Civilization (Justice song)

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"Civilization"
Single by Justice
from the album Audio, Video, Disco
Released 28 March 2011 (2011-03-28)
Format Digital download
Genre Electroclash
Length 4:11
Label Ed Banger, Because Music
Writer(s) Gaspard Augé, Xavier de Rosnay
Producer(s) Justice
Justice singles chronology
"Tthhee Ppaarrttyy"
(2009)
"Civilization"
(2011)
"Audio, Video, Disco"
(2011)

"Civilization" is a single by the French band Justice and the first from their second studio album Audio, Video, Disco.[1] The single, Justice's first via Elektra Records, was initially set to be released on iTunes on 4 April 2011, before becoming available on other digital retailers on April 11.[2] The track was released early through iTunes France on 28 March and globally through iTunes on 29 March 2011.[3]

The track features vocals from British singer Ali Love.[4] The song was previewed in a two minute advertisement for Adidas, which was directed by Romain Gavras.[5] Gavras has worked with Justice previously, directing the music video for their song "Stress" in 2008, and filming a documentary 'A Cross In The Universe' about Justice's American tour in 2008.[6] The single was re-released on 6 June with remixes from Mr. Oizo and The Fucking Champs.

Critical reception[edit]

Eric Magnuson of Rolling Stone gave the single a rating of three-and-a-half stars out of five, complimenting its "high-end baguette beat-down".[7] He compared the song to a mix of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" and The Who's "Baba O'Riley".[7] Ben Gilbert of Yahoo! Music UK & Ireland gave a positive review, calling the song "fried and fiercesome [sic]".[8]

Track listing[edit]

  • Single sided 12" single[9]
  1. "Civilization" – 4:11
  2. "Civilization" (demo) – 3:45
  • Digital download single[10]
  1. "Civilization" – 4:11
  • Digital download EP[11]
  1. "Civilization" – 4:10
  2. "Civilization" (demo version) – 3:38
  3. "Civilization" (Mr. Oizo Remix) – 3:31
  4. "Civilization" (The Fucking Champs Remix) – 4:42
  5. "Civilization" (video)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[12] 7
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[13] 29
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[14] 83
France (SNEP)[15] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 58
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[17] 30
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[18] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 53

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (UPFI)[20] 3× Platinum 45,000[21]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Justice releasing 'Civilization' comeback single – video". NME. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "New Justice Single - Civilization". Elektra Records. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Civilization - Single de Justice". Apple. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Justice. Ali Love. Civilization.". electronic rumours. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Listen to Justice's New Single". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Cochrane, Lauren (25 September 2010). "Romain Gavras: Born Free director is no stranger to Stress". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Magnuson, Eric (20 April 2011). "Civilization by Justice". Rolling Stone. Jann Wenner. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Gilbert, Ben (18 March 2011). "Has Scherzinger got the chart ‘X Factor’?". Yahoo! Music UK & Ireland. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Justice - Civilization". Discogs.com. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Civilization". Amazon.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Civilization - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justice – Civilization" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Justice – Civilization" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: Week of April 16, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Justice – Civilization" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Justice – Civilization" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  17. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Justice – Civilization" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  18. ^ "Archive Chart: 2011-04-09" UK Dance Chart. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  19. ^ "Justice: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
  20. ^ "French video certifications – Justice – Civilization" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  21. ^ "Palmarès 2011 des certifications UPFI". UPFI. Retrieved 12 August 2014.