Butterfly (Crazy Town song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by Crazy Town
from the album The Gift of Game
Length 3:36
Certification Silver (BPI)
Crazy Town singles chronology
"Darkside"
(2000)
"Butterfly"
(2000)
"Revolving Door"
(2001)

"Butterfly" is a song by American music group Crazy Town. It was released in November 2000 as the third single from their album The Gift of Game. The song reached number-one in 15 countries, including the band's native United States.[1]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Honey, features the band in a fantasy-like forest complete with butterflies where Shifty Shellshock and Epic Mazur sing their praises to two women with butterfly wings. At one point in the video, Shifty's star-shaped tattoos fly off into the air.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Butterfly"   Crazy Town 3:35
2. "Butterfly (Extreme Mix)"   Crazy Town 3:33

Critical reception[edit]

It was named the 34th "Most Awesomely Bad Song Ever" by VH1.[2] It was also rated number 3 on Billboard's chart for One-hit wonders of the 2000s, compiled in 2009.[3] The song was ranked number 77 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever by Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio, who asks the listener, "Think you like this? Sure you don't really like the song where ['Butterfly'] came from better? Without all the yapping?"[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000-2001) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 4
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[6] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 5
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[8] 9
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan) 3
Denmark (Tracklisten)[9] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 2
France (SNEP)[11] 26
Germany (Media Control AG)[12] 1
Ireland (IRMA) 10
Italy (FIMI) 19
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[13] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[14] 2
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 1
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[16] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 3
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Top 40 Mainstream (Billboard) 2
US Hot Dance Singles Sales (Billboard) 1
US Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Rock Tracks (Billboard) 21

Decade-end charts[edit]

(2000–2009) Position
Germany (Media Control Charts)[19] 56

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Stutter" by Joe featuring Mystikal
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
March 24, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Preceded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 7, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"All for You" by Janet Jackson
Preceded by
"Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse
US Alternative Songs number-one single
February 17, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Drive" by Incubus

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[20] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[21] Gold 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[22] Gold 25,000*
Germany (BVMI)[23] Platinum 500,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[24] Platinum 10,000*
Sweden (GLF)[25] Platinum 30,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold 20,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Silver 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTV.com - Crazy Town Biography.
  2. ^ Listology.com VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs....Ever
  3. ^ "One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s Page 1". Billboard.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  4. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (September 11, 2010). "100 Worst Songs Ever -- Part Two of Five". AOL Radio. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Crazy Town – Butterfly – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Tracklisten.
  10. ^ "Crazy Town: Butterfly" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Les classement single.
  12. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  13. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Crazy Town search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Top 40 Singles.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". VG-lista.
  16. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts at the Wayback Machine (archived December 9, 2002)
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Singles Top 60.
  18. ^ "Crazy Town – Butterfly – swisscharts.com". Swiss Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved November 1, 2013.  Enter Crazy Town in the field Interpret. Enter Butterfly in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  22. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2001". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  27. ^ "British single certifications – Crazy Town – Butterfly". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 11, 2013.  Enter Butterfly in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Click Go

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