Utopia (Within Temptation song)

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"Utopia"
Single by Within Temptation featuring Chris Jones
from the album An Acoustic Night at the Theatre
B-side Restless (Live at Beursgebouw Eindhoven 23-11-2007)
Released 23 October 2009
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Acoustic music
Label Gun Records
Sony/BMG
Writer(s) Sharon den Adel
Daniel Gibson [1]
Within Temptation singles chronology
"Forgiven"
(2008)
"Utopia"
(2009)
"Faster"
(2011)

"Utopia" is the first single from the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation's live album An Acoustic Night at the Theatre. The song features guest vocals from Chris Jones, a British singer. The single was released on 23 October 2009.[2]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • 2-track single
  1. "Utopia"
  2. "Restless" (Live at Beursgebouw Eindhoven 23-11-2007)

Music video[edit]

The video was posted on Within Temptation's official YouTube page on 28 September 2009. It is directed by Oscar Verpoort. The video shows a man walking around a city witnessing various people committing crimes, such as a man stealing a blind woman's wallet and a prostitute being picked up by an older man. He saves a child from almost being hit by a car when his mother wasn't paying attention to what he was doing. As the boy looks back, there is nobody there, giving the assumption that this man was an angel-like apparition. The band is also seen performing in a run down building.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 37
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 32
Poland (Airplay Chart)[5] 4
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[6] 88

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry for song ASCAP, accessed September 6, 2010
  2. ^ Within Temptation to release "Utopia" single
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Within+Temptation+feat.+Chris+Jones&titel=Utopia&cat=s
  5. ^ "Nielsen Music Control". Archived from the original on 2009-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Within Temptation feat. Chris Jones – Utopia". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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