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
"Busy Child"
"High Roller"

"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.


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.


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


  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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