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Single by The Prodigy
from the album Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
Released 1 November 2004
Format 12 inch vinyl record
CD single
Recorded Essex, England
Genre Alternative rock, electronic rock
Length 4:06
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Liam Howlett
Producer(s) Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology

"Hotride" was the fifteenth single released by the British electronic music trio The Prodigy on 1 November 2004. It was the second single from the album Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned and did not enter the UK charts as the CD was released in EP format with 3 additional 'B-sides' and so did not conform to chart regulations.

The track featured vocals by Juliette Lewis and borrowed lyrics from Jimmy Webb's "Up, Up and Away (In My Beautiful Balloon)".

Music video[edit]

The single's music video was directed by Daniel Levi, but was rejected by Liam Howlett due to the amount of pointless violence.

The video concentrates on a group of Japanese children going on a rampage. The kids first vandalize a nearby automobile, take pills of an unknown substance (possibly drugs), kill a random civilian and then steal a vehicle and a police unit cruiser. They also kidnap a policeman and put him in the trunk of the car, and subsequently kidnap a woman before heading to an office building, where they knock down the guards and destroy the offices. The kidnapped woman then escapes and calls the police. An anti-terrorist squad enters the building and catches the kids.

Track listing[edit]

XL recordings CD single[edit]

  1. "Hotride" (4:32)
  2. "Who U Foolin" (3:40)
  3. "Girls" (Rex The Dog Remix) (6:33)
  4. "Hotride" (El Batori Mix) (4:44)

US Promo[edit]

  1. "Hotride" (Radio Edit) (3:38)
  2. "Hotride" (El Batori Mix 3) (4:44)
  3. "Hotride" (El Batori Mix 2) (5:23)
  4. "Hotride" (El Batori Mix 1) (4:55)
  5. "Hotride" (Album Version) (4:36)