Warriors (song)

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"Warriors"
Single by Gary Numan
from the album Warriors
Released 26 August 1983
Format 7"/12" single
Recorded Rock City Studios, Shepperton 1982
Genre New wave
Length 4:08
Label Beggars Banquet
BEG 95 (7"), BEG 95 P (12")
Producer(s) Gary Numan
Gary Numan singles chronology
"White Boys And Heroes"
(1982)
"Warriors"
(1983)
"Sister Surprise"
(1983)

"Warriors" is a song by Gary Numan released in 1983 as a 7" and 12" single from his Warriors album. Numan promoted the song on many popular TV shows such as The Saturday Show and Crackajack. It peaked at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart, and was Numan's final Top 20 hit to date (not counting two reissues of his 1979 hit "Cars" released in 1987 and 1996).[1]

Of the song Numan commented: "Warriors was about how I felt being a pop star more or less, I felt I was losing it and slipping down the ladder of success. The line “The ghost of the white faced clown” was a direct reference back to the old images that I’d had before and I wanted to establish that was all done and gone, I was over my Star Wars, Buck Rogers type period".

The music video for the song shown on Top of the Pops shows Numan's love of flying and his new Mad Max-style image. He commented: "I had a lot of fun making the video for the single, sort of a mix between joy and terror. I think 'Warriors' is probably by far favourite song on the album".

Although the 7" and 12" versions of the track are the same, the album version ran for almost two minutes longer with an extended instrumental section at the end.

Track listing[edit]

7" single
  1. Warriors - 4:08
  2. My Car Slides (1) - 3:01
12" single
  1. Warriors - 4:08
  2. My Car Slides (1) - 3:01
  3. My Car Slides (2) - 4:42

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