Intergalactic (song)

"Intergalactic" is a song by American rap rock group the Beastie Boys. "Intergalactic" was released as the first single from the Beastie Boys' fifth studio album, Hello Nasty on May 12, 1998. The single hit number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's third top-40 single, and it also reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart, where it remains the band's biggest hit in the country. It received a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999.

"Intergalactic"
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Single by Beastie Boys
from the album Hello Nasty
ReleasedMay 12, 1998 (1998-05-12)
Recorded1997
GenreHip hop
Length3:51
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mario Caldato, Jr.
Beastie Boys singles chronology
"Root Down"
(1995)
"Intergalactic"
(1998)
"Body Movin'"
(1998)
Audio sample
Music video
"Intergalactic" on YouTube

Music videoEdit

The "Intergalactic" video was made in June 1998. It was directed by Adam Yauch under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér,[1] and it revolves around a giant robot causing destruction by fighting a giant octopus-headed creature in a city while popping, a parody of, or tribute to, Japanese Kaiju films (specifically the series finale of Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot). Various scenes are filmed in the Shibuya and Shinjuku train stations in Tokyo, Japan. Throughout the band is wearing the bright uniforms of (Koji) Japanese street construction workers. The video was a regular on Total Request Live and won the award for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The Beastie Boys performed "Three MC's and One DJ" and "Intergalactic" at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.

The music video also somewhat parodies Japanese Super Sentai shows, which are the basis for Power Rangers and ranked number 64 on MuchMusic's 100 Best Videos. Complex wrote that, "We get the feeling Godzilla creator Tomoyuki Tanaka, who passed the year before the 'Intergalactic' single was released, would be proud."[1]

Track listingsEdit

CD single 1

  1. "Intergalactic" (album version) – 3:33
  2. "Hail Sagan (Special K)" – 4:06
  3. "Intergalactic" (Prisoners of Technology Mix) – 5:46
  4. "Intergalactic" (Fuzzy Logic Re-Mix) – 3:47

CD single 2

  1. "Intergalactic" (album version) – 3:32
  2. "Intergalactic" (Remix No. 1) – 3:54
  3. "Intergalactic" (Remix No. 2) – 4:02
  4. "Intergalactic" (Remix No. 1 Instrumental) – 3:56
  5. "Intergalactic" (Remix No. 2 Instrumental) – 3:59

Charts and certificationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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