Inner Ninja

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"Inner Ninja"
Single by Classified featuring David Myles
from the album Classified
Released 6 November 2012 (2012-11-06) (original version)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip-hop
Length 3:29
Label Halflife Records/Sony Records
Writer(s) David Myles, Luke Boyd, Mark Pellizer, Mike Boyd
Producer(s) Luke Boyd
Classified singles chronology
"Anything Goes"
(2012)
"Inner Ninja"
(2012)
"3 Foot Tall"
(2013)
David Myles singles chronology
/ "Inner Ninja"
(2012)
Music video
"Inner Ninja" on YouTube

"Inner Ninja" is a song by Canadian hip hop artist Classified featuring David Myles. It was released in November 2012 as the lead single from his album, Classified. The song reached number 5 in Canada and was certified 4x Platinum.

Music videos[edit]

The original version of the video shows two men taking a bag of sweets from a young boy who then turns into a ninja and chases after them. The boy and two other children dressed as ninjas finally catch up with the men and defeat them and reclaim the bag of sweets. Throughout the video it also shows Classified and Myles singing next to a group of children learning martial arts.

Classified featuring Olly Murs Remix version[edit]

"Inner Ninja"
Single by Classified featuring Olly Murs
Released 10 November 2013 (2013-11-10)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip-hop
Length 3:11
Label Halflife Records/ Atlantic Records
Writer(s) David Myles, Luke Boyd, Mark Pellizer, Mike Boyd
Producer(s) Luke Boyd
Classified singles chronology
"3 Foot Tall"
(2013)
"Inner Ninja (Remix)"
(2013)
Olly Murs singles chronology
"Right Place Right Time
(2013)
"Inner Ninja (Remix)"
(2013)
"Hand on Heart"
(2013)
Music video
"Inner Ninja (Remix)" on YouTube

On 10 November 2013, a new version of the song was released, this time featuring vocals from English singer Olly Murs. This version has charted in New Zealand.

Music video

The second video which was released on 30 September 2013 is similar to the first except it features clips of Murs dressed in black clothing in a Japanese-themed room.

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Classified featuring David Myles version
Chart (2012–13) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[1] 5
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[2] 91
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 37
Classified featuring Olly Murs Remix version
Chart (2013) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 36

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[5] 4× Platinum 357,000[6]

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

References[edit]