Destination Calabria

"Destination Calabria" is a song by Italian producer Alex Gaudino, with vocals by Crystal Waters. It is the first single released from his debut album My Destination. The track is a mashup, taking the instrumental from Rune's "Calabria" and the vocals from Alex Gaudino's and Crystal Waters' "Destination Unknown", both originally released in 2003. It was produced with the help of Maurizio Nari and Ronnie Milani (Nari & Milani), matching the saxophone riff from "Calabria" to Crystal Waters' voice.

"Destination Calabria"
A woman plays with a instrument. The Black word is 'ALEX GAUDINO FT. CRYSTAL WATERS' and the name of green word is 'DESTINATION CALABRIA'
Single by Alex Gaudino featuring Crystal Waters
from the album My Destination
Released
  • December 4, 2006 (Italy)
  • March 19, 2007 (worldwide)
Recorded2006
Genre
Length
  • 6:56 (original mix)
  • 3:03 (radio edit)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Alex Gaudino
  • Nari & Milani
Alex Gaudino singles chronology
"Reaction"
(2005)
"Destination Calabria"
(2006)
"Que Pasa Contigo"
(2007)
Crystal Waters singles chronology
"Lies"
(2004)
"Destination Calabria"
(2007)
"Dancefloor"
(2008)
Alternative cover
French cover
French cover

"Destination Calabria" was released on 4 December 2006 as a 12 inch single by Italian label Rise Records, and as a CD single, on 19 March 2007, by British label Data Records. The song was also successful in several other countries, including Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Music videoEdit

The music video is directed by Eran "Rani" Creevy, produced by Ben Pugh for Ministry of Sound and choreographed by David Leighton. It features eight female dancers (Natasha Payne, Jessica Fox and more) in sexualized green marching band costumes, playing various instruments in a seductive manner, and dancing inside an infinity cove. In some scenes, seemingly hundreds of the dancers are seen at once, but these are simply the original eight replicated many times using digital imagery.

Waters herself does not appear in the video, but members of the marching band lip sync her lyrics at various points.

Track listingsEdit

Chart performanceEdit

"Destination Calabria" entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 18 on 18 March 2007 on downloads alone and eventually peaked at No. 4. It also reached No. 1 on the UK Dance Chart, No. 3 on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, and No. 2 on the Irish Singles Chart.

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[43] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[44] Gold 25,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[45] Gold 400,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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