Perfect (Exceeder)

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"Perfect (Exceeder)"
Single by Mason vs. Princess Superstar
Released 22 January 2007
Format CD single, digital download, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2005 (vocals); 2006 (instrumental)
Genre House, electro house
Length 2:41
Label
Mason chronology
"Exceeder"
(2006)
"Perfect (Exceeder)"
(2007)
Princess Superstar chronology
"My Machine"
(2005)
"Perfect (Exceeder)"
(2007)
"Licky"
(2008)

"Perfect (Exceeder)" is a collaboration between Dutch band Mason and American rapper Princess Superstar. The track is a mashup of Mason's 2006 instrumental dance track "Exceeder" and Princess Superstar's 2005 single "Perfect". It was used in television commercials for the film Brüno, as well as being featured in the game Wipeout HD. It has also been covered by edinburgh's indie electro band "Epic26". The song has been sampled by 813 in their track "Sunny Lemonade".

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Marcus Adams. It stars Lauren Ridealgh, Casey Batchelor and Lisa Shepley as gymnasts who mime to the lyrics performed by Princess Superstar. Valentina Bodorova appears as a genuine rhythmic gymnast acting as bodydouble.

Critical reception[edit]

At the 23rd Annual International Dance Music Awards, "Perfect (Exceeder)" was nominated in the category "Best Breaks/Electro Track," but lost to "Love Is Gone" by David Guetta.[1]

Chart success[edit]

The track became a big hit in the club scene in late 2006, especially across Europe and Brazil. The track was officially released via Data Records on 22 January 2007 in the UK. The track entered the chart at #11 one week before the physical release, based on downloads. Upon the week of its physical release, the track moved up eight spots to #3. In The Netherlands the song entered the Top 40 at #54 (eventually peaking at #11) and was the DanceSmash of the week.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1

  1. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Vocal Club Mix)

UK CD2

  1. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Vocal Club Mix)
  3. "Exceeder" (Instrumental Club Mix)
  4. "Exceeder" (Martijn ten Velden Instrumental Remix)
  5. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Tomcraft Remix)
  6. "The Fanfare" (Hidden Track)

UK 12" Vinyl

  1. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Vocal Club Mix)
  2. "Exceeder" (Instrumental Club Mix)
  3. "Perfect (Exceeder)" (Outwork Remix)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007)
  • Peak
  • position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 18
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 1
Belgium Dance (Ultratop Wallonia)[5] 1
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[6] 8
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 5
Germany (Media Control Charts)[8] 69
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 11
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 60
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[12] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 3

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