Omen (song)

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Single by The Prodigy
from the album Invaders Must Die
Released 16 February 2009 (2009-02-16)
Genre Big beat, breakbeat, industrial rock, synthpunk, breakbeat hardcore
Length 3.14
Label Take Me to the Hospital, Cooking Vinyl
Writer(s) Liam Howlett/Keith Palmer/Tim Hutton[1]
Producer(s) Liam Howlett, James Rushent
The Prodigy singles chronology
"Invaders Must Die"
"Warrior's Dance"
Music video
"Omen" on YouTube

"Omen" is the nineteenth single released by the British electronic band The Prodigy. It was released on 16 February 2009,[2] and it is the first commercial single from the album Invaders Must Die.

The release was announced on 9 January, in a newsletter sent to fans. The single is accompanied by a video that features live footage from the band. It was first played on Radio 1 on 12 January. The single was co-produced by Does It Offend You, Yeah? singer James Rushent and features a remix from the Dutch drum and bass group Noisia. The track was The Prodigy's tenth top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart. The single has yet to receive a physical release outside Europe. The song won the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. It came in at #68 in the 2009 Triple J Hottest 100: the fifth track by The Prodigy to chart in the annual countdown, following "Voodoo People" in 1994, "Breathe" and "Firestarter" in 1996, and "Funky Shit" in 1997. The song itself is featured in the movie Kick-Ass and also on the soundtrack respectively.

Music video[edit]

The official music video was uploaded to YouTube on 19 January 2009. The video shows The Prodigy performing at a rave in front of loads of people amongst a mysterious little girl playing a xylophone.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

In its second week on the charts, the single moved up the charts to break into the top five, at number four making it their highest charting single since Breathe reached number 1 in 1996.


CD Single

  1. Omen (Edit) - 3:14
  2. Omen (Noisia Remix) - 6:18

12" Vinyl

  1. Omen (Noisia Remix) - 6:18
  2. Invaders Must Die (Chase & Status Remix) - 5:09

Digital Bundle

  1. Omen (Edit) - 3:14
  2. Omen (Hervé's End Of The World Remix) – 5:22 (Exclusive to iTunes)
  3. Omen (Noisia Remix) - 6:18
  4. Omen (Extended Mix) - 3:41
  5. Omen (Instrumental) - 3:36

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 83[4]
Ö3 Austria Top 40 22
French Singles Chart 61
German Singles Chart 28
Dutch Singles Chart 75
Irish Singles Chart 28
Polish Singles Chart[5] 44
Swiss Singles Chart 40
UK Dance Chart 1
UK Singles Chart 4

Note: In Germany, the song is known as 'O'.[6]

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[7] 71

Notable cover versions[edit]

It was also released as a single by Japanese Metalcore band Crossfaith, and this version was included on the Japanese version of Punk Goes Pop 3.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "exclusive email from". The Prodigy. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  3. ^ The Prodigy(Band) (January 19, 2009). The Prodigy - Omen (Official Video). 
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  5. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  6. ^ "Invaders Must Die on". Amazon Deutche. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19.