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Zombie Nation is German DJ and producer Florian Senfter, who goes by the alias of "Spank" and until 1999 Emanuel Guenther (aka Mooner). The first Zombie Nation release was an EP, which contained this electronic dance classic. The song proved very popular, charting high all around the world.
The song's title is German for "Atomic Energy 400." Senfter told USA Today that if he knew it would be so popular, "I would have chosen a friendlier name."
The song's hook came from a tune that was originally part of a 1984 Commodore 64 game called Lazy Jones. The man behind the original song was David Whittaker, who wrote many of the tunes that can be heard in 1980's and early '90s computer games.
This was released several times as a remix during 1999 and 2000. One of them, the "Sport Chant Remix" has become popular at American sporting events, especially during "hot timeouts." The phrase refers to when the home team has gone on a run of accumulating points, forcing the other team to call a timeout.
This undead dance monster featured in the 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root
Michael tells the story of "Send Me On My Way," and explains why some of the words in the song don't have a literal meaning.
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Eric Kretz of Stone Temple Pilots
The STP drummer talks about how they write their songs, and how the process is different now that Chester Bennington has replaced Scott Weiland.
Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.