Cinema (Benny Benassi song)

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Single by Benny Benassi featuring Gary Go
from the album Electroman
Released 8 March 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Length 3:03 (radio edit)
Label All Around the World
Producer(s) Marco "Benny" Benassi
Benny Benassi singles chronology
"Beautiful People"
"Close to Me"

"Cinema" is a song by Italian DJ and electro house music producer Benny Benassi and British recording artist and songwriter Gary Go. The song was written by Gary Go with music produced by Benny and Alle Benassi. It was released on 8 March 2011 by Ultra Records and All Around the World, on Benny Benassi's fourth studio album Electroman. Fans first picked up on the song after it was included in the hit video game, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. The single EP featured several remixes by Skrillex, Laidback Luke, Alex Gaudino & Jason Rooney, and Congo Rock. The Skrillex remix went on to become a hit in its own right, staying in iTunes US Dance Top 10 for over six months after its release, and winning a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording. An instrumental version was most recently featured in the debut trailer for the video game, Sonic Lost World. The song has, as of November 2013, been viewed/played over 200 million times on YouTube.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Cinema" was first released onto YouTube on 24 March 2011 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-nine seconds.[1] It features Benassi, his cousin Alle and Gary Go. The video was later featured in the Beavis and Butt-head episode "Copy Machine".

Skrillex remix[edit]

In January 2011, Skrillex released a remix of the song. It was used in the launch promo for the WWE Network, aired on the 5 December 2011 episode of WWE Raw. It was also given the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 54th Grammy Awards. The song was featured in the video game Forza Horizon.

Track listing[edit]

UK Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Radio Edit) 3:03
2. "Cinema" (Extended Mix) 4:55
3. "Cinema" (Skrillex UK Radio Edit) 3:17
4. "Cinema" (Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney Remix) 8:12
5. "Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix) 6:08
6. "Cinema" (Congorock Remix) 5:58
7. "Cinema" (DJ Mazza Club Mix) 6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (feat. Gary Go) [Part 1] - EP[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Radio Edit) 3:03
2. "Cinema" (Extended Mix) 4:55
3. "Cinema" (Congorock Remix) 5:58
4. "Cinema" (Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney Remix) 8:16
5. "Cinema" (Andrea "DJ Mazza" Mazza Club Mix) 6:02
iTunes Digital download – Cinema (Remixes) (feat. Gary Go), Pt. 2 - EP[3]
No. Title Length
1. "Cinema" (Skrillex Radio Edit) 3:11
2. "Cinema" (Skrillex Remix) 5:07
3. "Cinema" (Laidback Luke Remix) 6:08
4. "Cinema" (Maurizio Gubellini Remix) 6:02
5. "Cinema" (DJ Mazza Dub Mix) 5:45

Commercial performance[edit]

The single was certified platinum in Canada through Music Canada for selling over 80,000 downloads.[4] The single was certified platinum in Australia for selling over 75,000 downloads. The single was certified gold in New Zealand. The Skrillex remix was certified platinum in the United States for over 1,000,000 downloads.

In the US, the single achieved a milestone of sorts when it spent a record 48 weeks from 2011 to 2012 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, the third highest number of weeks that a single has ever remained on that chart without advancing into the Billboard Hot 100.[5]



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA) (Skrillex Remix)[20] 2× Platinum 2,000,000

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 24 July 2011[21] Digital download All Around the World
United States February 2013 Radio Release Ultra Records


  1. ^ "Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go - Cinema". YouTube. 
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  4. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Benny Benassi – Cinema". Music Canada. 
  5. ^ "Singles Charts Archive Search" (in the "Artist" field, enter "Benny Benassi"; in the "Single Title" field, enter "Cinema", in the "Single Chart Name" field, select "Bubbling Under Hot 100"; in the "Date" field, select "All Weeks(Artist or Title required)"; select "Enter"). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 17, 2012.  The song remained on the Billboard dance chart for over 120 weeks.
  6. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  7. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ Benny Benassi and Gary Go - Cinema - Music Charts
  10. ^ "Chart Track: Week 33, 2011". Irish Singles Chart.
  11. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Benny Benassi And Gary Go search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  12. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Archive Chart: 11-08-13". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  14. ^ " – Benny Benassi And Gary Go – Cinema". Singles Top 100.
  15. ^ "Archive Chart: 11-08-20" UK Dance Chart.
  16. ^ "Archive Chart: 11-08-20" UK Singles Chart.
  17. ^ "Benny Benassi – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Benny Benassi.
  18. ^ "Benny Benassi – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay for Benny Benassi.
  19. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Singles 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Benny Benassi – Cinema". Recording Industry Association of America. April 25, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2016. 
  21. ^ Cinema (feat. Gary Go) by Benny Benassi iTunes

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