Straight Ahead (Tube & Berger song)

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"Straight Ahead"
Single by Tube & Berger featuring Chrissie Hynde
Released 26 January 2004 (UK)[1]
Format CD single 12" Maxi single
Recorded 2003
Length 2:45 (Radio edit)
Label Artemis Records(US)
Direction Records (UK)
Songwriter(s) Liz Winstanley, Marko Vidovic, Arndt Rörig & King Brain
Producer(s) King Brain, Marko Vidovic, Arndt Rörig
Tube & Berger singles chronology
"Straight Ahead"
(2004)
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"Straight Ahead"
(2004)
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Chrissie Hynde single singles chronology
"Love Can Build a Bridge"
(1995)
"Straight Ahead"
(2004)
"Dark Sunglasses"
(2014)

Straight Ahead is a song recorded by German electronica duo Tube & Berger, featuring vocals by American singer/songwriter Chrissie Hynde. The track was co-written by Liz Winstanley, Marko Vidovic and Arndt Rörig and produced by King Brain.

Content[edit]

"Straight Ahead" is best known for its tweeky synthesizer melodic sound and a computerized female vocal (provided by Winstanley) chanting the chourus "...straight ahead...in one direction..." throughout the entire song. The single also gave Hynde her first ever number one single in Billboard magazine, where it reached the top spot on the magazine's Hot Dance Airplay chart.

Although the track charted in English, the duo also recorded a German-language version.

Singles[edit]

US CD Maxi-single[2]

  • 1 Straight Ahead (Radio Edit) (2:45)
  • 2 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus Mix (Radio Edit)) (3:31)
  • 3 Straight Ahead (Extended Version) (6:04)
  • 4 Straight Ahead (Robbie Rivera Juicy Dub) (7:27)
  • 5 Straight Ahead (Tom Neville Remix) (7:19)
  • 6 Straight Ahead (Tom Neville Dub) (6:40)
  • 7 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus Mix (Extended Version)) (7:25)
  • 8 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus Mix (Instrumental)) (7:25)
  • 9 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus Mix (Padapella)) (5:59)
  • 10 Straight Ahead (Chrissie's Acapella) (0:42)
  • 11 Straight Ahead (Computer Girl Acapella) (0:27)
  • 12 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus Mix (Acapella Edit)) (0:28)

UK 12" single[3]

  • A1 Straight Ahead (Extended Vocal Mix)
  • A2 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus) (Robbie Rivera's Juicy Dub Mix)
  • B1 Straight Ahead (Tom Neville Remix)
  • B2 Straight Ahead (Geradeaus) (12" English Edit)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 63
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 29
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Red Blooded Woman" by Kylie Minogue
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
May 29, 2004
Succeeded by
"Deju Vu (It's Hard to Believe)" by Roc Project featuring Tina Novak