"Killer" is a song by Adamski and Seal. Written by Adam Tinley (Adamski) and Seal and produced by Adamski, "Killer" was Adamski's breakthrough single, but is now more notable for introducing Seal as a vocalist. A major hit in the UK, it reached number one, spending four weeks at the top of the chart in May 1990. In total, the single sold over 400,000 copies in the UK, earning it a BPI Gold certification. -- Wikipedia
The Adamski song Killer was covered by ...
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- Seal re-recorded the song for his 1991 debut album "Killer". The single release of Seal's version peaked at #8 in the UK, squeezed onto the Billboard Hot 100 at #100 and peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with a remix by William Orbit. The music video for this version used computer-generated science-fiction themed imagery, largely built around a partial re-creation of the M. C. Escher print Another World.
- Dirty Mind covered it as "The Killer" on the 1991 compilation "Turn Up the Bass - Vol.11".
- In 1992, George Michael performed "Killer" live at the Wembley Arena in a version that was released on the 1993 EP Five Live. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" was also recorded and released on the same album. The two songs were blended together in the live performance, then remixed several times. P.M. Dawn released an extended and radio remix for the "Killer"/"Papa" combination in 1993. The singer also shot a video for it, in which he did not appear personally. It was during the time when Michael refused to exploit his outward look, which he thought would distract the audience from the music, his main concern.
- Trance act ATB recorded a version in 1999, released as a single on 31 May 1999 in Germany and on 19 September 2000 in the United States. The ATB version peaked at #4 on the UK singles chart and #36 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. Featuring vocals by Drue Williams, it was the producer's first fully vocal-based song under the ATB name. The song uses elements from both Adamski and Seal's versions, updated with more contemporary production techniques.
- Sugababes covered it on their 2002 album "1Love (War Child & NME)".
- Northern Kings covered it on their 2008 album "Rethroned".
- Nina Hagen covered it on her 2011 album "Volksbeat".
- Power metal band Angel Dust covered it on the 2002 album "Of Human Bondage".
- Girl group Sugababes covered it as a B-side to the 2003 single "Shape".
- Scottish garage rock band Sons And Daughters covered it as a B-side to their 2007 single "Gilt Complex".
- Rhythm Police covered it on the 2009 Remix release "Killer".