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You Can't Stop Me
"You Can't Stop Me"
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Single by Guano Apes
from the album Walking on a Thin Line
Released9 December 2002 (2002-12-09) (radio airplay)
13 January 2003 (2003-01-13) (CD single)[1]
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
GenreAlternative metal, nu metal
Length3:08 (Single Mix)
3:11 (Album version)[2]
LabelSupersonic
Guano Apes
Guano Apes, Fabio Trentini
Guano Apes singles chronology
"Kumba Yo!"
(2001)
"You Can't Stop Me"
(2002)
"Pretty in Scarlet"
(2003)

"You Can't Stop Me" is the first single from the Guano Apes' third album, Walking on a Thin Line. It was released as a single on 13 January 2003, at which point the album it would appear on was still untitled.[3] It reached No. 10 in Germany,[4] also charting in four other European countries, and performing well in Portugal.[5] It was their first single released in the United Kingdom.[6] The song would later also appear on the 2004 greatest hits album, Planet of the Apes.[7]

This song sounds like the Erasure's song Blue Savannah.

Reception

Rock Hard magazine gave favourable reviews, calling it a great rock song[8] that should dominate the rock scene.[3] Despite the favourable reviews, Rock Hard stated the highlight of the five-track single was actually the song "Scratch The Pitch", describing it as rousing and deeply emotional, and noting a strong vocal performance by Sandra Nasi?, commenting that it was probably the result of professional vocal coaching.[3]

Music video

The video was filmed in December 2002 and debuted on the Guano Apes official website on 19 December.[1] The video shows the band performing in a circus ring. Band member Dennis Poschwatta can be seen knife throwing in the video, Henning Rümenapp breathes fire and the video ends with Stefan Ude's body being dragged off after he dives into the ground from the top of the circus tent. The video was filmed at the William Circus in Berlin. An elephant from a different circus was arranged to perform in the music video. Unknown to the band, the two circus families had a strong rivalry. The William family protested the arrival of the other circus owner, who replied by threatening the Williams with physical violence. There were fears the entire shoot would be cancelled due to the escalating situation; however, the elephant was eventually taken away and its role in the video was cancelled.[1]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."You Can't Stop Me (Single Mix)"3:08
2."Dick"2:43
3."Scratch The Pitch"3:48
4."Plastic Mouth (G-Ball & Kaa Mix)"4:05
5."Trumpet Song"2:54

Charts

Chart[9] Peak
Position
Germany 10
Austria 15
Switzerland 69
Netherlands 65
Belgium 19
United Kingdom 99

References

  1. ^ a b c "GUANO APES: Elephant Tales Gone Wrong". Blabbermouth.net. December 22, 2002. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Guano Apes - Walking on Thin Line". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "You Can't Stop Me". Rock Hard (in German). Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Guano Apes". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ Hits of the World. Billboard. March 29, 2003. p. 49. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "UK Singles released 24 March 2003". top40-charts.com. March 22, 2003. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Guano APES - Planet of the Apes". MusicMight. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Walking On A Thin Line". Rock Hard (in German). Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "Guano Apes - You Can't Stop Me". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013.

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