Warrior's Dance

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"Warrior's Dance"
Single by The Prodigy
from the album Invaders Must Die
Released 11 May 2009 (2009-05-11)
Format Digital Download, CD
Genre Oldschool jungle, big beat, electronic rock, rave, electronica
Length 2:55 (Edit)
5:12 (Album Version)
Label Take Me to the Hospital, Cooking Vinyl
Writer(s) Liam Howlett, Jeff Mills, Bridgett Grace, Anthony Srock
Producer(s) Liam Howlett
The Prodigy singles chronology
"Omen"
(2009)
"Warrior's Dance"
(2009)
"Take Me to the Hospital"
(2009)
Music video
"Warrior's Dance" on YouTube

"Warrior's Dance" is the twentieth single released by the British electronic band The Prodigy[1] on 11 May 2009,[2] and it is the second commercial single from the album Invaders Must Die after "Omen" and the free "promo" single "Invaders Must Die".

The track's chorus is a sample of "Take Me Away" by Final Cut with True Faith. It also contains beat samples from "Let The Warriors Dance" by Addis Posse.

The digital single was released on 17 April in Australia, exclusively on iTunes, although only the "Edit" version with none of the remixes is also available. When released on iTunes Australia the song was titled incorrectly and the download was actually a song from Placebo, this issue was fixed later on.[citation needed]

The song peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

The song was also featured in the soundtrack of the game Colin McRae: Dirt 2

Remixes[edit]

Three remix versions of Warrior's Dance are being sold on the Prodigy's own store, as digital downloads in MP3 format. An extra remix is exclusive to iTunes.

Tracklist[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Warrior's Dance" (Edit) - 2:55
  2. "Warrior's Dance" (South Central Remix) - 5:40

12' vinyl[edit]

  1. "Warrior's Dance" (Benga Remix) - 4:45
  2. "Warrior's Dance" (South Central Remix) - 5:40

Downloads[edit]

  1. "Warrior's Dance" (Edit) - 2:55
  2. "Warrior's Dance" (Album Version) - 5:13
  3. "Warrior's Dance" (South Central Remix) - 5:40
  4. "Warrior's Dance" (Benga Remix) - 4:45
  5. "Warrior's Dance" (Kicks Like A Mule Remix) - 5:09

iTunes downloads[edit]

  1. "Warrior's Dance" (Edit) - 2:56
  2. "Warrior's Dance" (Album Version) - 5:14
  3. "Warrior's Dance" (South Central Remix) - 5:41
  4. "Warrior's Dance" (Benga Remix) - 4:46
  5. "Warrior's Dance" (Future Funk Squad's 'Rave Soldier' Mix) - 5:33
  6. "Warrior's Dance" (Kicks Like A Mule Remix) - 5:10

Music video[edit]

The music video was posted on the band's Myspace and YouTube page on 3 April 2009,[4] after being postponed from an exclusive broadcast on Channel 4 the week before.[5] It was directed by Corin Hardy.

It features a mix of puppetry (www.darkvast.com) and stop-frame animation, featuring three humanoid cigarette packets branded with various Prodigy logos (representing the three members of the band[6]) starting a miniature rave within a pub with other cigarette packages, eventually causing a fire on top of a table. The three Prodigy cigarette boxes then exit the house, leaving the rest of the dancing cigarette packages to continue burning. A man enters the pub to 'open up' the next morning, puzzled to find all the burnt cardboard remains. Cigarette boxes contain the message "Smoking is harmful to your health" on Ukrainian language ("Куріння шкодить вашому здоров'ю").

The video won an award at the 2009 Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival for best music video.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austrian Singles Chart 54[3]
Irish Singles Chart 44[3]
UK Singles Chart 9[3]
UK Dance Chart 1
US Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 7[8]

Single "Warrior's Dance" sold in UK over 206 000 copies in 2009.[citation needed]

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[9] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The new Nekosite Prodigy Interview". nekosite. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Warrior's Dance". theprodigy.com. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Prodigy - Warriors Dance - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Video The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance van The Prodigy - Myspace Video". Vids.myspace.com. 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Warrior's Dance video". theprodigy.com. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  6. ^ "Warrior's Dance Electronic Press Kit". nofatclips.com. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  7. ^ "Corin’s Prodigy video wins best video at Rushes Soho Shorts ‘09 awards". promo news. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Club Music, Hot Dance Songs, Club Songs, Dance Club Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  9. ^ "Charts Plus Year end 2009" (PDF). Charts Plus. Retrieved 2010-07-19.