Pjanoo

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"Pjanoo"
Single by Eric Prydz
from the album Pjanoo
Released 31 December 2008
Format CD single, DVD single, 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre House
Length 2:37
Label Pryda, Data Records\Data, Ultra
Writer(s) Eric Prydz
Producer(s) Eric Prydz
Eric Prydz singles chronology
"Proper Education"
(2007)
"Pjanoo"
(2008)
"Niton (The Reason)"
(2011)

"Pjanoo" (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpjɑːnʊ]) is a keyboard-based house track by the Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz. It has received moderate airplay amongst British radio stations, being heavily used by BBC Radio 1 in advertisements for their "Radio 1 Big Weekend" and "Weekend in Ibiza" events. The song was very successful in the United Kingdom, peaking on the UK Singles Chart at #2, and the UK Dance Chart at #1 for ten non-consecutive weeks.

Background and release[edit]

The song has been on promotional release since 17 March 2008[1] with Eric Prydz's own label, Pryda, with a limited number of 12" pressings available on special order. The song was released on 31 December 2008 by Ministry of Sound's Imprint Label, Data Records.

Eric himself states: "I played it in a club in northern UK in 2006. Didn't get the reaction I thought I would, so I didn't play it for years until I found the CD while playing at 'Ambasadeur' club in Stockholm. Played it for fun again and it went off. Someone filmed it and it ended up on YouTube. The rest is history."

The Welsh drum and bass producer High Contrast has made a successful drum and bass remix of "Pjanoo" and was released by Data Records on 26 August 2008 with a track length of 7:43.[2] The piano riff was inspired by the piano in Patrice Rushen's song "I Was Tired of Being Alone".


Music Video[edit]

A cowboy in the old west has a fistful of dollars, but he can't find a drink anywhere because of the temperature over 45°C / 113°F, and finds an old pub named Pjanoo, and goes in the pub to find a drink. Then an old piano plays by it's self, and the cowboy finds 2 Indians and they provide a rain-dance, then rain falls very heavily, and a water tap has water running and the cowboy runs to the water tap to have a drink, and then runs out of the pub

Formats and tracklisting[edit]

12" Vinyl Promo (Pryda 11)
  1. "Pjanoo"
  2. "F12"
CD maxi
  1. "Pjanoo" (Radio Edit) - 2:37
  2. "Pjanoo" (Club Mix) - 7:31
  3. "Pjanoo" (High Contrast Remix) - 7:04
  4. "Pjanoo" (Afterlife Mix) - 5:38
  5. "Pjanoo" (Fred Falke Mix) - 6:24
  6. "Pjanoo" (Guy J Remix) - 7:43
CD single
  1. "Pjanoo" (Radio Edit) – 2:37
  2. "Pjanoo" (Afterlife Radio Edit) – 2:50
iTunes Single
  1. "Pjanoo" (Radio Edit) – 2:37
  2. "Pjanoo" (Dana Bergquist and Peder G Remix) – 9:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008-2009) Peak
Position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 22
Belgian (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 8
Belgian (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 14
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 9
France (SNEP)[6] 21
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 34
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[8] 23
Ireland (IRMA)[9] 7
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 4
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 14
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 6
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 2
UK Dance Chart 1

Use in popular culture[edit]

References[edit]