Antmusic

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"Antmusic"
Antmusic.jpg
Single by Adam and the Ants
from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier
B-side "Fall In"
Released 28 November 1980
Format Vinyl record (7")
Genre New wave, glam rock, post-punk
Length 3:15
Label Epic (UK); CBS (AUS)
Writer(s) Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni
Producer(s) Chris Hughes
Adam and the Ants singles chronology
"Dog Eat Dog"
(1980)
"Antmusic"
(1980)
"Stand and Deliver"
(1980)

"Antmusic" is a song by Adam and the Ants, released as the third single in the UK in 1980 from the album Kings of the Wild Frontier (released 3 November 1980).[1]

The first single from Kings of the Wild Frontier was the title track, making number 48 (although it re-entered the charts in early 1981 peaking at number 2). The follow-up "Dog Eat Dog" made number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] "Antmusic" peaked at No. 2 in the UK[1] in January 1981, being held off the top by the re-release of John Lennon's "Imagine" after his murder in New York City on 8 December 1980.

The music video to "Antmusic" featured the group playing in a discothèque with a giant juke box, and persuading the young audience to turn away from disco music and dance to the new-styled 'Ant-Music'. The music video was directed by Steve Barron.

The single spent five weeks at No. 1 in Australia, and earned the band platinum certification for sales of over 100,000. Adam and the Ants toured Australia in 1981 and appeared on influential TV pop show Countdown.

The song was featured in the 2015 film Ant-Man.

Although some overseas singles include the 3:36 album version, the original UK vinyl 7" single is 3:15. This short version has never appeared on CD to date.[2]

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Preceded by
"Counting the Beat" by The Swingers
Australian Kent Music Report number-one single
23 March 1981 – 20 April 1981
Succeeded by
"9 to 5 (Morning Train)" by Sheena Easton