The Warrior (song)
|Single by Scandal|
|from the album Warrior|
|Writer(s)||Nick Gilder, Holly Knight|
|Scandal singles chronology|
"The Warrior" is a song by pop rock group Scandal, from the album Warrior. The song was written by Holly Knight ("Love Is a Battlefield") and Nick Gilder ("Hot Child in the City"). The song went to number one in Canada and number seven in the United States, as well as number one on the Mainstream Rock chart in the US, in addition to winning a BMI Airplay Award in 1984.
In popular culture
- The song was featured in the Family Guy episode "Petarded" (season #4, episode #6), in which Stewie was featured in an iPod commercial dancing to this song.
- The song appears as a master track in the video game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s.
- The song was featured on the video game, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, on fictional radio station Flash FM.
- Pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior used the song as his theme music in World Wrestling Federation and very early in his stint with the World Class Championship Wrestling under the name Dingo Warrior.
- English Rugby League club Wigan Warriors play the song in the DW Stadium as the players take to the field for the second half of home matches.
- The song was featured during the Charles Barkley segment of Sports Illustrated's NBA Superstars on VHS, released in 1989. The tape also featured music from many other 1980's artists including Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston.
|Australia Kent Music Report||6|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||1|
|New Zealand RIANZ Top 40||11|
|UK Singles Chart||86|
|US Billboard Hot 100||7|
|US Billboard Album Rock Tracks||1|