Strange World (Ké song)

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"Strange World"
Ke - Strange World.jpg
Single by
from the album I am [ ]
Released 1995
Format vinyl single, 12"; CD maxi-single
Genre Alternative rock (original)
Dance-pop (remix)
Length 4:32 (album version)
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Ké, M. Prendergast
Producer(s) Rick Neigher, Ké
singles chronology
"Strange World"
(1995)
"Someday"
(1996)
"Strange World'"
(1995)
"Someday"
(1996)

"Strange World" is a song by American recording artist and the lead single from his debut album I am [ ]. It was produced by Rick Neigher and Ké and written by Ké and Michael Prendergast. The song was released in 1995 by RCA Records and became a smash hit in Europe that year, topping the airplay charts in countries such as Italy and Germany. A dance remix of the track by Junior Vasquez topped the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart in 1996. The single sold around 3 million copies worldwide. Finnish band HIM released a cover of the song for their 2012 compilation album XX - Two Decades of Love Metal. In 2016, Ké appeared on a version of "Strange World" by Italian band Matmata.

Track listings and formats[edit]

  • 12" Vinyl single (RCA 74321 34941 1)
  1. A1 – "Strange World (album version)" – 4:32
  2. A2 – "Strange World (Junior's Sound Factory mix)" – 9:45
  3. B1 – "Strange World (Tribalistic dub)" – 8:09
  4. B2 – "Strange World (Junior's Strange mix edit)" – 11:27
  • 12" Vinyl single (RCA RDAB-64371-1)
  1. A1 – "Strange World (Junior's Sound Factory mix)" – 9:45
  2. A2 – "Strange World (LP version)" – 4:32
  3. B1 – "Strange World (Tribalistic mix)" – 8:10
  4. B2 – "Strange World (Padapella)" – 6:07
  • 12" Vinyl single (RCA KE 96)
  1. A1 – "Strange World (LP version)" – 9:45
  2. A2 – "Strange World (Junior's Sound Factory mix)" – 4:32
  3. B1 – "Someday (LP version)" – 8:10
  4. B2 – "Someday (alternate radio mix)" – 6:07
  5. B3 – "Someday (Harder Dance mix)" – 6:07
  • U.S. 12" Vinyl promo single (RCA RDJ 64494-2)
  1. "Strange World (edit)" – 4:01
  2. "Strange World (Chris Shaw edited mix)" – 3:53
  3. "Strange World (album version)" – 4:32
  • U.K. CD single (RCA 7863 64371 2)
  1. "Strange World (Junior's Sound Factory Mix)" – 9:45
  2. "Strange World (LP version)" – 4:32
  3. "Strange World (Tribalistic mix)" – 8:10
  4. "Strange World (Padapella)" – 6:07
  • U.K. CD single (RCA 74321 34941 2)
  1. "Strange World (radio edit)" – 3:53
  2. "Strange World (Padapella)" – 6:07
  3. "Strange World (Junior's Sound Factory mix)" – 9:45
  4. "All You Ever Wanted" – 4:27
  • Germany CD maxi-single (74321335582)
  1. "Strange World (short)" – 3:53
  2. "Strange World (long)" – 4:32
  3. "All You Ever Wanted" – 4:27

Cover by HIM[edit]

"Strange World"
Strangeworldhim.jpg
Single by HIM
from the album
XX - Two Decades of Love Metal
Released September 2012
Format Digital Single
Recorded 2012
Genre Rock (see HIM's genre)
Length 4:10
Songwriter(s) Ké, M. Prendergast
Producer(s) HIM
HIM singles chronology
"Scared to Death"
(2010)
"Strange World"
(2012)
"Into The Night"
(2013)
"Scared to Death"
(2010)
"Strange World"
(2012)
"Into The Night"
(2013)

In 2012, the Finnish band HIM covered "Strange World" for their second compilation album, XX - Two Decades of Love Metal. It is the only previously unreleased track on the album. It was released as a single and has a music video.