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Butterfly (Crazy Town song)

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"Butterfly"
Crazy Town - Butterfly cd promo.png
Single by Crazy Town
from the album The Gift of Game
Released November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Rap rock,[1] nu metal[2][3]
Length 3:36
Songwriter(s) John Frusciante, Bret Mazur, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Seth "Shifty Shellshock" Binzer
Producer(s) Bret Mazur, Josh Abraham
Crazy Town singles chronology
"Darkside"
(2000)
"Butterfly"
(2000)
"Revolving Door"
(2001)
"Darkside"
(2000)
"Butterfly"
(2000)
"Revolving Door"
(2001)

"Butterfly" is a 2000 song by American rock band Crazy Town. It was released in November 2000 as the third single from their album The Gift of Game. The song reached number-one in 15 countries, including the band's native United States.[4] The song contains a sample of "Pretty Little Ditty" from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1989 album Mother's Milk.

Critical reception[edit]

It was named the 34th "Most Awesomely Bad Song Ever" by VH1.[5] It was also rated number 3 on Billboard's chart for one-hit wonders of the 2000s, compiled in 2009.[6] In 2017, Spin ranked it as the 13th greatest nu metal song of all time.[2]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Honey, features the band in a fantasy-like forest complete with butterflies where Shifty Shellshock and Epic Mazur sing their praises to two women with butterfly wings. At one point in the video, Shifty's star-shaped tattoos fly off into the air.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Butterfly" 3:35
2. "Butterfly (Extreme Mix)" 3:33

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Stutter" by Joe featuring Mystikal
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
March 24, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
Preceded by
"Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 7, 2001 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"All for You" by Janet Jackson
Preceded by
"Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse
US Alternative Songs number-one single
February 17, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Drive" by Incubus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crazy Town, "Butterfly" (2001) - Popdust". Popdust. 
  2. ^ a b "30 Best Nu Metal Songs, Ranked". Spin Magazine. 
  3. ^ Hill, Stephen (July 4, 2017). "The Top 40 nu-metal songs of all time". Metal Hammer. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ MTV.com - Crazy Town Biography.
  5. ^ "VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs....Ever ( From 50-1)". listology.com. 
  6. ^ "One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s Page 1". Billboard.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  11. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Crazy Town – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Crazy Town.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Tracklisten.
  14. ^ "Crazy Town: Butterfly" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Les classement single.
  16. ^ "Musicline.de – Crazy Town Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Top Digital Download.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Crazy Town search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Top 40 Singles.
  20. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". VG-lista.
  21. ^ "Polish Airplay Charts - Lista krajowa 21/2001". PiF PaF Production. Archived from the original on January 16, 2002. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  22. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts at the Wayback Machine (archived December 9, 2002)
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Singles Top 100.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Swiss Singles Chart.
  25. ^ "Crazy Town: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  26. ^ "Crazy Town – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Crazy Town.
  27. ^ "Crazy Town – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Crazy Town.
  28. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 2001". Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  29. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved November 1, 2013.  Enter Crazy Town in the field Interpret. Enter Butterfly in the field Titel. Select single in the field Format. Click Suchen
  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2001". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  35. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  36. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  37. ^ "British single certifications – Crazy Town – Butterfly". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 11, 2013.  Enter Butterfly in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select single in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  38. ^ "American single certifications – Oasis – Crazy Town". Recording Industry Association of America. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 23 July 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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