Calabria (song)  

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"Calabria" is a house music single by Danish producer Rune. It was co-produced by Rune's half-brother Johannes Torpe and originally released in 2003 by Credence, a sublabel of Parlophone Records.

The track (which samples Taana Gardner's "Work That Body") was originally conceived as an instrumental, but in spite of being licensed to several other labels outside Denmark, it received more airplay after being used by Ronnie Milani and Maurizio Nari to create a mash-up with Alex Gaudino and Crystal Waters' "Destination Unknown", matching Rune's instrumental to Waters' vocals. It was released as "Destination Calabria" in 2005 by Rise.

The year before, Dutch group Drunkenmunky and German project Raker had produced a cover of the instrumental.

Rune re-released the track once more in 2007, having remixed it with ragga/dancehall beats, and adding vocals by Danish reggae singer Natasja Saad. This version gained popularity in the United States in mid-late 2007, where it got heavy club play, eventually entering the playlist of major Top-40/Dance radio stations such as Z100 and KTU, placing at #80 on Z100's top 100 songs of 2007.

The 2007 remix with Natasja Saad is on radio charts along with "The Anthem" by Pitbull and "Defense" by Machel Montano (album: Flame on), which both sample the famous riff.

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