Animal (R.I.O. song)

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Single by R.I.O. featuring U-Jean
from the album Turn This Club Around
Released 2 December 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Progressive house
Length 3:32
Label Kontor Records
Writer(s) Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Andres Ballinas
Producer(s) Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Avicii
R.I.O. singles chronology
"Turn This Club Around"
"Party Shaker"
U-Jean singles chronology
"Turn This Club Around"
"That Girl"
Music video
"Animal" (Official) on YouTube

"Animal" is a Euro-House track by German Dance-Band R.I.O., featuring vocals from Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop singer U-Jean. The song was written by Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter and Andres Ballinas. It was released in Germany as a digital download on 2 December 2011. The song's chorus features a re-creation of the synth riff from Levels by Avicii while R.I.O. and U-Jean overdub a new vocal hook.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Animal" was first released onto YouTube on 29 November 2011 at a total length of three minutes and forty-two seconds.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
  1. "Animal" (Video Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Animal" (Extended Mix) – 5:38
  3. "Animal" (Spankers Edit) – 3:50
  4. "Animal" (Spankers Remix) – 6:05

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – R.I.O. and U-Jean
  • Producers – Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter
  • Lyrics – Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter, Andres Ballinas
  • Label: Kontor Records


Chart (2011-12) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 33
France (SNEP)[3] 111
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 48
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[5] 26
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 47
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 51

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Germany 2 December 2011[8] Digital Download Kontor Records


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