Busy Child

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"Busy Child"
Busychild.jpeg
Single by The Crystal Method
from the album Vegas
Released 1997[1]
Genre Electronic breakbeat
Label Outpost Recordings
Writer(s) Scott Kirkland, Ken D. Jordan
Producer(s) The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method singles chronology
"Come2gether"
(1996)
"Busy Child"
(1997)
"High Roller"
(1997)

"Busy Child" is a breakbeat single by The Crystal Method from the album Vegas. It is one of the group's most recognizable works, reaching #17 on Hot Dance Club Play charts, and remaining on even ten years later.[2]

Samples[edit]

The "I guess I didn't know..." vocal in "Busy Child" is sampled from the song "Know the Ledge" by Eric B. & Rakim.[3] The song also features a vocal sample from the DJ Pierre-produced house track, "Summertime (Is Get Busy Time)". The sample was made to sound like "Get busy, child!", in which the song's title is based on.[4]

Music videos[edit]

At least two music videos were made to promote the song.[5] The original 1997 version (directed by Lance Bangs and Eli Bonerz) was mostly CGI.[6] The second version (directed by Clark Eddy) is more recognizable and includes live concert footage interspersed with clips from the Lost in Space movie.[7]

Appearances[edit]

The song is featured on many film soundtracks and electronic compilations, including the soundtrack of the FIFA: Road to World Cup 98 video game. A shorter version of the song is featured as a playable song in the dancing video game DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution. The song is also used as a song on the Universal Studios ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit under the Club and Electronica genre, and it is the default song used when a patron enters an unavailable "hidden song" code.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Busy Child" (radio edit)
  2. "Busy Child" (Vegas version)
  3. "Busy Child" (Taylor's Hope for Evolution)
  4. "Busy Child" (Uberzone mix)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography - The Crystal Method - Busy Child [US]". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales". Billboard.com. 2008-01-26. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  3. ^ "The Crystal Method - Vegas (1997)". Arcticflare.com. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  4. ^ The Crystal Method's Busy Child sample of Pierre's Phantasy Club's Summertime (Is Get Busy Time) (Club Mix) | WhoSampled
  5. ^ "the Crystal Method". MVDBase.com (person). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  6. ^ "the Crystal Method - 'Busy child [version 1: CGI]'". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  7. ^ "the Crystal Method - 'Busy child [version 2: film]'". MVDBase.com (video). ASG. 1998–2017. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 

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