Party Hard

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This article is about the Andrew W.K. song. For other uses, see Party Hard (disambiguation).
"Party Hard"
Single by Andrew W.K.
from the album I Get Wet
B-side "Violent Life" (7")
Released October 29, 2001
Format
Recorded 2001
Genre
Length 3:06
Label
Writer(s) Andrew W.K.
Andrew W.K. singles chronology
"Room To Breathe"
(1998)
"Party Hard"
(2001)
"She Is Beautiful"
(2002)

"Party Hard" is a song by Andrew W.K., first released as a single in 2001 and included on his first album I Get Wet. The song provided Andrew W.K. with his first mainstream hit, reaching number 19 of the UK Singles Charts upon release.[1][2]

The UK single contained one previously released track ("Make Sex"), one previously unreleased track ("Violent Life") and the video for "Party Hard". A promo single for this song was released to radio stations in the US in 2002. The promo single had the title song, the video for the song and a track titled "Andrew W.K.".

Reception[edit]

"Party Hard" was named the 89th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.[3]

Pitchfork Media ranked the song #129 on its list of the Top 500 tracks of the 2000s. Reviewer Mark Richardson wrote: "Before Red Bull and vodka became fashionable and sports drink companies made the decade all about the pursuit of eXtreme energy, the movement already had its anthem."[4]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

The song appeared in notable films, web shows and video games including Stealing Harvard, The Smash Brothers,[5] Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, The Secret Life of Pets and Madden NFL 2003[6] in addition to the TV spot for the film Monsters University.

"Party Hard" appeared as downloadable content in the video game Rock Band 3.

Other appearances[edit]

Party Hard is used as the walk-on music for Professional Darts Corporation darts player Steve Hine[7] It was formerly played by the now-defunct ECHL's San Francisco Bulls after scoring a goal during home games at the Cow Palace. During their successful University of Chichester Battle of the Bands Campaign of 2011, UK band Sulphuric Flaccid played Party Hard second in their setlist for every performance, with improvised lyrics to the second verse each time.

Beginning on October 29, 2015, Party Hard is the goal song for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Party Hard"   3:06
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Violent Life"   3:56

Mercury 588 813 7[8]

CD single[edit]

All tracks written by Andrew W.K.. 

No. Title Length
1. "Party Hard"   3:06
2. "Make Sex [AWKGOJ version]"   0:32
3. "Violent Life"   3:56
4. "Party Hard (Video)"    

Mercury 588 813-2[9]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2001-2002) Peak

position

Germany[10] 92
Sweden[11] 57
UK (The Official Charts Company)[2] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Songfacts
  2. ^ a b "Andrew W.K.: Artist Chart History". UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2015-05-06. 
  3. ^ "spreadit.org music". Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ Pitchfork Staff. Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 200-101. Pitchfork Media. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  5. ^ "The Smash Brothers: Episode 8 - The Natural.". Youtube. Event occurs at 12:30: East Point Productions. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ THE SOUNDS OF MADDEN NFL™ 2003. EA Sports. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ Steve Hine. Global Darts. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Andrew-WK-Party-Hard/release/515425
  9. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Andrew-WK-Party-Hard/release/1182324
  10. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts". Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Andrew W.K. - Party Hard". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 

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