Cinema (Benny Benassi song)

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Single by Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go
from the album Electroman
Released 8 March 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre House, dance-pop
Length 3:03 (Radio Edit)
Label All Around the World
Writer(s) Benny Benassi, Alle Benassi, Gary Baker
Producer(s) Marco "Benny" Benassi
Benny Benassi singles chronology
"Beautiful People"
"Close to Me"

"Cinema" is a song by Italian DJ and electro house music producer Benny Benassi and British recording artist and songwriter Gary Go. The song was written by Gary Go with music produced by Benny and Alle Benassi. It was released on March 8, 2011, by Ultra Records and All Around the World, on Benny Benassi's fourth studio album Electroman. Fans first picked up on the song after it was included in the hit video game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. The single EP featured several remixes by Skrillex, Laidback Luke, Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney, and Congo Rock. The Skrillex remix went on to become a hit in its own right, staying in iTunes US Dance Top 10 for over six months after its release, and winning a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. An instrumental version was most recently featured in the debut trailer for the video game, Sonic Lost World. The song has as of November 2013 been viewed/played over 100 million times on YouTube.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Cinema" was first released onto YouTube on 24 March 2011 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-nine seconds.[1] It features Benassi, his cousin Alle and Gary Go. The video was later featured in the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Copy Machine".

Skrillex remix[edit]

In January 2011, Skrillex released a remix of the song. It was used in the launch promo for the WWE Network, aired on the December 5, 2011 episode of WWE Raw. It was also given the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 54th Grammy Awards. The song was featured in the video game Forza Horizon.

Track listing[edit]

UK Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Radio Edit) 3:03
2. "Cinema" (Extended Mix) 4:55
3. "Cinema" (Skrillex UK Radio Edit) 3:17
4. "Cinema" (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Remix) 8:12
5. "Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix) 6:08
6. "Cinema" (Congorock Remix) 5:58
7. "Cinema" (DJ Mazza Club Mix) 6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (feat. Gary Go) [Part 1] - EP[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Radio Edit) 3:03
2. "Cinema" (Extended Mix) 4:55
3. "Cinema" (Congorock Remix) 5:58
4. "Cinema" (Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney Remix) 8:16
5. "Cinema" (Andrea "DJ Mazza" Mazza Club Mix) 6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (Remixes) (feat. Gary Go), Pt. 2 - EP[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Skrillex Radio Edit) 3:11
2. "Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) 5:07
3. "Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix) 6:08
4. "Cinema" (Maurizio Gubellini Remix) 6:02
5. "Cinema" (DJ Mazza Dub Mix) 5:45

Chart performance[edit]

The single was certified platinum in Canada through Music Canada for selling over 80,000 downloads.[4] The single was certified platinum in Australia for selling over 75,000 downloads. The single was certified gold in New Zealand. The single was certified platinum in the United States.

In the U.S., the single achieved a milestone of sorts when it spent a record 48 weeks from 2011 to 2012 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, the third highest number of weeks that a single has ever remained on that chart without advancing into the Billboard Hot 100.[5]


Chart (2011–12) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 26
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 7
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 17
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 64
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 35
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 26
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[12] 13
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 42
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[15] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 20
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom July 24, 2011[17] Digital download All Around the World
United States February 2013 Radio Release Ultra Records


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