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
Songwriter(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"
"Turn This Club Around"
"Party Shaker"
U-Jean singles chronology
"Turn This Club Around"
(2011) Turn This Club Around2011
(2011) Animal2011
"That Girl"
(2012) That Girl2012
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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