When Worlds Collide (Powerman 5000 song)

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"When Worlds Collide"
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Single by Powerman 5000
from the album Tonight the Stars Revolt!
ReleasedJuly 1999
Format
Genre
Length2:58
LabelDreamWorks
Songwriter(s)Powerman 5000
Producer(s)
Powerman 5000 singles chronology
"Organized"
(1998)
"When Worlds Collide"
(1999)
"Nobody's Real"
(1999)

"When Worlds Collide" is a song by the band Powerman 5000 from their album Tonight the Stars Revolt!. The song is virtually always the last song to be played at concerts.[citation needed] It is one of the band's most well-known songs and has been used in the video games Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw, and in the 2000 film Little Nicky. The song had been nominated by the Boston Music Awards in 2000 for "Single Of The Year".[2] Spider One has stated that the song is about social classes. In 2016, the band accused Square Enix of stealing the song for use in their popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV.[3]

Music and lyrics[edit]

The song talks about being self-strong, not giving up. The song begins and concludes with heavier segments with screamed vocals, while its middle section is more atmospheric and melodic.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."When Worlds Collide"2:57
2."They Know Who You Are" 
Cassette single
No.TitleLength
1."When Worlds Collide" 
2."The Son of X-51" 

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 16
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[4] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fuse.tv/2015/02/best-nu-metal-hits#6
  2. ^ "POWERMAN 5000 FAN ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER".
  3. ^ https://www.facebook.com/officialpowerman5000/posts/1163822686963071
  4. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 1, 2010)

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