Busy Child

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"Busy Child"
Single by The Crystal Method
from the album Vegas
Released 1997[1]
Genre Electronic breakbeat
Label Outpost Recordings
Producer(s) The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method singles chronology
"Come2gether"
(1996)
"Busy Child"
(1997)
"High Roller"
(1997)

"Busy Child" is a breakbeat single by The Crystal Method from the album Vegas. It is one of the group's most recognizable works, reaching #17 on Hot Dance Club Play charts, and remaining on even ten years later.[2] The song is featured in FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 and on many film soundtracks and electronic compilations.

Sample[edit]

The "I guess I didn't know..." in "Busy Child" is sampled from the song "Know the Ledge" by Eric B. & Rakim.[3]

Music videos[edit]

At least two music videos were made to promote the song.[4] The original 1997 version (directed by Lance Bangs & Eli Bonerz) was mostly CGI.[5] The second version (directed by Clark Eddy) is more recognizable and includes live concert footage interspersed with clips from the Lost in Space movie.[6]

Video Games[edit]

A shorter version of the song is featured as a playable song in the dancing video game DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Busy Child" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Busy Child" (Vegas Version)
  3. "Busy Child" (Taylor's Hope for Evolution)
  4. "Busy Child" (Uberzone Mix)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography - The Crystal Method - Busy Child [US]". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales". Billboard.com. 2008-01-26. Retrieved 2009-02-27. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Crystal Method - Vegas (1997)". Arcticflare.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  4. ^ "the Crystal Method". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  5. ^ "the Crystal Method - "Busy child [version 1: CGI]"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  6. ^ "the Crystal Method - "Busy child [version 2: film]"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 

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