When Worlds Collide (Powerman 5000 song)

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"When Worlds Collide"
Single by Powerman 5000
from the album Tonight the Stars Revolt!
Released July 1999
Format Cassette single
CD single
Genre Industrial metal
Length 2:58
Label DreamWorks
Writer(s) Powerman 5000
Producer(s) Sylvia Massy
Powerman 5000
Powerman 5000 singles chronology
"When Worlds Collide"
"Nobody's Real"

"When Worlds Collide" is a single of the heavy metal 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, in the 2000 Movie Little Nicky and The Soundtrack album in the 1997 Movie Spawn. It is also used as Purdue University's entrance music for football games. Spider has stated that the song is about social classes.

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. Title Length
1. "When Worlds Collide"   2:57
Cassette single
No. Title Length
1. "When Worlds Collide"    
2. "The Son of X-51"    


Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] 16
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[1] 18


  1. ^ a b Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 1, 2010)

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