Supernature (song)

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"Supernature"
Single by Cerrone
from the album Supernature (Cerrone III)
Released1977
GenreDisco
Length3:50 (single edit)
10:20 (album version)
LabelMalligator
Songwriter(s)

"Supernature" is the title track of Cerrone's 1977 album Supernature (Cerrone III). Along with the tracks "Give Me Love" and "Love Is Here", the song reached number one on the US disco/dance charts early in 1978.[2] The single crossed over to both the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 70, and the soul charts, where it peaked at number 72.[3] In August 1978, it peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart after heavy use in the first series of The Kenny Everett Video Show. The lyrics were written by a young Lene Lovich, though she was not credited.[1] The song has an environmental theme, imagining a future in which the use of artificial chemicals in agriculture has caused "creatures down below" to emerge and "take their sweet revenge" against mankind.

It was covered by Erasure in 1989, released with their single "You Surround Me". It was also covered by The Time Frequency in 1994 for their debut album, Dominator. The band Goldfrapp named their third studio album after the song.[4]

An instrumental edit of the song is used in Gaspar Noé's 2018 film Climax, being used for its opening choreography.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Juneau, Jason (September 2001). "Innovation in New Wave: Lene Lovich". Perfect Sound Forever. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 54.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Cerrone – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 July 2013.
  4. ^ Wright, Jonathan (27 January 2017). "Starting XI: Goldfrapp". God Is in the TV. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  5. ^ Bramesco, Charles (1 March 2019). "Breaking Down Climax's DJ Set from Hell". Vulture.com. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 5531." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "InfoDisc : Tous les Titres par Artiste". InfoDisc (in French). Select "Cerrone" from the artist drop-down menu. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Supernature". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Cerrone – Supernature" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 6 July 2013.