Butterfly (Crazy Town song)

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"Butterfly"
Single by Crazy Town
from the album The Gift of Game
Released November 2000
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Rap rock[1]
Length 3:36
Writer(s) Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Chad Smith, Bret Mazur, Michael "Flea" Balzary, Seth "Shifty Shellshock" Binzer
Producer(s) Bret Mazur, Josh G. Abrahams
Crazy Town singles chronology
"Darkside"
(2000)
"Butterfly"
(2000)
"Revolving Door"
(2001)

"Butterfly" is a song by American rap rock group 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.[2] 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.[3] It was also rated number 3 on Billboard's chart for One-hit wonders of the 2000s, compiled in 2009.[4] The song was ranked number 77 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever by Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio, who asks the listener, "Think you like this? Sure you don't really like the song where ['Butterfly'] came from better? Without all the yapping?"[5]

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]

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  2. ^ MTV.com - Crazy Town Biography.
  3. ^ "VH1's 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs....Ever ( From 50-1)". listology.com. 
  4. ^ "One-Hit Wonders of the 2000s Page 1". Billboard.com. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  5. ^ Wilkening, Matthew (September 11, 2010). "100 Worst Songs Ever -- Part Two of Five". AOL Radio. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Crazy Town Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Crazy Town.
  11. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Tracklisten.
  12. ^ "Crazy Town: Butterfly" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  13. ^ "Lescharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly" (in French). Les classement single.
  14. ^ "Musicline.de – Crazy Town Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Top Digital Download.
  16. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Crazy Town search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  17. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Top 40 Singles.
  18. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". VG-lista.
  19. ^ Romanian 2001 end-of-year charts at the Wayback Machine (archived December 9, 2002)
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Singles Top 60.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Crazy Town – Butterfly". Swiss Singles Chart.
  22. ^ "Crazy Town: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  23. ^ "Crazy Town Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Crazy Town.
  24. ^ "Crazy Town Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Crazy Town.
  25. ^ "Die ultimative Chart Show | Hits des neuen Jahrtausends | Download". RTL.de. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  27. ^ "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
  28. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2001". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2001" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  32. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Crazy Town; 'Butterfly')". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  33. ^ "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
  34. ^ "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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