Under the Radar Over the Top

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Under the Radar Over the Top
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Studio album by Scooter
Released Germany 2 October 2009
United Kingdom 23 November 2009
Recorded Sheffield Underground Studios, 2009
Genre Hard trance, Hardstyle
Length 46:08
Label Sheffield Tunes (Germany)
All Around The World (UK)
Producer H. P. Baxxter
Rick J. Jordan
Michael Simon
Jens Thele
Scooter chronology
Jumping All Over the World
(2007)
Under the Radar Over the Top
(2009)
The Big Mash Up
(2011)
Singles from Under the Radar Over the Top
  1. "J'adore Hardcore"
    Released: 14 August 2009
  2. "Ti Sento"
    Released: 2 October 2009
  3. "The Sound Above My Hair"
    Released: 27 November 2009
  4. "Stuck on Replay"
    Released: 12 March 2010
Alternative Covers
The Dark Side Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic positive[1]
Random.Access 7.5/10[2]

Under the Radar Over the Top is the fourteenth studio album by German hard dance group Scooter. The album was released on 2 October 2009, preceded by the single "J'adore Hardcore" on 14 August.[3] A second single, "Ti Sento", was released on the same day as the album.[4] The third single "The Sound Above My Hair" was released on 27 November 2009.,[5] and "Stuck on Replay", the 4th single from the album is being used as the official theme song of 2010 IIHF World Championship.

The album's cover was photographed at the former American NSA espionage site Teufelsberg in Berlin.[6] The title comes from Alexis Petridis' Guardian article about the group's unexpected UK success in 2008.[7] The album's release was supported by a German tour in March 2010.[8]

Under the Radar Over the Top went gold in 2010.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Stealth" 1:23
2. "J'adore Hardcore" 4:20
3. "Ti Sento" 3:55
4. "State of Mind" 3:30
5. "Where the Beats..." 3:51
6. "Bit a Bad Boy" 3:47
7. "The Sound Above My Hair" 4:38
8. "See Your Smile" 4:13
9. "Clic Clac" 4:29
10. "Second Skin" 5:54
11. "Stuck on Replay" 3:10
12. "Metropolis" 5:38

Limited edition[edit]

A limited edition version of the album features a second CD entitled The Dark Side Edition and a bonus DVD.

The Dark Side Edition track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "She's The Sun" 3:48
2. "Take Me Baby" 4:15
3. "Frequent Traveller" 3:37
4. "Eyes Without a Face" 3:18
5. "Dancing in the Moonlight" 4:33
6. "Lass Uns Tanzen" (Day Version) 3:42
7. "Stripped" (Live) 4:21
8. "Sex Dwarf" 4:19
9. "Am Fenster" 5:52
10. "Marian (Version)" 4:55

The DVD features a personal Scooter travelogue from the band’s trip through Australia, Africa and Asia as well as an exclusive interview and selected comments on the album.[9]

Deluxe VIP Fan Box[edit]

A second, even more limited edition of the album, entitled the Under The Radar Over The Top Deluxe VIP Fan Box, includes the same content as the Limited Edition version along with a Scooter flag, Scooter dog tags, and 5 post cards featuring the band members, and a special box featuring images from the photoshoot of the NSA location on the cover of the album.[10]

UK edition[edit]

The UK version features a different cover and includes a DVD with all the group's music videos from "Hyper Hyper" to "Jump That Rock (Whatever You Want)", similar to the German re-release of Jumping All Over the World. The album sold 8,000 copies in the first week after release and entered the official UK album charts at number 62.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[11] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[13] 38
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 51
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 62

Notes[edit]

  • "Stealth" contains voice samples from sample pack "Vengeance Essential Clubsounds Vol.3" created by Manuel Schleis.
  • "J'adore Hardcore" uses French fan Maddy's voice for the eponym lyrics "J'adore Hardcore" and samples Planet Funk's 2001 single "Chase The Sun", from the 2002 album Non Zero Sumness as well as the 2009 songs "Lullaby" by Activator and uses a sample that is heavily inspired by the melody of the track "I Just Can't Stop" by The Pitcher. On 30 July 2009, during the video shoot for the single, H.P. Baxxter was almost a victim of a car bomb attack in Majorca, Spain.[16]
  • "Ti Sento" is inspired by the song of the same name by Technoboy, which itself samples Matia Bazar's 1985 single "Ti Sento". The song by Scooter includes Italian vocals by Antonella Ruggiero, who was the vocal performer in the original version. Playing an opera singer, Ruggiero also appears in the accompanying music video, which premièred on 18 September 2009.[17] The sound effects at the beginning of the song are from "Music or noize" by Wildstylez. It also uses the melody from the song "Sonic Sabotage" by Crypsis & Kold Konexion.
  • "State of Mind" samples the song "Pale" by Within Temptation and uses a sample that is heavily inspired be the melody of the track "Next Dimensional World" by Technoboy.
  • "Where the Beats..." samples its intro and melody from Technoboy's version of "Ti Sento", Some parts sampling "Cold rocking" by Wildstylez & The Prophet.
  • "Bit A Bad Boy" samples the Krezip song "I Would Stay" and the melody also samples "Rock civilization" by Headhunterz.
  • "The Sound Above My Hair" samples the Black Song "Wonderful Life".
  • "See You Smile" samples the song "Rainbow In The Sky" by DJ Paul Elstak. The melody also samples Rephex & ABW's "Nuclear".
  • The melody of "Clic Clac" comes from Pinocchio's theme, written by Italian composer Fiorenzo Carpi De Resmini. The track also samples Technoboy's "Put Some Grace (In Your Face)" and Tuneboy's "Re-Generate It".
  • "Second Skin" is a cover of the same name song by The Chameleons.
  • "Stuck on Replay" is based on the melody of "DJ Phil Ty - A Kay A (EHM remix)", next to sampling Lionel Richie's "Stuck On You".
  • "Metropolis" samples Ron Van den Beuken's remix of Randy Katana's "In Silence".
  • On the back of the Album cover for the DVD version of Under the Radar Over the Top there is a spelling mistake for The Question is What is The Question.
  • "Marian (Version)" is a cover of the same name song by The Sisters of Mercy.

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