Proper Education

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"Proper Education"
Single by Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd
Released 1 January 2007
Format CD single, DVD single, vinyl, Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Electro house, alternative dance
Length 3:21
Label Ministry of Sound
Data Records
Ultra Records (U.S.)
Writer(s) E. Prydz, Roger Waters, David Gilmour (uncredited)
Producer(s) E. Prydz
Eric Prydz singles chronology
"Woz Not Woz"
(2005)
"Proper
Education
"
(2007)
"Pjanoo"
(2008)
Alternative cover
Cd2 Cover

"Proper Education" is a remix by the Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz. The original song by Pink Floyd, "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II", was remixed to create this song; it has a much more emphasized 4/4 beat than the original song. It made it to number two on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom and reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart in the United States in 2007, making it the first remixed recording of an original song to reach the top spot on this chart. On 8 December 2007 the song also received a nomination for best remixed recording at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Music video[edit]

The music video for this song includes teenagers (Daniel Ilabaca) escaping school while doing parkour stunts and other various actions, like jumping from building to building. They then sneak into a number of apartments and perform energy efficient tasks, such as replacing lightbulbs with their energy efficient equivalent, turning down thermostats, turning off televisions, putting bricks in toilets (to save water), etc. Finally, they tap into the apartment complex's power grid and power down the whole building, before re-lighting some of the apartments so that the words "SWITCH OFF" appear in lights on the side of the building. The video ends with the words "you don't need an education to save the planet".

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "Proper Education" (Radio Edit) — 3:22
  2. "Proper Education" (Club Mix) — 6:08
CD maxi
  1. "Proper Education" (Radio Edit) — 3:20
  2. "Proper Education" (Original Version) — 6:08
  3. "Proper Education" (Sébastien Léger Remix) — 9:03
  4. "Proper Education" (Sebastian Ingrosso Remix) — 8:57
  5. "Proper Education" (Video)
12" maxi
  1. "Proper Education" (Club Mix) — 6:09 — 8:57
  2. "Proper Education" (Dub Mix) — 8:38

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Denmark[1] Gold 27 November 2007 4,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006-2007) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 20
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 12
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[6] 6
Denmark (Tracklisten)[7] 3
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 1
France (SNEP)[9] 10
Germany (Media Control Charts)[10] 4
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[11] 3
Hungary (Rádiós Top 40)[12] 2
Ireland (IRMA)[13] 9
Italy (FIMI)[14] 11
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[15] 3
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[16] 9
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[17] 29
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[18] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 7
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 12
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company)[13] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[21] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Rank
German Singles Chart [22] 51
Swedish Singles Chart[23] 68
Preceded by
"Koneeseen kadonnut" by Apulanta
Finnish number-one single
4/2007 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Perfect Skin" by The 69 Eyes
Preceded by
"U + Ur Hand" by Pink
Billboard Hot Dance Airplay number-one single
February 24, 2007-March 3, 2007
Succeeded by
"Say It Right" by Nelly Furtado

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danish certifications ifpi.dk (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Eric Prydz – Proper Education" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eric Prydz – Proper Education" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eric Prydz – Proper Education" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200715 into search.
  7. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education". Tracklisten.
  8. ^ "Eric Prydz: Proper Education" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education" (in French). Les classement single.
  10. ^ "Chartverfulgong > Eric Prydz > Proper Education – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Dance Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  13. ^ a b "Proper Education", in various singles charts Acharts.us (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  14. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education". Top Digital Download.
  15. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Eric Prydz search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  16. ^ Romanian peak
  17. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert {{{year}}}{{{week}}} into search.
  18. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education" Canciones Top 50.
  19. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education". Singles Top 60.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eric Prydz – Proper Education". Swiss Singles Chart.
  21. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 17, 2009)
  22. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Single_Jahrescharts_2007
  23. ^ "Årslista Singlar – År 2007" (in Swedish). Swedish Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 December 2010.