No Exit (song)

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"No Exit"
Blondie - No Exit (Single UK).jpg
Single by Blondie
from the album No Exit
Released October 22, 1999
Format CD, 12" Single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop rock, rap rock
Length 4:18
Label Beyond Records
Writer(s) Deborah Harry
Chris Stein
Jimmy Destri
Coolio
Romy Ashby
Producer(s) Craig Leon
Blondie singles chronology
"Nothing Is Real but the Girl"
(1999)
"No Exit"
(1999)
"Good Boys"
(2003)


No Exit track listing
"Maria"
(3)
"No Exit"
(4)
"Double Take"
(5)
Music sample

"No Exit" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie. It was the title track from their seventh studio album in 1999 and was released as a single in Europe, but not the US.

Overview[edit]

A "gothic hip hop" track[1] "No Exit" features rapper Coolio exchanging raps with Debbie Harry. It also uses an interpolation of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" and Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King".

The single was released in the UK as a special tour souvenir CD. The released CD contains remixes of "No Exit", "Maria", "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" and a cover of Karen Young's 1978 disco hit "Hot Shot".

A video was released for one of the "No Exit" remixes, which also featured rappers Inspectah Deck, U-God of Wu-Tang Clan, Havoc and Prodigy of Mobb Deep as "The Loud Allstars".

Uses in other media[edit]

The Loud Allstar Rock Remix was featured in the 1999 film 200 Cigarettes. A music video for the song, featuring the band with Coolio and the other rap performers, was produced in conjunction with the release of the film.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri, Coolio, Romy Ashby unless otherwise noted

EU CD

  1. "No Exit" (The Loud Rock Remix Radio Version) - 4:26
  2. "No Exit" (The Infamous Hip Rock Version Radio Version) -3:21
  3. "No Exit" (Album Version) - 4:19

UK Exclusive Tour Souvenir CD

  1. "No Exit" (The Loud Rock Remix Radio Version) - 4:26
  2. "No Exit" (The Infamous Hip Rock Version Radio Version) - 3:21
  3. "Maria" (J & B Mix) (Destri) - 4:51
  4. "Maria" (Talvin Singh Rhythmic Mix) (Destri) - 4:51
  5. "Nothing Is Real but the Girl" (DT Edit) (Destri) - 3:13
  6. "Hot Shot" (Andrew Kahn, Kurt Borusiewicz) - 3:46

US 12" (promo only)

  1. "No Exit" (The Loud Rock Remix) Radio Version - 3:56
  2. "No Exit" (AMA Performance Version) Radio Version - 4:26
  3. "No Exit" (The Loud Rock Remix) TV Track - 5:12
  4. "Who's Gonna Cry" (No Exit Pt. 2, The Infamous Hip Rock Version) Radio Version - 3:21
  5. "Who's Gonna Cry" (No Exit Pt. 2, The Infamous Hip Rock Version) Instrumental - 3:24
  6. "Maria (Talvin Singh Rhythmic Radio Edit) (Destri) - 4:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blondie "No Exit" review". Rolling Stone. 2003-02-10. Retrieved 2016-03-26.