 10 and Maxi Dance Sensation 18.

Track listings[edit]

CD maxi
  1. "Infinity (Phase I)" — 4:18
  2. "Infinity (Phase II)" — 7:35
  3. "Infinity (Phase III)" — 5:30
  4. "Mental Thing (Phase IV)" — 6:34

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Position
German Single Charts[18] 50
Swiss Single Charts[19] 45

Infinity 2008[edit]

"Infinity 2008"
Infinity 2008.jpg
Single by Guru Josh Project
B-side"Remix"
Released8 August 2008
Format
GenreTrance music, electro house
Length3:12
Label
Songwriter(s)Paul Walden
Producer(s)
Guru Josh Project singles chronology
"Infinity 2008"
(2008)
"Crying in the Rain"
(2009)

In 2007, the 'Guru Josh Project'[20] was formed, and included Guru Josh, Snakebyte and the man that inspired the project, Darren Bailie. The 'Guru Josh Project's' adaptation of "Infinity" became another hit in 2008 and 2009 as a remixed version by DJ Klaas, under the title "Infinity 2008". The release enjoyed much success, reaching number one in France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Hungary and on the Eurochart Hot 100, and reached number two on the German dance chart. It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart.[21] The remix was written by Paul Walden and produced by Klaas Gerling and Jerome Isma-Ae. It was published by EMI Music.[22]

In April 2009, the track was picked up by Ultra Music in the United States and debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart, where it reached the number one spot, dethroning Lady Gaga's "Poker Face", in May 2009.[23]

In France, the song was included on the double compilation NRJ Music Awards 2009.[24] The video features German playmate Janina Wissler (Playboy's Girl of September 2005) and Josh.[25]

In Germany, the song was released under the Kontor Records.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Jerome Isma-ae remix) — 7:33
CD maxi
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Jerome Isma-ae remix) — 7:30
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Steen Thottrup Chill mix) — 6:02
  4. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
12" maxi
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  2. "Infinity 2008" (Jerôme Isma-ae remix) — 7:31
CD maxi — Remixes
  1. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal edit) — 3:12
  2. "Infinity 2008" (commercial radio edit) — 4:25
  3. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas vocal mix) — 4:54
  4. "Infinity 2008" (Klaas remix) — 6:29
  5. "Infinity 2008" (Jerôme Isma-ae remix) — 7:32
  6. "Infinity 2008" (Yvan and Dan Daniel remix) — 6:50
  7. "Infinity 2008" (Magic Mitch club mix) — 5:54
  8. "Infinity 2008" (Steen Thottrup Chill mix) — 6:00

Charts and sales[edit]

Infinity 2012[edit]

"Infinity 2012"
Guru Josh Infinity 2012.jpg
Single by Guru Josh
Released14 May 2012 (2012-05-14)
Format
GenreHouse
Length3:25
LabelBigCityBeats
Songwriter(s)Paul Walden
Producer(s)Guru Josh
Guru Josh singles chronology
"Love of Life"
(2011)
"Infinity 2012"
(2012)

The song was again remixed in 2012 by Swiss producers Antoine Konrad and Fabio Antoniali under the name "DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark". It was released digitally in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on 14 May 2012.

In June 2012, Unilever selected "Infinity 2012" as the soundtrack to the advertisement for the Magnum Infinity ice cream.[71]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Radio Edit) — 3:25
  2. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Remix) — 6:56
  • Digital download[73]
  1. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Radio Edit) — 3:25
  2. "Infinity 2012" (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark Remix) — 6:56
  3. "Infinity 2012" (Robbie Rivera Juicy Remix) — 6:30
  4. "Infinity 2012" (Loverush UK! Remix) — 6:48
  5. "Infinity 2012" (PunX Soundcheck Dubstep Remix) — 5:42

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Paul Walden — songwriter, composer, producer
  • Antoine Konrad — additional production (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark version)
  • Fabio Antoniali — additional production (DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark version)
  • Hal Ritson — vocal production, saxophone production
  • Daniel Pearce — vocals
  • Ben Castle — saxophone

Credits adapted from "Infinity 2012" CD single liner notes.[74]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[75] 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[76] 16

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Italy (FIMI)[77] Gold 15,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

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